Choc Chip Slanvel

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    Raw01
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    Choc Chip Slanvel

    Post by Raw01 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:01 am

    Hi Guys

    I have had this for a few years and was wondering if anyone else has seen something like it.
    It is a Choc Chip Pattern 3rd type Slanvel with out the donkey tail.
    Made by Fields wear, the same guys that make the current Slangvel.






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    Re: Choc Chip Slanvel

    Post by Raw01 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:15 am

    Sorry SLANGVEL not slanvel
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    Re: Choc Chip Slanvel

    Post by sh4pak on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:08 am

    That's a very interesting piece. Had no idea that such things even existed...
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    Re: Choc Chip Slanvel

    Post by mcoleman762 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:11 am

    That's a very strange item. It is cut exactly like the Type 2 S2000 camo slangvel, except that it is missing the epaulettes, and of course the donkey tail. So, the cut of the smock makes sense if it's a Fieldswear made item. I can see the tag on the liner, but is there a tag on the slangvel itself? The zipper also looks too small, and not the big, chunky type found on the issue items.

    If it's an actual Fieldswear marked item, then I would lean toward this being either a test or sales sample of some sort. The SANDF has never used the US chocolate chip pattern, or even considered it to my knowledge. The slangvel is a very SANDF specific garment, worn with pride by the Parabats, so it is highly unlikely this was made for a foriegn contract. As such, I would think this was a test sample, or the product of a couple of the tailors mucking about on the production floor with some non-standard fabric. Smile

    It's certainly very unique!

    Cheers,

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    Re: Choc Chip Slanvel

    Post by mrf2 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:31 am

    That slangvel looks awesome! I agree with Mike, I have no idea how it came to be, it isn't a regular issue item but it looks cool. Good find!

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    Re: Choc Chip Slanvel

    Post by Raw01 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:09 am

    Thanks for the info Mike
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    Re: Choc Chip Slanvel

    Post by Gemini on Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:12 am

    Who ever had it before you was not cold,that is for sure.

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    Re: Choc Chip Slanvel

    Post by Raw01 on Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:18 am

    Gemini wrote:Who ever had it before you was not cold,that is for sure.

    I got the item brand new, was still stiff from not being used.
    The fury inner linner can also be removed.

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    Re: Choc Chip Slanvel

    Post by Ferdie on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:47 pm

    It was worn by security personnel of a firm started by an exrecce colonel, about 10years ago. Think it was Lanseria protection services. Was started by Wynand du Toit. Don't know if they still exist. Lost the photos unfortunately Sad

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    Re: Choc Chip Slanvel

    Post by Ferdie on Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:07 am

    Hi, If you are interested in selling, I would love to have such a jacket! Very Happy

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