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Cheers Jerome

 

 

Thanks Jerome! That is what I thought also, but as I mentioned before, it has been awhile since I bought any tiger stripes, and I just wanted to make sure.


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Hi,

Owen, or whomever

I have a question on tigerstripes. I bought a group of uniforms from a guy who was a Lrrp in "Vietnam. Everything was great but one jacket I have a question about. The tiger jacket I got from him is ripstop. It has one upper cigarette pocket and 2 lowers. He thought he got it in Thailand. He was in Vietnam until 1970 almost 71 I read somewhere that ripstop tigers were after the war. The trouble is he was not there after and He said the items had not been out of his foot locker since 1971. So , is there any chance there was ripstop tiger available in 1970-71.

Thanks in advance.

Regards, Mitch


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Mitch:Rip-stop tiger stripes don't start showing up in Vietnam until around 1974-1975. There were civilian hunting tiger stripes avaialable in the US by then. Maybe he got this piece then, and stuck it in his footlocker. It would be hard to prove that he had a rip-stop piece that early in the 70's and wore them in the field.

Hope this helps,

Bob


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Hi Bob,

Thanks alot . That is what I thought I read somewhere. I quess I should have posted the jacket to see what pattern it is, so now I will. The way it is made reminds me more of a Party item. A single cigarette size pocket to the top, no cuff closures and 2 bottom pockets. The buttons are not quite flat, They have a small dome to the center. No markings. I would like to confirm the pattern and time of manufacture. Thanks again.

Regards, Mitch

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Mitch

You Vet got his story mixed up a bit .

The shirt you posted is a common US made hunting type that was sold in army surplus shops in the late 1970s -80s .

Lets see the rest of his goodies .

owen


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Hi,

Thanks Owen. I didn't know hunting uniforms came with a small cigarette pocket. He did go back in the service later and just finished 8 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now retired. He sold all his uniforms at a flea market . He had so many that he could have easily gotten mixed up. I know I would have. I'll start a post here or at WA forum on the group of his other items.

Regards, Mitch


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Mitch

Hunters love to smoke , and they need somewhere to put the box !!!

The cut on this jacket goes back into the 1940s at least .

I have seen Sears Robuck tan canvas , lined , unlined , wax cotton , frogskin type cammo all in this cut .

It could be considered a hunting classic mid 20th century .

With the advent of BDU it has kinda died out as a hunting choice .

A classic tiger 3 pocket shirt is just like the Japanese type posted above .

I hope this helps .

owen


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we some "hunter pattern" tigers at the rag mill didn't we? notice my new Johnson style classification here ^_^


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Hi Guys,

 

I'm somewhat new to the forum. I've been lurking for a while and just recently started to post. I'm looking for some expert advice about a set of tiger pants I have. I'm trying to figure out if they are genuine Nam era or if they are MASH or maybe something else. They look legit to me but there are a couple things that seem a little off from what I've seen in the past...

 

They are labeled US-M and measure out at about 33"x34". (I'm 6'5" and they fit me great. That's never happened before)

The zipper is YKK and looks brand new, almost too new.

The colors match up really well against a near mint shirt I know is legit Nam era but the sheen to the fabric is a little shinier on the pants in question.

The black stripes do not have really crisps edges. They sort of "wave" along the texture of the fabric.

 

These points lead me to believe it it is a MASH pair of pants. But, when I compare it to a pair of pants I know are MASH pants the cut is way different. The MASH pants are also significantly shorter.

 

One last item to bring up is that there was a little tag with the US-M stamp on it in the front pocket. It seems to be a lightweight craft paper similar to an old grocery bag.

 

Let me know what you guys think!

 

Thanks,

Jay

 

 

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Here's a close up showing the stripes and buttons against my Nam era shirt...

 

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great unissued pair of pants complete with the paper issue tag .

Congrats

owen


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great unissued pair of pants complete with the paper issue tag .

Congrats

owen

 

 

Thanks Owen.

 

These just seemed a little "too good to be true" for me. The longer I had them, the more I questioned them... Thanks for clearing my head about them!

 

Later,

Jay

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Nice clean Gold tigers .

When washed a couple of times the writing will vanish !!

Welcome to the tiger club .

owen


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Thanks Owen , I was half expecting a bait and switch today when I got them LOL , open the package MMMM nice set of Proppers you got boy !!! LOL


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Hi everybody,

 

I haven't any tiger stripe items yet.

 

One of my co-workers is going on vacation to Thailand and Laos.

Is there any interesting stuff he could look for?

 

I'm interested in the camo pattern itself in it's different pattern and color variations.

So I would have nothing against good repros.

Or are there even still tailor shops who work with tiger stripe fabric?

 

I'm looking forward to some advice.

 

Gerd


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And what about this one ? ;

 

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http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...?showtopic=2533

 

(I permit me to post it again, because nobody respond to "usmc-collector"). Is there someone here that have informations or other picture about this camo ?


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Yes, "USMC-collector" shows more pictures of this uniform ; go on link ! There's some pics (label, trousers,...).

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...?showtopic=2533


"As you know, you go to war with the Army you have. They're not the Army you might want or wish to have at a later time. You can have all the armor in the world on a tank and it can (still) be blown up..." - Donald Rumsfeld (Camp Buehring, KU - Dec. 8, 2004)

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