85 Pattern Combat jacket.

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    85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:08 pm

    Hi Guys.

    Another fine example of British Combat Jackets this one is a 85 Pattern.

    More pockets in and out than you can shake a stick at. And the added bonus over the 68 Pattern in that is has ...velcro wrist adjusters...wow Laughing

    Anyway enough of that..enjoy Wink



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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:09 pm


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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:10 pm


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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:11 pm


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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:12 pm

    And finally the DPM pattern Smile






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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by joni firpo on Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:01 pm

    Was the small pocket on the left arm for field dressing?

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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:19 pm

    joni firpo wrote:Was the small pocket on the left arm for field dressing?




    Hi Joni,thanks for looking!

    85 pattern smock's/ jackets have a Field dressing pocket on the right sleeve.

    Hope this answers your question Smile

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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by fourtycoats on Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:31 pm

    The 85 pattern was the worst design of all UK combat clothes since WW2. Cloth was thin, sewing standards were bad. Bulgy pockets looked awful and the DPM print shades were poor. You can tell I am not a fan.

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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:27 am

    fourtycoats wrote:The 85 pattern was the worst design of all UK combat clothes since WW2. Cloth was thin, sewing standards were bad. Bulgy pockets looked awful and the DPM print shades were poor. You can tell I am not a fan.




    Laughing Fair comment Mate, and your not the only one ,who has stated the above faults, these era jackets are infamous for their poor design.

    But from a collectors point of view,it's good to have one nevertheless,and if nothing else it will always be a talking point,in the world of DPM Wink

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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by joni firpo on Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:10 pm

    Thanks for the comment Easy Gee! Of course right arm :-)

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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:06 pm

    joni firpo wrote:Thanks for the comment Easy Gee! Of course right arm :-)



    No worries Joni,your welcome ,and thanks for looking......are you a fan of these era Jackets Laughing

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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Guessologist on Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:24 am

    Gary,

    Nice one! I'm enjoying these DPMs you are posting.

    I'm a fan of all DPM!... but what camo collector in his right mind isn't.


    Cheers,
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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:50 pm

    Guessologist wrote:Gary,

    Nice one! I'm enjoying these DPMs you are posting.

    I'm a fan of all DPM!... but what camo collector in his right mind isn't.


    Cheers,
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    Thanks Ben.

    I am on a mission to have every jacket from 68-2000, I just need to add the 2000 version and I'm there !!! Wink

    And I could'nt agree more about the DPM fetish..someone would be not in their right mind ,not to get a kick out DPM Laughing

    Thanks for looking,and your comments. Wink


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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Guessologist on Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:11 am

    Gary,

    Same here with Indonesian DPM, although I think your task is slightly larger and more varied.

    Good luck. The 2000 Version should be a piece of cake.

    Cheers,
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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:01 am

    Guessologist wrote:Gary,

    Same here with Indonesian DPM, although I think your task is slightly larger and more varied.

    Good luck. The 2000 Version should be a piece of cake.

    Cheers,
    Ben



    Thanks Ben.

    That's what I get a kick out of,there's so much variety with Brit DPM,2000 are readily available ,I'm just waiting for the price to come down..so far I've only about £5.00 for each Jacket,apart from the 68, so I don't want to pay much for the latest kit Wink
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    I would like to get around to collecting Indonesian and other Asian DPM varients someday,but it is'nt available in my neck of the woods Crying or Very sad Laughing

    Cheers Ben Wink


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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by chevpol on Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:38 pm

    ok, hope thisworks, here is a piccy of my 85 pattern combat jacket

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    Re: 85 Pattern Combat jacket.

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:49 pm

    chevpol wrote:ok, hope thisworks, here is a piccy of my 85 pattern combat jacket

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    Hi Mark.

    Cool jacket Mate, yeah they have their faults,but classic 80's DPM,should be in everyone's collection...nice one..look forward to more of your DPM Wink

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