66 pattern print .......you can spot it a mile away.
Not that water print is special .
Gulf91 wrote:And while yes there appear to be at least 4 differnt "colour schemes" to these smocks lets not forget that they are all plain and simply 59 Pattern Smocks regardless and not go down the DPM route and "type" casting a garment due to its colours
edstorey wrote:I agree with Gulf91 and not type cast the 1959 Pattern Denison Smock by the camouflage pattern variations. The question that to me seems obvious is why are so many different patterns showing up on thses smocks? Perhaps now is the time to drop the collector teminology and slang for these patterns and for someone to conduct a scholarly approach to finding out the true deatils of these garments. There would have been a paper trail on design specifications, manufacturing contracts and user trial reports that would tell the true background story to these smocks. Manufacturers of equipment just don't make up camoufalge patterns and apply them to military contracted garments, there has to be a reason why the patterns changed.
Likewise, why is there an Admiralty Vocabulary label on a Denison Smock, perhaps for the Royal Marines? Again, a study of the primary source documents will provide the answer to this and other questions relating to the Denison Smock.
I reside in Canada or I would be living at Kew Gardens to work on this project myself.
Regarding sizing -
I have noticed that some 1959 pattern ( I know this is a misnomer ) smocks have the labels with size and a guide to height and chest size - ie "size 3 - height 5'9" to 6' and chest 42" ...........but then some have just "size 3"
My question - did they mantain the same sizing throughout all the 1959 pattern ? Will one size 3 be the same size as another size 3 ?
Desperately trying to find a nice one but dont want to get caught out with one too small like I did on the commercial one I was given as birthday gift and now having trouble selling !!
tug1970 wrote:Hi fellas, finally at the printers and out soon. I won't bother writing all the background to the book as you can follow the link should you desire.
DENISON by Bruce Wilson