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    Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by panzerwerk on Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:02 pm

    Possible Croatian Trial uniform , or bid sample by a U.S. company .


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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by Reiska on Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:22 am

    These are samples, just like the one posted by Steve (Panzerwerk), except they're desert patterns. They have the same tags in English and same ACU type cut.



















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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by panzerwerk on Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:19 am

    I have the desert too , I forgot to post them here , Cool Stuff !!!!
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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by Reiska on Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:43 am

    Yes, very cool stuff, even if they're just samples.
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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by misanthropic_gods on Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:45 am

    Those are freaking cool!
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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by vonstuck on Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:37 pm









    Compare with a good Croatian jacket

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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by Philip on Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:44 pm

    Pretty cool uniforms.

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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by ripcord on Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:54 pm

    I have a slightly different version of the lighter color uniform.
    The one that has a map of Croatia imbedded in the pattern.

    Maker`s labels are the same, but the velcro is a lighter tan/desert
    color. Does anyone know if these are trial/experimental uniforms,or
    current issue ? Could they perhaps be commercial ?
    Whatever they are , they are very nice uniforms.

    Thanks, ripcord....
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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:45 pm

    Last theory I remember was some US contractor was bidding on the Croat uniforms. Which seems odd on the face of it because Croatia has a very strong garment industry. But maybe they had to satisfy some sort of legal requirement? One thing is for sure, the US made stuff is not the same as the Croat actual issued uniforms.

    The other possibility is some US contractor got a hold of test cloth or something that didn't turn out right. Uniform costs within the US are in order; labor, cloth, and secondary materials. If the labor is off shore ("Caribbean Needlepoint" seems to suggest it is) then cloth is the most expensive element. Get the cloth cheap and woohoo... profit Smile

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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by ripcord on Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    That makes sense. Yes, the Croat made uniforms are very different,
    and very cool. They seem to be of a better quality and cut than
    the already tired ACU type design.

    Thanks again, ripcord...
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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:21 am

    i have both desert and woodland digital uniforms and the quality of them is high, they are made in croatia too.
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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:53 pm

    Personally, I think the fabric is genuine Croat. Either samples to test various colors or mistakes made during printing. Probably test colors. Then, after selection was made, they had surplus cloth. A US based company purchased it and used their existing patterns (ACU) to knock out some uniforms. As I said above, cheap cloth + offshore labor + no special customization = quick profit. At least in theory Wink

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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by ripcord on Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:03 pm

    Dug this out today to show someone, and remembered that I had been meaning to post a few photos of it.

     




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    Re: Croatia Uniform test samples digitals

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:57 am

    I figure I should post my question here about a Navy uniform I have.

    The mystery uniform is in the Croat cut in every meaningful way. It has the same size tag in the neck as the standard type, but it lacks the military identification tag. The colors are spot on correct, as well a having OSRH in the print. That is pretty much where the similarities end! Differences:

    1. It is smooth material, not ripstop
    2. All of the zippers, other than one on the arm pocket, are fairly standard inexpensive types. No pull tabs, no double ended for the jacket front. However, they are identical color to the standard type (i.e. not black).
    3. Buttons are the same color, size, and general appearance but slightly different style.
    4. No velcro for badging
    5. No elastic gathers at the trouser cuffs

    Based on this I'd say what I have is not genuine issue. However, it appears to have been made by a Croat military contractor. The cloth also seems to be genuine government production. Perhaps a factory sample made from test "winter weight" cloth. As we know, many nations in Central and Eastern Europe have separate summer (ripstop) and winter (smooth) uniforms. Maybe Croatia thought about doing the same thing? Or perhaps the cloth was a cheaper test print that a contractor made into semi-commercial uniforms just to get rid of the cloth.

    Any thoughts?

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