Boonie hat DPM tiger stripe???

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    Boonie hat DPM tiger stripe???

    Post by austromunga on Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:18 pm

    Hi all!!
    I picked up this Boonie hat... because it had a nice look about it!!......Now to me...kind of it looks British in design.. but the camo pattern looks more like a tigerstripe but in DPM colours!!??
    It has a size label only inside (also looks similar to British size labels)
    it has nice wear/fading..and also reeks of mothballs!!...but...I noticed the fittings and vents look very fresh..as does the chin-chord.. replacements!!???..or is the whole thing just commercial, stone washed for effect????

    your comments.. eagerly awaited!!


















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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:02 am

    Looks commercial to me. That size tag is a very typical of Chinese stuff. For whatever reason the pattern never really took off for standard military use. The little bit that did used very different patterns (red type for Ecuador, for example, or very dark "shadow" for Thailand) I do agree it is very much in the British style construction.

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    Re: Boonie hat DPM tiger stripe???

    Post by austromunga on Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:20 am

    Thanks Steve...that's confirmed my suspicions...but I thought I would ask...just on the off chance!!....and it also means I can now wear it without fear of losing or damaging something rare!!
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    Post by 1stDivVet on Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:43 pm

    I agree with Steve. Looks commercial to me as well. I like it tho! I'd rock it if I had it.

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    Re: Boonie hat DPM tiger stripe???

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:39 pm

    Got a couple myself,identical and have faded to almost the exact tones. From memory when bought,think they were Highlander(or one of the other many camping/army surplus shop made stuff)
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    Re: Boonie hat DPM tiger stripe???

    Post by austromunga on Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:59 am

    Thanks for the info guys!!!...and Gulf... yes. now you come to mention it I have a very similar one in olive green...from that same company!!
    i'll have to see if I can find it....and put them together!!

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