50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Share
    avatar
    Tocc88
    Corporal
    Corporal

    Location : Italy (Bergamo)
    Registration date : 2015-03-21
    Number of posts : 36

    50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by Tocc88 on Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:10 pm

    Today I was doing the cleaning, so I decided to take some photos of my equip.
    Here's my San Marco's pattern collection



    Starting from the right:

    - "Mountain" San Marco - 1993 or so by "Nuova Saltes". Used during the Balcans
    - San Marco year 1999 by "Di elle"
    - San Marco year 2001 by "Saka". Used in Iraq during mid 2000's
    - Desert San Marco pattern uniform year 2002 by "FCM". This item had to be used by GOI (Navy Raiders), but it has never been adopted... notice the absence of the stars on the neckband
    - San Marco year 2005 (maybe later) by "???". First type of a San Marco uniform with the same tail of vegetata: pockets on the front are now askew and without the Lion, typical mark of the "San Marco".
    - San Marco year 2009 by "Uniform srl". This is (in my opinion) the best San Marco camouflage, unfortunately after a few years also the Italian Naavy adopted the vegetata as combat uniform.

    Those items are 100% originals, unfortunately some of them lost the labels.
    I hope you will enjoy this.

    Bye bye all Smile
    avatar
    ripcord
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Location : USA
    Registration date : 2012-12-29
    Number of posts : 1710

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by ripcord on Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:54 pm

    Very impressive selection of diverse San Marco patterns.



    Thanks for the info..


    S
    avatar
    mylle
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Name : Alex
    Location : Austria
    Registration date : 2013-10-18
    Number of posts : 1517

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by mylle on Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:41 pm

    Thats right, very nice display!Thanks to Sal I have at least one of those....
    avatar
    Tocc88
    Corporal
    Corporal

    Location : Italy (Bergamo)
    Registration date : 2015-03-21
    Number of posts : 36

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by Tocc88 on Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:49 am

    Well, in this photo is displayed much better



    I really love these colours on that type of pattern drawing Embarassed
    avatar
    ripcord
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Location : USA
    Registration date : 2012-12-29
    Number of posts : 1710

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by ripcord on Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:44 pm

    After checking out your original post, I was wondering how many different SM/ COMSUBIN variations were in my collection..

    Not certain of  chronology, but according to  the labels that remain or are still legible there are 2 Consorzio Liguria, one Nuovo Saltes , one SA KA. Confezione , one SC Lovers , and 2 FCM; the rest are unknown.

                                                                     

                                                                      


    Figured I'd throw in the  Vegetato SM/COMSUBIN  variant as well..




    S
    avatar
    mylle
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Name : Alex
    Location : Austria
    Registration date : 2013-10-18
    Number of posts : 1517

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by mylle on Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:23 pm

    Wow, impressive!Funny how many variants are out there..... Cool
    avatar
    CollectinSteve
    ADMIN
    ADMIN

    Location : New England, US
    Registration date : 2009-03-08
    Number of posts : 5873

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:33 pm

    Nice thread! I fell in love with this pattern soon after it was introduced and have many variations in my collection.

    mylle wrote:Wow, impressive!Funny how many variants are out there..... Cool

    Not too many more than what Tocc88 and Rip have shown us. The only two I think I see missing are:

    1.  The very, very rare desert version from the 1990s.  That's on my bucket list Wink

    2.  Variant in ripstop that is in a very similar cut as the orange/pink desert uniform.  The pattern is slightly different.

    There is also the coveralls in the spray camo pattern, but I don't think it's different pattern/colors than the ones shown here.

    Steve
    avatar
    Tocc88
    Corporal
    Corporal

    Location : Italy (Bergamo)
    Registration date : 2015-03-21
    Number of posts : 36

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by Tocc88 on Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:41 am

    Glad to see the appriciation of Italian uniforms abroad!

    I totally agree with CollectinSteve; if I can make a clarification we also forgot the type of pattern used in Somaly (not only the desert variant).

    Moreover, I'm sure that the FCM San Marco type pattern was never used/adopted by Italian navy, it is only for commercial.



    Here's a picture made by me that shows some of the San Marco type uniforms used in operations/trainings; I hope it will be useful.



    1- type 1999 San Marco during training
    2- type 2001 San Marco during training (in pose)
    3- first 90's type San Marco during op. Restore Hope in Somalia
    4- type 2005 (???, well, the first type with same tail of vegetata) during training/demonstration
    5- Desert San Marco ("Pink panther") used by GOI in Iraq in mid 2000's
    6- type 2009 San Marco worn by a Navy port guard
    7-8 - "Mountain" type San Marco. The 7 is from a photoshoot during a training in 2001, the 8 is from the op. "Alba" in 1997
    avatar
    CollectinSteve
    ADMIN
    ADMIN

    Location : New England, US
    Registration date : 2009-03-08
    Number of posts : 5873

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:56 pm

    Nice pictures!

    There is at least one picture of the 2002 FCM "orange" uniform being worn in Iraq. I have one and it does have the stars on it. But I agree with you, it probably was never adopted.

    Steve
    avatar
    mylle
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Name : Alex
    Location : Austria
    Registration date : 2013-10-18
    Number of posts : 1517

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by mylle on Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:19 am

    Finally I found a matching pair of pants for my lonely San Marco blouse:

    avatar
    Tocc88
    Corporal
    Corporal

    Location : Italy (Bergamo)
    Registration date : 2015-03-21
    Number of posts : 36

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by Tocc88 on Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:05 am

    I believe that you are matching mod.2001 blouse with mod. 2009 pants  Crying or Very sad
    avatar
    mylle
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Name : Alex
    Location : Austria
    Registration date : 2013-10-18
    Number of posts : 1517

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by mylle on Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:21 am

    Yep the pants are from 2009, maybe not matching 100% correctly but at least I have a set now.
    avatar
    Tocc88
    Corporal
    Corporal

    Location : Italy (Bergamo)
    Registration date : 2015-03-21
    Number of posts : 36

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by Tocc88 on Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:48 am

    Of course! Smile  happy Easter to all!
    avatar
    mylle
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Name : Alex
    Location : Austria
    Registration date : 2013-10-18
    Number of posts : 1517

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by mylle on Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:53 am

    I would say this blouse matches better to the pants.


    avatar
    ripcord
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Lieutenant Colonel

    Location : USA
    Registration date : 2012-12-29
    Number of posts : 1710

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by ripcord on Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:51 pm

    And you would be right...

    Very nice...Alex...Looks great..



    S

    Sponsored content

    Re: 50 shades of.... "San Marco"

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:47 am