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    vonstuck
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    Zimbabwe

    Post by vonstuck on Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:31 am

    Zimbabwe





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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Post by drmatz on Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:00 pm

    i know there's 2 versions of the zimbabwe pattern, dry and wet season, im not sure which one is which.

    nice set gilles





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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Post by mcoleman762 on Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:16 pm

    Hi Danilo,

    Your shirt, and Gilles' set are the dry season pattern, which was produced in far greater numbers. Here's an example of the wet season pattern:



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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Post by zvez on Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:02 pm

    MMike, that almost looks like Portuguese lizard from mozambique.
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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Post by mcoleman762 on Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:47 pm

    Hi Chris,

    Yeah, in that photo it certainly does. If you could see the back panel of the shirt however, you would be able to match it up exactly to one of the dry season garments. There are several aspects of the pattern that are unique to the Zim camo, and they are all present on this shirt.

    Albert van Zyl owns a bush jacket in this wet season pattern that I lust after. I've seen a handfull of these shirts, but his is the only bush jacket I've ever even heard of.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Post by drmatz on Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:31 pm

    Hi mike,

    thanks for your input...

    Can anyone here tell if this is a real Zimbabwe issued brush stroke shirt, or if is a commercial copy?







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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:39 am

    Looks legit to me. Statesman was definitely a manufacturer of a good amount of stuff. See this thread:

    http://www.newrhodesian.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=830

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Post by drmatz on Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:50 am

    cool steve thanks for the link, it looks right to me, i was just making sure it was zimbabwe and not rhodesian..

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Post by mcoleman762 on Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:43 am

    Hi Danilo,

    Yep, that's a Zimbabwe issue bush jacket. The cut and the pattern itself are different from the original Rhodesian issue stuff. The colors are also a bit "off". Statesman produced original Rhodesian issue garments too, and continued in business after the change of government. My Zim bush jacket is labeled as a Heritage garment as well, without Statesman on the label.

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Post by koalorka on Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:53 pm

    My dry season set:



    And appropriate battle jacket in a "splatter" type camouflage, contracted from Botswana and very obviously derived from SADF P83:







    Pulled this from the maker's website:


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    Re: Zimbabwe

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    Re: Zimbabwe

    Post by Camonut314 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:51 pm

    Pretty sure this is an early Zim wet season shirt I have recently acquired. In an case, interesting tailored and cheap enough Smile










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