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Let me introduce Mr Owen, our new english teacher !

 

Beware you all gonna end up talking like Ulster Boys !

How do we write in Irelandese : I must be a good boy and give all my tiger stripes uniforms to Mr Owen ?

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Here are a couple of closeups of my new silver tadpole tigerstripe shirt, matching pants will come in a month or so , pants on the pic are a JWS early war just to show the difference in pattern and shade, thanks for looking !!!002-9.jpg

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Very Cool B

Your bottom set is looking good .

This is why collecting stripes is so much fun , there are lots of different fades and countless shades .

I have always thought US silver tadpole quite tough to come across so you have a good set in the mix .

owen

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Very Cool B

Your bottom set is looking good .

This is why collecting stripes is so much fun , there are lots of different fades and countless shades .

I have always thought US silver tadpole quite tough to come across so you have a good set in the mix .

owen

 

Thanks Owen, agree with you, each pattern is special in its own way , you can always stumble upon something different and not to mention the shades & fades , always wondered who whore them, what happened to those vets , what battles they fought in, guess i will never find out !

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The funny thing is I have also had that thought , but en-compassing all Vintage clothing .

When grading vintage in a rag mill you find the weirdist things from old movie tickets , nuts and bolts , the odd shell casing , gooey candy , I have even found older money .

I was with a girl one day {Vanessa} and she was going through old womens jackets and felt something moving about inside , it was the old Birds cash stash !!!!!

She must have kicked the bucket and her siblings just threw hew stuff to goodwill not going through her pockets .

It was a good ammount .

All that being said I have only once found a bloody jacket , but it was a WW2 M43 and the blood was dryed well into the surface of the jacket .

One other sweet thing I came across was a pair of Jungle trousers so dirty with ground in Red dirt ,the type you see in Vietnam , that they just had to BE there .

Well any-way I could bla bla bla all day .

If the clothes could talk and we had a time machine we could get to the bottom of this !!!

owen

Ps

You find at least 10 Asian silver shirts to 1 Anglo item .

Good to keep in mind .

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Yup, guess sometimes you can find some left over stuff in the pockets etc thumbsup.gif Anyway, i was watching " Close encounters of the third kind " last night, watched it at least five times over the years but it was just yesterday that i noticed those tigerstripe uniforms worn by the SF on the mountain , movie was made in 1977, those tigertsripes still had the smell of Vietnam , wish i was there to snatch a couple of them :lol:

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Yup, guess sometimes you can find some left over stuff in the pockets etc thumbsup.gif Anyway, i was watching " Close encounters of the third kind " last night, watched it at least five times over the years but it was just yesterday that i noticed those tigerstripe uniforms worn by the SF on the mountain , movie was made in 1977, those tigertsripes still had the smell of Vietnam , wish i was there to snatch a couple of them :lol:

 

I think you'll find they were what Johnson calls the 'USMC' pattern or some derivative of. A friend used to have a movie card collection and one of the cards was a close-up of one of the soldiers. At the time I looked at it and went "meh, repro .."

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I think you'll find they were what Johnson calls the 'USMC' pattern or some derivative of. A friend used to have a movie card collection and one of the cards was a close-up of one of the soldiers. At the time I looked at it and went "meh, repro .."

I really don't know how much we can tell from these pics but if you look at the chest pockets you will see that they have the correct size, Mash and other copies have way smaller chest pockets , maybe they did that flaw for a reason, i'm not sure...

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Butcher: "I really don't know how much we can tell from these pics but if you look at the chest pockets you will see that they have the correct size, Mash and other copies have way smaller chest pockets , maybe they did that flaw for a reason, i'm not sure..."

 

While RDJ is not the end all of descriptions, his uniform cut descriptions show several different pocket variations and I have some that are different from each other and are original pieces.

 

The repro copies I have, Mash and others follow the original cuts pretty close as best I can tell. I don't think Mash made a mistake.

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Butcher: "I really don't know how much we can tell from these pics but if you look at the chest pockets you will see that they have the correct size, Mash and other copies have way smaller chest pockets , maybe they did that flaw for a reason, i'm not sure..."

 

While RDJ is not the end all of descriptions, his uniform cut descriptions show several different pocket variations and I have some that are different from each other and are original pieces.

 

The repro copies I have, Mash and others follow the original cuts pretty close as best I can tell. I don't think Mash made a mistake.

 

You may be right but i do have a Mash silver tadpole set and i have an original as well and if you compare the chest pockets , it is visible that they are smaller, same goes for the Mash golden tiger set ...

 

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The Close encounters guys are wearing the Classic Tiger pattern as used by Mister JW . This looks to me like the Western Costume Company stuff made in the light weight fabric .

I have had a set of this once and it is pretty convincing to the far away eye but would never hold up to a days real combat as all the pocket seams are not reenforced .

Go back a few posts and look at Vintage Productions Green Beret Shirt , they were all kinda like this , with only slight differences ,such as buttons and false arm pockets

Good work on getting those shots Butcher .

owen

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Very cool boonie hat there .

This hat is the hand screened type that only has the dye on the surface of the fabric , bottom line if you were to hand wash this boonie and scrub the dirt off some of the print would come of as well .

I have seen this hat in a well used condition where the pattern looks stone washed .

Your one on the other hand has lots of dark color and is full of life .

In all pieces in this cut every one has the large grommets just like yours .

owen

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Here are some better shots of the 2nd model jungle jacket custom set I have .

The fabric is the lightweight poplin just like the VNMC type .

This set was made for a Special Forces guy called Cambell who was in the China Boy 3rd Mike Force .

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Here are the pockets .

As you know custom Tigers are something of a rareity and this style is a close copy of the US cut .

However there are NO water drainage holes incorpated as in the US cut .

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