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    Post by ripcord on Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:39 pm

    NWU III Seabees blouse, and NWU III trousers.

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    Post by saltefanden on Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:44 pm

    cheers

    Thank you for sharing - some fine, fine pieces!
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    Post by ripcord on Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:08 pm

    Thank you Ronny,

    Have been squirrelling these things away for a couple of years, and finally found time to take

    some photos so I can post one of my favorite Digi patterns.

    Very happy to share ....

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    Post by Base one on Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:41 pm

    Thanks for Sharing! Very Happy
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    Post by ripcord on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:21 pm

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    Post by ripcord on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:28 pm

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:57 pm

    Ooo... I'll pay you $5 bazillion for all these items so I can go play Airsoft with them!!  Never mind that in a couple of months the issued kit will be down to $80 a set, $40 for used.  I've got the attention span of a gnat and the spending habits of a drunken sailor with 5 minutes left of leave and not been laid yet.

    Or I would say that if I was an Airsoft nutter Very Happy

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:58 pm

    Seriously, that's great stuff!  I'm patiently waiting for my friend in the Navy to get his set so I can have it Smile

    I know the earlier, GENUINE, AOR stuff will continue to appreciate in value.  It's just crazy to see what people are paying for the first issue NWU III things because the seller puts AOR-2 in the title or description.  They will soon be cheap, cheap, cheap as issuing is now (apparently) in full swing this summer.

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    Post by ripcord on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:26 pm

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    I am not so certain this stuff will ever be really cheap.  Certainly not so for the more high speed stuff.

    Especially if the powers that be decide that our armed forces once more will be issued a limited number of working uniforms.

    Thankfully I did not have to shell out the insane numbers I have been seeing on sheepbay for this stuff, or else my NWU collection would be not existing as it does now.



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    Post by sh4pak on Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:15 pm

    The fact that that first set is Seabees is pretty rad. I suspect, in time-- those'll fetch a bit more.
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    Post by ripcord on Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:26 pm

    Probably so, but that was not the always the case , and is really not the case at the present time..  The blouses without the Seabee pocket patches were( are) considered more 

    desirable due to  possible ( probable ) SNW connections. 

    At this time there really is a relatively small number of people authorized to wear NWU III, and an even smaller number of people authorized to wear NWU II.

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:25 pm

    Seabees stuff, in older forms, hasn't really attracted higher prices from my experience.  Though that is more anecdotal than a dedicated US collector might know about.

    I do think these uniforms will become MUCH cheaper.  They are due to be standard issue.  I don't care what we hear about the proposed joint uniform because it's years away from happening, if it ever does happen.  Sure, if we only have 5 years of production vs. 25 things will be different far down the road.  But in the near term these uniforms will become as cheap as current NWU. 

    At least for the issue stuff.  The special purpose and exotic cold/wet weather stuff will of course fetch higher prices.  Obviously the older (and true) AOR stuff will continue to be worth quite a bit as well.  But once there's a few hundreds of thousands of the regular items are made, the prices will come way down.

    I remember people paying $250 for a set of MARPAT desert.  Which was significantly before the crazed Airsofters were around.  Then within a year you could get a used set for $25 and sometimes, if you were lucky, an unissued set for under $50.

    Of course I could be wrong, but I'll happily wait to see if I am or not Very Happy

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    Post by ripcord on Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:19 pm

    Hey Steve,

    You have made some excellent points.  I  hope we do see a drastic drop in price for NUW issue uniform items.  Mostly because I want more !!   Especially if later issue will   differ

     from the original issue.

    If it is decided that the armed forces should share more common patterns, and thus reduce the numbers of patterns now issued, it would be a good thing, in my opinion.

    I can think of 3 patterns, maybe even 5 that are  not essential.   Without getting into a long discussion on why,   I think 3, or 4 patterns are sufficient. Perhaps  solid color(s)

     should be considered as well.

    Certainly, it would be years before any real changes could be implemented, and I am certain stocks of uniforms in the system would have to be exhausted, and most likely  issued

    simultaneously with any  future uniform pattern(s).     Special troops will either embrace the new uniforms , of hang onto the outgoing uniforms until the bitter end , as  they did

    when the M81s replaced the much loved  so called RDF ERDL and the olive  ripstop  combat uniforms.


    Of course, all of this is speculation...But I am certain we will find out.

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:24 pm

    Having an early example is always a good idea.  Very often there is some sort of change in the first year or two after large scale complaints are logged Smile  I have a first run Multicam ACU and they changed some stuff with the second run.  Though I've not bothered to figure out what.

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    Post by ripcord on Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:28 pm

    I sometimes wear this blouse. Note the USN Honorable discharge pin, and the VF 84 "Jolly Rogers " pin.

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    Post by ripcord on Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:02 pm

    Hey all,

    These are NWU III FROG ( Fire Resistant Organizational Gear ) trousers.

    They are made exactly like  FROG Marpat trousers, both Woodland and Desert patterned.

    Great rugged gear, more rugged than the standard issue garrison trousers, which are pretty
    damn rugged .


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    This particular pair is blessed with many ACE logos interspersed throughout  the pattern.
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    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:51 am

    nice gear Rip
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    Post by ripcord on Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:40 pm

    Thanks JD,

    Here is another Frog piece, an  IWCS ( Inclement Weather Combat Shirt ), to go with the Frog trousers...

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    Post by mylle on Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:55 am

    Nice again.I've noticed that the the FROG NWU trousers have the same style upper leg pockets
    like the MARPAT stuff.Interesting Smile 
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    Post by Rhodesian Camo on Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:04 am

    I got an unusual NWU Type 3 maternity top in a Goodwill today.  

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    It doesn't have the normal NWU Type 3's elbow reinforcements, bellow pockets, velcro collar closure, or arm pockets.  

    For that matter, it also has no velcro anywhere but the rank slip tab.  

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    There's also a set of waist adjustment tabs on both sides.  

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    There is no evidence of it having been modified.  The pockets close with buttons and have no evidence of the internal velcro tab.  
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    The contractor info and tags are perfectly normal.  The Contract Number string also matches the contract number string of some normal NWU Type 3's I have.  
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    Post by ripcord on Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:24 am

    This is new to me.

    Have seen Maternity trousers, with  frontal stretch panels, but  have not blouses before.

    Blouse, Maternity, Working, US NAVY, Type III,   Wow, I guess those are needed as well..

     Have not seen  take up tab on any other NWU blouses,   they are probably meant to be adjusted  as  pregnancies  progress.  

    Absence of Velcro is weird...

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    Post by ripcord on Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:30 pm

    Fleece liners for NWU Goretex parkas.

    One standard, one modified.. probably SWCC  ...

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    Post by mylle on Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:59 pm

    Looks comfy,you have to get me one! Wink
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    Post by ripcord on Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:22 pm

    Hey Alex,

    Will have to look for one that fits you...They are incredibly comfy...

    Was fortunate to find  operator used Patagonia Level 9 trousers this week.

                                                                 




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    Post by mylle on Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:05 pm

    Looks very interesting, always was thinking about If those knee pads are usefull...
    BTW love the camo velcro nice detail. Wink

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