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    NZ DPM Shirts

    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:20 am

    Hey guys

    A few shirts I have collected over the years.





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    Post by Camo_fiend on Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:29 pm

    Awesome shirts, thanks for sharing! Would it be possible to post more detailed images of the most current-issue shirt? I've not had a chance to really see one yet...


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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:25 pm

    Yes no worries,

    The new shirt (second from bottom) came in 2008 and was well received, the velcro eliminates the need for brassards and the need to go to the camp seamstresss to sew on name tags, the flat chest pockets give it a neat streamline appearence the shoulder rank slides were moved to the front of the shirt leaving the shoulder seamless. The only thing is the collar needs a good hard steam iron to lay flat or else sticks up and can be quite annoying, photos to come.

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    Post by drmatz on Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:25 pm

    thanks for sharing i love how funky NZ DPM colors get. Patches also look awesome

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:40 pm

    Excellent pics! Fist time I've seen the current issue desert shirt. I am fortunate enough to have a brand new current issue temperate version. Probably will be a while before I finish that bit of kit off!

    I'll post some pics of my Kiwi DPM soon as I already have the pics taken from long ago.

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    Post by 2ndAIF on Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:12 am

    Nice diverse collection of kiwi shirts mate!! The new shirts look similar to the Aussie Land 125 cut, thanks again for sharing
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:53 am

    Here are some of my shirts. Note that there are more differences than just the cut, but also with colors, poly content, etc. I have a brassard on the wrong shoulder in one pic, and notice that second is the infamous "Diesel" shirt. Third and fourth pics have very different colors, especially in one case where the traditionally black bit is a dark chocolate brown.

    And yes, it's a pain in the arse to find matching trousers. Not that the Kiwi soldiers wearing them at the time cared as much as us collectors do Wink

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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:57 am

    Nice shirts Steve, I'll hunt around for some period name tags and the button on hood for your smock aswell.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:33 am

    That would be excellent! I have no trousers for the shirt pictured last, so if you could keep an eye out for that I'd appreciate it. A hood would for the 1980s jacket would be great! Never seen one so far. I have the matching trousers and boonie already.

    Were nametapes commonly worn on the older issued kit? I don't think I've seen any evidence of removed name tapes off my examples. I thought you Kiwis in the 1980s/90s were like the Brits when it came to name tapes? Meaning, theoretically you had them, but few seemed to actually sew them onto their uniforms.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:58 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Here are some of my shirts. Note that there are more differences than just the cut, but also with colors, poly content, etc. I have a brassard on the wrong shoulder in one pic, and notice that second is the infamous "Diesel" shirt. Third and fourth pics have very different colors, especially in one case where the traditionally black bit is a dark chocolate brown.

    And yes, it's a pain in the arse to find matching trousers. Not that the Kiwi soldiers wearing them at the time cared as much as us collectors do Wink

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    Nice Steve ,very nice ....Congrats on picking these up Mate,I likey ,I likey a lot Cool




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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:28 am

    Hi Steve,

    Yeah name tags were issued but rarely worn, some units enforced it some did'nt, we called that pattern bananas or pineapples cos they went a horrible yellow colour when washed a few times, I think I have a pair of trou somewhere, check out this NZ site/page and in the bougainville set see how many patterns you can spot!
    http://militarianz.freeforums.org/unprofor-brassard-trademe-t1962.html
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:41 pm

    Well, when there is quality without control this is what happens Smile If you have bananas/pineapples trousers that would be great to have. I have the following:

    1x Shirt with tight cotton/poly weave, unissued
    1x Shirt with tight cotton/poly weave, issued (very good)
    1x Trousers with "Airtex" ("Teabag") weave, issued (very good)

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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:30 am

    Hi Steve

    What size is your 80's jacket? I have size 1&2 hoods brand new


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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:39 pm

    Hey guys

    Within the year I will put togeather a guide/reference to all the different NZ DPM that has ever come out including shirts/trou, jackets/swandris/smocks, wet weather kit, packs/webbing & half shelters. I will do my best to give accurate dates of when entered into and out of service, so welcome to the wonderful frustrating world of NZ DPM!
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    Post by Camo_fiend on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:16 am

    That pattern looks even better brand new! The yellow is so vibrant!


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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:49 am

    When they first came out in the early 80's they were nicked named "action man dpm" after the toy!
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    Post by Camo_fiend on Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:08 am

    I can see why! Laughing


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    Post by lammasulyon on Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:38 am

    hey there what does size XXOS mean?
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    Post by ziofester on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:42 pm

    XXOS means 2XL.... the size I am looking for but I am not able to find it anywere.... sigh!

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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:21 pm

    I have a pair of the diesel trou, not in the best condition with a small rip in the knee and and a button missing from the belt loop if you interested, I also had a pair of the pineapple version as well but cut it up to use as my helmet scrimm lol.

    Will look around around for some of the older uniforms, got rid of mine a long time ago.

    And i have never seen a shirt badged with the SAS titles befor, those titles are used on service dress not the DPMS.

    Cheers Dan

    CollectinSteve wrote:Here are some of my shirts. Note that there are more differences than just the cut, but also with colors, poly content, etc. I have a brassard on the wrong shoulder in one pic, and notice that second is the infamous "Diesel" shirt. Third and fourth pics have very different colors, especially in one case where the traditionally black bit is a dark chocolate brown.

    And yes, it's a pain in the arse to find matching trousers. Not that the Kiwi soldiers wearing them at the time cared as much as us collectors do Wink

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    Post by koalorka on Tue May 03, 2011 9:34 am

    My small contribution. Could anyone date this pattern of uniform?

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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Wed May 04, 2011 4:08 am

    late 80s early 90s
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    Post by chevpol on Wed May 04, 2011 5:29 pm

    How much are plain NZ badged DPM jackets in New Zealand? I saw one at a local militaria show over the weekend, dealer wanted £70 (approx $146 NZ according to web!!!!)

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed May 04, 2011 5:54 pm

    £70 for a regular shirt/jacket, like pictured above, or the windproof style "smock" (light winter jacket)? If it's like one of the above that seller is higher than a kite Smile If it's for a smock, then the price is within reason. Expensive, but not crazy out there expensive.

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