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    leopard2a5nl
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    ID on this camo vest

    Post by leopard2a5nl on Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:20 pm

    Hi all,

    Has anyone seen this pattern before? I suspect this vest is commercial but I'm not 100% sure.




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    Re: ID on this camo vest

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:33 pm

    I don't think I've seen anything like it, no. There are a lot of vests made like this for fishermen, duck hunters, and other things like that. Which means it might be commercial.

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    Re: ID on this camo vest

    Post by leopard2a5nl on Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:56 am

    Hi Steve,

    I agree with you but the pattern is not really simple as you see on a lot of commercial patterns. I hope someone here can ID this pattern for 100%.

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    Re: ID on this camo vest

    Post by alphaproduction on Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:38 am

    actually I think the pattern looks like TAZ90 camo except the grey.

    if not, it's somewhere near europe

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    Re: ID on this camo vest

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:29 pm

    I am constantly amazed by the complex commercial patterns out there that we never see. A friend of mine bought several batches of fabric that I've never seen any items made from. One is kinda like a shrunk down TAZ90 but in gray colors. I'm going to have some uniforms made from it.

    Anyway, my point is there's a lot of really interesting camouflage patterns out there that have no relationship to militaries. It could also be that the cloth is from some military contract, but the vest itself is commercial. To me the design of the best is most likely commercial and the cloth is probably commercial.

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    Re: ID on this camo vest

    Post by drmatz on Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:30 pm

    i have a pakistani uniform in a similar leaf pattern, not the same, but similar... pakistan was the first thing that came to my mind...






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    Re: ID on this camo vest

    Post by vonstuck on Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:24 pm





    If I remenber correctly, I have bought that on ebay UK
    I don't remenber what the seller say about it but for me it is just commercial
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    Re: ID on this camo vest

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:15 am

    Interesting!! Looks like Gilles' uniform is a match of the pattern, but not of the colors.

    Danilo, funny you should post that uniform. It reminded me that 2 feet to the right of my desk is a UAE uniform in this pattern in standard French F1 style. At least I was told it was UAE when I purchased it a number of years ago.

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    Re: ID on this camo vest

    Post by vonstuck on Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:31 am

    The drawing of my set is identical than the vest, just the orientation of the pattern is different
    For the colors, I think they are the same, maybe it the washing and the differnt material who give more pale colors on my set
    About the jacket of Danilo, it is also referenced as Central Africa republic but I have never see this pattern wearing by anyone
    It is the reason that I have not one because I don't want pay expensive for a commercial item!
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    Re: ID on this camo vest

    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:15 am

    I think if the vest were military that it would have more than 4 pockets to it. Looks very much like your typical US Duckhunter type cut vests to my , myopic eyes. Having said that, I REALLY like it ! Smile

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    Re: ID on this camo vest

    Post by drmatz on Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:13 pm

    Im not sure for Alex vest, but the story behind the "pakistani" and "central african" uniforms is the following. First i got my set from a very reliable source and i don't think is commercial. i did not pay for it it was a trade, so in case is commercial, no great loss.

    But what i was told is, the uniform with the F1 cut is from "central africa" and the bdu style from pakistan.
    It was issued to pakistani troops serving under the UN flag in central africa. Pakistan is the larges soldier provider to the UN and they are literally everywhere that UN has troops...
    i think the story makes a lot of sense and i believe the set to be original, even thou no photographic evidence has surfaced...


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