WTB: JGSDF (Jieitai) Flecktarn camo jacket

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    koalorka
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    WTB: JGSDF (Jieitai) Flecktarn camo jacket

    Post by koalorka on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:53 am

    Looking to complete my Japanese camo assemblage and I need a new or used jacket in the Jieitai/flecktarn pattern. Eiter cloth or ripstop, would of course prefer original patches and insignia. I can buy the entire set if available that way. L-XL size preferred but not critical.

    I can of course trade for European or N. American uniforms.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Re: WTB: JGSDF (Jieitai) Flecktarn camo jacket

    Post by saltefanden on Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:40 am

    Hello Kind Sir!

    Koalorka, I've just bought and recieved a fully badged, brand new Jieitai set in size 2D (large, reg) from a Japanese seller on eBay + a boonie hat. The set was 125 USD, the boonie 45 and both arrived 3 (!) days after purchase.

    The guys seller name is 336th-rockets

    He had several sets for sale only days ago, so try and contact him directly, he writes back quickly in flawless English.

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    Re: WTB: JGSDF (Jieitai) Flecktarn camo jacket

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:49 am

    Be VERY careful about this stuff. There are far more fakes (commercial copies) out there on the market than there are real sets, from my experience.

    Steve

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    Re: WTB: JGSDF (Jieitai) Flecktarn camo jacket

    Post by saltefanden on Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:57 am

    I could not agree more, Steve, it seems there really is a shedload of fakes around!
    I've bought a cheap, too brightly coloured and poorly sown uniform before, but luckily hit paydirt on this one - the boonie however... Let's just say it would have went rather well with the aforementioned fake-arse set.

    So yes, I think I'll take back my eBay endorsements and simply say; be wary of fakes, cheap or well priced!

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    Re: WTB: JGSDF (Jieitai) Flecktarn camo jacket

    Post by koalorka on Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:38 pm

    I'm aware of the Japanese eBay vendor, thank you for the heads up. Can you confirm that his stuff is real? How does one tell them apart?

    I know so very little about Japanese uniforms..

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    Re: WTB: JGSDF (Jieitai) Flecktarn camo jacket

    Post by saltefanden on Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:03 am

    As all Jiaitai uniforms I've come across have been sparsely badget (and I don't read Japanese) my experience is that it's down to the usual factors:

    Feel and quality of the fabric - high cotton content and little or no bleeding of colours in the print.

    A deeper olive hue in the green of the pattern, the fakes I've had were a brighter, more 'unnatural' green colour.

    Uniform size stamps as well as sown-in tags.

    Details in tailoring like pleated back, reinforced elbows and knees , extra material for repairs and extra buttons included (mine are the before-2007 type before velcro apparantly became the norm) and a slender, less BDU style or box-shaped, fit.

    Now should abovementioned eBay vendor turn out to be a seller of wellmade fakes, my hat is still off for the quality of the uniform I've got - and he still shipped faster across the globe than any I've ever dealt with before Laughing

    But I have a question as well; are there two Jiaitai-patterns? It seems like there is a darker, woodland-type pattern and a more yellow, Multicam-type pattern?
    In the days after the awful tsunami in north-eastern Japan, TV reports showing the troops deployed to rescue and help, looked very differently clad than parade type images or pictures from Japanese UN missions.

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    Re: WTB: JGSDF (Jieitai) Flecktarn camo jacket

    Post by koalorka on Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:10 pm

    Yes, apparently there is a darker, "Autumn" version of their camo. The regular Jeitai was also made in rip-stop.

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