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    unidentified HBT leaf

    Post by Guessologist on Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:42 am

    All,

    I'm looking for an ID on this shirt. Seller identified it as Thai, but I'd like a positive ID if possible.
    Unfortunately no labels other than a size stamp.







    Buttons have faded and may have originally been a dark green.


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    Ben

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    Re: unidentified HBT leaf

    Post by drmatz on Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:12 pm

    hi ben,

    humm interesting pattern, i would get the shirt and figure it out later Smile

    could it be south korean or one of the early philippines patterns? It's an interesting variation, i never seeing before..

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    Re: unidentified HBT leaf

    Post by Guessologist on Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:44 pm

    Hi Danilo,

    What do they say about "great minds thinking alike"?
    Exactly what I did. Buy first ask questions later........ Especially if cheap.

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    Re: unidentified HBT leaf

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:37 am

    We all have great minds, because we were all thinking that. Well, at least the smart ones among us Very Happy

    HBT is not a common cloth for pure commercial items. Meaning, the shirt you pictured might be 100% commercial, but the cloth might very well be from a military production run (accepted or failed). The shirt design certainly has a civilian feel to me.

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    Re: unidentified HBT leaf

    Post by Guessologist on Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:18 am

    Thanks Steve.

    If I recall, a number of countries (Thailand included) went through a period of using hbt fabric on their uniforms. Phased out for obvious reasons. So at this point I'm not writing it off as commercial, but it is a strong possibility.

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    Re: unidentified HBT leaf

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:56 am

    Yup, Asia was pretty big on HBT for a while. Lots and lots of stuff made in South Korea in the 1960s and 1970s. I'd definitely grab hold of this and hope for the best. My personal guess is the shirt is not military issue but the cloth either was or was intended to be.

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