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    Shadow Tiger stripe

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun May 10, 2009 5:36 pm


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    Re: Shadow Tiger stripe

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon May 11, 2009 1:16 am

    Anybody know anything about this pattern? I've got a set, though darker and have always thought it to be commercial.

    Bravo_2_zero, what's that tag look like? I love tags!

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    Re: Shadow Tiger stripe

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Mon May 11, 2009 4:14 am

    CollectinSteve wrote:Anybody know anything about this pattern? I've got a set, though darker and have always thought it to be commercial.

    Bravo_2_zero, what's that tag look like? I love tags!

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    the shirt is very very dark, it's lime green and black to the naked eye. I was told it's used around the boarders ?
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon May 11, 2009 10:31 am

    I think it is commercial. Note Jungle fatigue cut pattern (Slanted pockets). I think knock-off company took actual fabric and sewn it in Jungle fatigue pattern. If I recalled correctly, I've seen 80's photo of paintballer in similar tiger stripe. But nice camouflage otherwise.


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    Re: Shadow Tiger stripe

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon May 11, 2009 12:50 pm

    I'll try and remember to dig mine out. IIRC it's in BDU cut. I got it from a friend of mine who bought it from someone in Thailand, so the only thing I can confirm about mine is that's where it came from Very Happy

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    Re: Shadow Tiger stripe

    Post by filupe on Tue May 12, 2009 12:42 pm

    I don't think it is a commercial pattern. An issue of the now defunct 'Gung-Ho' magazine in the mid '80's featured a uniform of this pattern badged up to a Thai soldier in their 'Cammie Review' series. However, the cut of that uniform looked to be OG-107 type. Pictures of the period show that the pattern was also used by various anti-Communist movements after 1975 including Karen rebels. A friend of mine acquired an example with a purple- brown infil sometime in 1981.
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    Re: Shadow Tiger stripe

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue May 12, 2009 3:13 pm

    Look at link provided below. It is commercial tiger stripe. It was said that this type of jungle fatigue pattern tiger stripe style was experimental for USMC during 70's if I remember correctly, however, it was never adopted. So this pattern was used for commercial. Most of dealers labeled it as replica, however, it would be one of most crap replica because it isn't what being used in Vietnam.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VIETNAM-ERA-TIGER-STRIPE-CAMO-LONG-SLEEVE-SHIRT-XL_W0QQitemZ260408438431QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_CSA_MC_Shirts?hash=item3ca18d6e9f&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

    Anyway, my point is one bravo showed, is in same cut as above. That's one of reason I assumed it is commercial, however, I may be wrong.


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    Re: Shadow Tiger stripe

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Tue May 12, 2009 3:24 pm

    I have the tag photo


    Don't be fooled about the Large like i was, it's child sized.



    This is the best shot i can get to what the human eye see's. The jacket is black and lime and don't show the rest of the colors until in a very bright light.
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    Re: Shadow Tiger stripe

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue May 12, 2009 4:11 pm

    OK, you got my curiosity up so I dug my set out. Same colors, no tags at all, and different cut. The jacket has double button through chest pockets, button through chest front, and one pocket on the left arm with button through flap. Trousers are 6 pocket type with double button through flaps on sides and rear pockets.

    My guess is that either both of our sets are commercial or yours is original and my is commercial. The Thais use the slant pocket with rounded bottom edges on Thai Marines ERDL and Tigerstripe uniforms, so for sure the style you have is consistent with real Thai gear. Mine, however, is not Very Happy

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    Re: Shadow Tiger stripe

    Post by vonstuck on Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:36 pm



















    Not easy to see, but the drawing of the 3 patterns is different
    The original colors are that you can see on the USA patched jacket
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    Re: Shadow Tiger stripe

    Post by filupe on Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:08 pm

    Nice ones, vonstuck! Pretty much conclusive proof that this pattern was used not only by the Thais but also by USAF security elements, probably based in Thailand. The faded example is interesting as it looks like it might be a mirrored pattern to the other two. Note also the unfaded colours below where the Thai nametape and rank insignia have been removed. The embroidery on the pocket is typical of the Thai Marine Corps and if I recall correctly the patch is for their recon element.

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