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Just a term Ive always used for someone who spent a tour of duty in Vietnam instead of stateside.

Tanks I kinda thought that was it but wanted to be sure there was no typo and you meant a serviceman from another country of something :)

 

Believe these pants are GI, the small rear pocket buttons were common. They look though like they have been tailored, zipper put in, and the waist cinched in by tailoring the seat of them, thus accounting for the angle of the patch pockets.

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Believe these pants are GI, the small rear pocket buttons were common. They look though like they have been tailored, zipper put in, and the waist cinched in by tailoring the seat of them, thus accounting for the angle of the patch pockets.

 

I agree with Patches. They look to be either tailored GI trousers or one of the various varieties of commercial trousers you could buy in the PX. So, in other words they are theater made in the American Theater and probably worth about $5.

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The pants are a lot lighter in weight than original GI ones. The 1/4" cinched waist was done before the belt loop was attached and the rear pocket measures 2 1/2" on one side and 3 1/2" on the other from the waist seam. Buttons appear brownish and the construction is similar to this pair on Ebay.

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The pants are a lot lighter in weight than original GI ones. The 1/4" cinched waist was done before the belt loop was attached and the rear pocket measures 2 1/2" on one side and 3 1/2" on the other from the waist seam. Buttons appear brownish and the construction is similar to this pair on Ebay.

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Yeah that's about it, the waist was monkeyed around with. You mentioned lighter weight, then as B229 suggests, perhaps then a Army/Navy store/PX type. In the late-sh 50-60s into the early 70s, Non governmental contract companies did make them in Sateen as well as Cotton Poplin.

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Waldes zippers area Japanese company so could be theatre made in Japan

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Did any of the Japanese military or defense forces wear US style fatigues in the 60s and 70s

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Waldes zippers area Japanese company so could be theatre made in Japan

Yes but they were a Queens New York Based company as well. At any rate you could be on to something, perhaps modified in the RVN with zippers bought from either the U.S. Waldes company, or the Japanese distributor of Waldes zippers.

 

http://queens.brownstoner.com/2013/11/where-zippers-were-made-in-long-island-city/

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