French style pattern. Commercial or Francophile African?

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    saltefanden
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    French style pattern. Commercial or Francophile African?

    Post by saltefanden on Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:02 pm

    Hi All,

    Bought this jacket on French eBay as 'genuine French issue', but upon receival there are a few questions lining up...

    Label looks VERY commercial and says 'Type F2', though the cut is clearly F1, with its lower front pockets.
    And though colours are spot on, this pattern is very different from regular French CCE camouflage, with a more rounded, horizontal and 'tight' print.

    Labels and jacket:






    Comparison with a genuine French F2 jacket (on the right):




    Now again, is this a pure commercial reproduction, or a from an African nation, please?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers

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    Re: French style pattern. Commercial or Francophile African?

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:52 am

    Now this is a very interesting item , and question!

    The label has a lot of similarities to the African lizard style print Veste F2!

    I am not aware of French/Afro countries wearing CCE officially personally,and you must have been some what disappointed to receive this "genuine French" jacket!

    Hopefully others will add their theories too Mate Wink

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    Re: French style pattern. Commercial or Francophile African?

    Post by vonstuck on Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:40 pm




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    Re: French style pattern. Commercial or Francophile African?

    Post by saltefanden on Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:29 am

    Thank you both for the input, I think I can safely assume the jacket is commercial either way.

    Cheers

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