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    DPM Fabric

    Post by loski on Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:30 pm

    Can anyone identify this DPM pattern I think its 1970's tropical but i may be wrong
    the first pic is a close up of the pattern



    the second is a larger section



    and the third is of the back of the fabric



    I look forward to your imput Oh by the way i bought 40 meters on a roll

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    Re: DPM Fabric

    Post by Tommo on Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:57 pm

    Looks like P68 but the colours seem to resemble the tropical print of P68, I don't think its official MOD though, 40 meters?!? get yourself a custom smock or trousers tailored!

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    Re: DPM Fabric

    Post by Eaglehurst on Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:52 am

    You will struggle to identify it as a particular era, issue or pattern as there has been so much variation in prints over the years.

    Been quite a few 'lively' debates on this recently!

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    Post by Gulf91 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:04 pm

    Eaglehurst wrote:You will struggle to identify it as a particular era, issue or pattern as there has been so much variation in prints over the years.

    Been quite a few 'lively' debates on this recently!

    Dont get me started Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Wink

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    Re: DPM Fabric

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:18 pm

    Oh come on guys,this could be the start of another healthy debate on the intricacies and overall enigma's surrounding DPM, come on Rich ,your dying to say something I know you are Laughing

    Graham, looks bright ,but I would say not 68!!

    And where on earth did you get 40 m of the stuff, and what are you planning on doing with it all??

    Mate ,Fancy making me a double quilt cover and matching curtains?, my missus would LOVE that..NOT Laughing

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    Post by loski on Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:58 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:Oh come on guys,this could be the start of another healthy debate on the intricacies and overall enigma's surrounding DPM, come on Rich ,your dying to say something I know you are Laughing

    Graham, looks bright ,but I would say not 68!!

    And where on earth did you get 40 m of the stuff, and what are you planning on doing with it all??

    Mate ,Fancy making me a double quilt cover and matching curtains?, my missus would LOVE that..NOT Laughing

    Hi Gary
    Im not shure of the date of the fabric but it is not that heavy it may be 70's but I think it is pukka MOD, I got it from a local surplus dealer for the princly sum of £30.00 Im going to make myself a set of old school trops from it in the new year, he allso has a shed load of rolls of Desert DPM ala GW1 and some rolls of Aussie jelly bean.
    Shure I can knock you up a duvet cover and curtans I shure mrs Easy Gee will love em lol

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    Post by kammo-man on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:17 am

    70s fabric.

    Its the plush good quality stuff .

    The bleed through is a good sign of quality , feels like poplin or heavy weight .

    Courtalls had the govt contract , I used to cut thousands of yards a month as a nipper !


    owen

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    Post by loski on Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:36 am

    kammo-man wrote:70s fabric.

    Its the plush good quality stuff .

    The bleed through is a good sign of quality , feels like poplin or heavy weight .

    Courtalls had the govt contract , I used to cut thousands of yards a month as a nipper !


    owen
    the fabric is a poly cotton about 60 40 i think the origional trops were of a high poly content to stop rotting in humid conditions as to thickness about the same as the green GS shirt

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    Re: DPM Fabric

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:38 pm



    Hi Gary
    Im not shure of the date of the fabric but it is not that heavy it may be 70's but I think it is pukka MOD, I got it from a local surplus dealer for the princly sum of £30.00 Im going to make myself a set of old school trops from it in the new year, he allso has a shed load of rolls of Desert DPM ala GW1 and some rolls of Aussie jelly bean.
    Shure I can knock you up a duvet cover and curtans I shure mrs Easy Gee will love em lol
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    Look forward the new camo bedroom accessories in the new year Graham Laughing

    On a serious note the GW1 Dpm and Oz cam stuff sounds very cool Mate, I did have a few metres worth a while back to make a seat cover, so good luck with all this material, what you can make out it is endless I guess.

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    Re: DPM Fabric

    Post by loski on Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:54 am

    Easy Gee said
    Look forward the new camo bedroom accessories in the new year Graham Laughing

    Hi Gary
    Im shure Mrs Easy Gee will have some strong words to say about your proposed bedroom accessories lol
    and i think i mentioned earlier i plan on making myself a 70's old school set of trops from some of the fabric

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    Post by kammo-man on Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:44 pm

    I want to see some what we called "winter" DPM as kids !!!


    someone must have something in it .
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    Post by Longshaor on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:20 am

    Graham,

    Where's this place at and do they have any more rolls of DPM?

    Cheers,

    Atherton

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    Re: DPM Fabric

    Post by loski on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:45 am

    [quote="Longshaor"]Graham,

    Where's this place at and do they have any more rolls of DPM?

    Cheers,

    Atherton[/quote
    Its in West Sussex and im afraid i had the last of the green DPM but he has some desert left

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    Post by Longshaor on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:09 pm

    Rats, I'm with a reenacting group in the States and getting early DPMs is near on impossible!

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    Post by loski on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:26 pm

    Longshaor wrote:Rats, I'm with a reenacting group in the States and getting early DPMs is near on impossible!
    How much would you need

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    Post by Longshaor on Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:56 pm

    We're in the midst or refitting right now, so it's kind of hard to give an exact figure. The real problem for us is finding correct early '80s OG trousers & P68/P85 DPM trousers. Shirts and smocks we're good on, and we've got more P58 webbing than people right now!

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    Post by loski on Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:27 pm

    Longshaor wrote:We're in the midst or refitting right now, so it's kind of hard to give an exact figure. The real problem for us is finding correct early '80s OG trousers & P68/P85 DPM trousers. Shirts and smocks we're good on, and we've got more P58 webbing than people right now!

    You could try the link below they may be able to help if not put you in touch with someone who can

    http://www.britishmilitarysurplus.co.uk/index.html

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    Post by Tommo on Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:29 pm

    Longshaor wrote:We're in the midst or refitting right now, so it's kind of hard to give an exact figure. The real problem for us is finding correct early '80s OG trousers & P68/P85 DPM trousers. Shirts and smocks we're good on, and we've got more P58 webbing than people right now!

    Try the link Loski has given you, that is the MOD's kit contracter 'Field Textiles'.

    On the OG Trousers, do you mean P60, Lightweights or Trousers Overall (Denim)?

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    Post by Longshaor on Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:04 pm

    Thanks for the link Loski!

    Tommo - not sure to be honest. The cotton/poly blend ones with the thigh pocket on the left leg that were later banned from use in NI because they'd melt if hit by a petrol bomb.

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    Post by loski on Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:37 pm

    You want TML's Sorry Trousers Mens Lightweight just dont get near to a warm torch bulb in em cos they burn like buggery

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:17 am

    Longshaor wrote:Thanks for the link Loski!

    Tommo - not sure to be honest. The cotton/poly blend ones with the thigh pocket on the left leg that were later banned from use in NI because they'd melt if hit by a petrol bomb.

    What size trs you after as i have a few spare pairs of lightweights and 68Patt Dpms somewhere.

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    Post by Tommo on Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:10 pm

    Longshaor wrote:Thanks for the link Loski!

    Tommo - not sure to be honest. The cotton/poly blend ones with the thigh pocket on the left leg that were later banned from use in NI because they'd melt if hit by a petrol bomb.

    Thats the early Denim Overall trousers and lightweights, didn't stop the Paras or some RM wearing them though Wink

    You want P60s which are a sod to find! Smile

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    Post by loski on Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:38 pm

    Tommo wrote:
    Longshaor wrote:Thanks for the link Loski!

    Tommo - not sure to be honest. The cotton/poly blend ones with the thigh pocket on the left leg that were later banned from use in NI because they'd melt if hit by a petrol bomb.

    Thats the early Denim Overall trousers and lightweights, didn't stop the Paras or some RM wearing them though Wink

    You want P60s which are a sod to find! Smile
    Thats true I seem to recolect seeing paras on tv cutting around Belfast in TML's in the 80's

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    Re: DPM Fabric

    Post by Longshaor on Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:49 am

    Gulf91,

    Shot you a PM.

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