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Finally after all these years. 

I got my first tigers, i think it’s Silver Pattern and will fades to silver (Japanese made)

The condition is pretty clean 

Size stamped A-M, exposed single button. 
 

Any comment please let me know, i’m still learning also. Thank you!!

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Cap Camouflage Pattern I

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Staff Sergeant Alvin J. Rouly of Spring Lake North Carolina, a member of Special Forces, supervises a Civilian Irregular Defense Group Trainee firing a M-79 grenade launcher at 3rd Mobile Strike Force Command, Camp Trảng Sup, Tây Ninh, 30 February 1967. Official US Army Photo by Specialist 5 Robert C. Laofoon, Department of the Army Special Photographic Office Pacific Detachment.

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These were sold to me about 3 yrs ago as repros. Based on what I have seen sell people like these with the size mark in the box, JWD pattern mid weight fabric old style hama zipper, edge of buttons shaved.,you guys can let me know thumbs up or thumbs down. thanks Matt

 

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vintageproductions

If lose are repros they are some of the best I have seen.

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I swear when the guy showed them to me he said they were repros, They are big and fit me. I looked at some other info there is supposed to be an inspection tag on the waistband, whoever had these didn't like that and popped the thread on the waistband and took the tag out., oops! one shot with button detail.

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On 8/31/2021 at 5:52 PM, toitoine66 said:

Tiger stripes wear by somes Talibans on the Kaboul airport 

 

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When your budget can only stretch to ordering from WISH

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6 hours ago, 63 RECON said:

TS Blanket on ebay right now

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Wow, took a few Tigers to make that.

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Sharing my Tiger Stripes, Coarse / Splotch pattern. 
 

This shirt belongs to Frederick Alan Short, a PFC-94 (Patrol Craft Fast / Swift Boats) members. 

 

GMG3 stands for Gunner’s Mate (Guns) Petty Officer 3rd Class, thats why it’s stenciled “Gunner” inside of the shirt. 

Details:


-Stenciled “Short” (name), right front pocket. 
-Stenciled “Swift” (i refer this as Swift Boats), left front pocket. 
-Stenciled “Sat Cong” in left sleeves. 
-Lastly, stenciled “Gunner, Short F” inside of the jacket. 

 

Thank you 🖖🏼

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Patrck269

Hello all!

I have recently become curious about the origins of a specific Tiger Stripe jacket I have had laying around for years. It appears to have the outlines of patches that had previously been sewn on and removed sometime before I came into possession of the jacket. I have been unable to discover very much about the jacket in my own research, and thought I might reach out to y'all and see if you recognize anything that could help me to determine the history of the garment. I have attached photos of the jacket below. In some of them I attempted to backlight the jacket in order to make the outline of the patches easier to see, but I can take some photos non-backlit if that might help with identification.

I appreciate any help I can get in learning more about this jacket. Thanks!

 

I have attached and labeled the photos below.

 

Front

 

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Back:

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Collar tag: (Only tag on garment)
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Inside of jacket:

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Buttons on chest pocket:

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Close up of button on jacket:

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Patch outlines: (Left Shoulder)

 

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Patch Outlines: (Right Shoulder)

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Patch Outlines: (Right Shoulder)

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Patch Outlines: (Left Shoulder)

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FT.Monmouth1943

Fairly modern tiger stripe top. Looks like the ones made by tru-spec, but not 100% sure. All of the manufacturers info should be on the tag along the button fly. Looks like the right shoulder had a SF patch with SF and Ranger tab above it. Left breast pocket was probably a CIB, jump wings, and maybe a dive qual patch? Right breast pocket was branch tape and possibly a foreign jump wing, and left shoulder I have no idea. This was either patched up as a veterans parade/reunion jacket, or it was fabricated to fool collectors. No way of telling for sure, but what you do have is a fairly modern tiger stripe top.

Hope this helps.

 

- Jakob

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Patrck269
1 hour ago, FT.Monmouth1943 said:

Fairly modern tiger stripe top. Looks like the ones made by tru-spec, but not 100% sure. All of the manufacturers info should be on the tag along the button fly. Looks like the right shoulder had a SF patch with SF and Ranger tab above it. Left breast pocket was probably a CIB, jump wings, and maybe a dive qual patch? Right breast pocket was branch tape and possibly a foreign jump wing, and left shoulder I have no idea. This was either patched up as a veterans parade/reunion jacket, or it was fabricated to fool collectors. No way of telling for sure, but what you do have is a fairly modern tiger stripe top.

Hope this helps.

 

- Jakob

Thanks for the tip Jakob, the manufacture's tag was so faded I somehow hadn't noticed it in the years I have owned the jacket. The tag was located right where you said it would be, and it does indicate it is a "TRU-SPEC". You were spot on! Good thing I got this for free. 

Thank you very much for your help,

- Patrick

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However unlikely there is a chance it is real, it had a Special Forces tab at some point which was only introduced in 1985, of course that doesn't rule out someone just doing a terrible job of faking a Vietnam uniform. SF has worn tigerstripe on rare occasions after the Vietnam war.

 

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In post 1691 of this thread, I posted a modern tiger stripe top that belonged to a member of 7th SFG.  It is fully badged and named.  While these badged tops are rare, they still do show up from time to time,  Tiger stripe (green and desert) has been used extensively throughout the Global War on Terror by Special Forces and Special Operations types.  

 

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FT.Monmouth1943

Although these are sometimes seen, one thing to keep in mind with this particular jacket is that there is a SF patch with  the SF tab above it and Ranger tab above that on the right shoulder. If this was a recently worn jacket, the SF tab would most likely be on the left shoulder, per regulations. 

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On 11/12/2021 at 6:03 AM, FT.Monmouth1943 said:

Although these are sometimes seen, one thing to keep in mind with this particular jacket is that there is a SF patch with  the SF tab above it and Ranger tab above that on the right shoulder. If this was a recently worn jacket, the SF tab would most likely be on the left shoulder, per regulations. 

You are correct.  I'd say that most of all modern tiger stripes with patches are for veterans and posers.  However, there are those rare instances where some are actually legitimate.  I just don't want collectors to pass over a gem while out hunting.

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