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    Old camouflage

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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:47 am

    Hi Gilles,

    Excellent M65!!

    I'm glad you wound up with this jacket. Mike was quite proud of this one and I think it is nice that it is in a good home now where it is appreciated.

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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:30 am

    Custom tailored (non-reversible) officer's uniform:



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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:06 pm

    Ahh the special SS reversible WWII zeltbahn LOL ,really nice stuff !!!!
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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:25 am

    Awe bugger!! I've been trying for one of those for more than 15 years! And you got a near mint condition one. I'm not surprised Smile

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    Post by FobanX on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:00 pm

    I got the egyptian camo of 3 variants.
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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by koalorka on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:22 pm

    Very nice, but I have my doubts about the second one. These pebbled German-style buttons were used to create a Waffen-SS replica, and the tailoring is not standard Egyptian.

    I like your blog! Your photos are almost of a professional quality.

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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by FobanX on Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:49 am

    Mr.koalorka

    Thank you Smile
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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by koalorka on Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:57 am

    Just noticed that the last uniform pictured above has buttons which attempt to blend the prevailing colours of the uniform.

    Very cool. Looks like they were tinkering with manufacturing. Might be a more recent thing. Any idea what period that set came from?

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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by FobanX on Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:41 am

    Koalorka, I bought these uniforms by ebay and Egypt. Smile

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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by FobanX on Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:42 am

    Canadian buttons.

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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by koalorka on Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:05 pm

    Now how on Earth did so many of these weird cuts arise on this fabric?
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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by ripcord on Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:18 am

    Wow, that is a twist.

    Really nice collection of this old pattern; the canadian buttoned one is particularly interesting..


    Thanks for showing them ..

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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by koalorka on Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:46 pm

    I found this odd cut of Egyptian "rocks" pattern, I believe it was made for a Palestnian militant faction. I can almost swear I saw an el-Fatah militant wearing an Egyptian pattern tailored this way.

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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by Wolverine on Sun May 07, 2017 5:39 pm

    This set followed me home recently. The pockets appear original to the jacket, but there are no buttons or button holes for them. Likewise, the rear pockets on the trousers have no buttons or button holes.




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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun May 07, 2017 8:29 pm

    Nice set! Looks like a custom job that never went into service. There's lots of variations of these uniforms, though I think this is the first time I've seen pleated pockets. That must have cost a bit more, so maybe a senior officer?

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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by Wolverine on Mon May 08, 2017 11:38 am

    Yes, could be. There doesn't seem to be much of any wear, except around the front trouser pockets.
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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue May 09, 2017 1:27 am

    Custom tailored stuff from Egypt is common. When you think of the abundance of cheap backroom tailors it makes such things viable in a way that is not in the Western world. I've had 3 or 4 sets in this pattern and only one of them was made in a factory. When the tailored uniforms are made they are almost always non reversible with Rocks side out, Desert side in.

    There is also the possibility that someone was trying to make a fake 3rd Reich item. See FobanX's 2nd set where someone clearly tried for that. Yours also has 4 pockets, which is another point of curiosity since the normal is 2 chest pockets only. Unless it's a field jacket, in which case it would likely be in US M65 style.

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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by Wolverine on Tue May 09, 2017 10:17 am

    Yes, the fake TR angle also crossed my mind, but if so, they went to a lot of trouble making the jacket from scratch and then not finishing the pocket flaps with button holes. (There is not trace that the jacket had been modified from an earlier pattern).
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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by koalorka on Tue May 09, 2017 10:29 pm

    Some more evidence of what seems extensive PLO/El-Fatah usage of this pattern.

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    Re: Old camouflage

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed May 10, 2017 1:16 am

    Wolverine wrote:Yes, the fake TR angle also crossed my mind, but if so, they went to a lot of trouble making the jacket from scratch and then not finishing the pocket flaps with button holes. (There is not trace that the jacket had been modified from an earlier pattern).  

    It is a puzzle because no matter what the jacket was not finished. I can't see this having been ready for an Egyptian officer any more than it is ready for the collector's market.

    Thanks for the follow up pic, Raff!

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