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    Italian Navy camo

    Post by ripcord on Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:29 pm

    A  couple of new arrivals....

















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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by mylle on Wed May 14, 2014 4:38 pm

    Come on guys!No comments for this great stuff? Rolling Eyes 
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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by ripcord on Wed May 14, 2014 5:32 pm

    No Suspect 
    Hey Alex,

    These piece are some of the Italian things I  was telling you about....

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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by mylle on Wed May 14, 2014 5:42 pm

    I like them very much.It's funny how many diffrent
    uniform-cuts the Italian armed forces have.
    Never saw the desert comsubin one before.Must be very rare! bounce 
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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by filupe on Thu May 15, 2014 9:58 am

    Musta missed this first time around ... me likey. I have a few modern Italian uniforms but really must get off my ass and get Consubin example ...

    I also don't understand all the different cuts for Italian uniforms ... it's not as if they're destined for the catwalks of Milan ... (are they?!)
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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by ripcord on Fri May 16, 2014 6:16 pm

    There are quite a few different manufacturers for Italian camouflage uniforms, both foreign, and Italian.

    The Naval patterns were made in much smaller batches due to the relatively small numbers  of  personnel  that wore these patterns.

    I have garments from at least 3 different makers in these patterns, and there are others..

    With the entire Armed Forces of Italy going to  Vegetato type  patterns,  there will be  more  Italian Navy patterns   to drool over in the near future..

    Italian uniforms  may not be destined for the catwalks of Milan, but they are definitely cut much different than what we in the US are used to.. affraid


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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by ripcord on Thu May 22, 2014 4:23 pm

    Hey All,

    A few photos of my latest  Italian Navy score, a  '90s San Marco Marines set in new conditions.

    Also comparative photos of the San Marco set with a likewise mint COMSUBIN set.



                                                                                   


     
    COMSUBIN set and comparison of the 2 different sets.

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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by mylle on Mon May 26, 2014 2:52 pm

    WOW!That's just awesome! cheers 
    Amazing San Marco stuff!I'm speechless.....
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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by ripcord on Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:37 pm



    This one is the " yellow " version of this wonderful pattern.

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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by ripcord on Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:24 pm

    Two others ( well used ) in  similar colorations,  one is a COMSUBIN shirt/blouse, the other a  San Marco example.  



    Comparison with the  " yellow " San Marco example.

     

       

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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by ripcord on Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:31 pm

    COMSUBIN

    This set looks similar to the San Marco set I posted awhile back, but does  has variations in colors.
    Have not seen  Italian Navy uniforms manufactured by this contractor before .




                                                                           

                                                                            

                                                                            

                                                                            




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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by mylle on Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:02 pm


    Cool find.I like it very much.Funny how many colour variations exist....
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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:16 pm

    IIRC there are four major variations. There are some who swear up and down that the color differences were deliberate (Mountain and Beach or the two common names), but it is more likely to be production variations. The older M29 type used by the Navy has even more color variations, so no way to argue those were deliberate.

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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by Guessologist on Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:40 am

    Very cool.


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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by koalorka on Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:24 pm

    I really like these uniforms. I have a 98-dated set, but I can`t figure out the fabric used on the trousers; it`s somewhat elastic.




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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:16 pm

    Yup, the elastic content is really odd. Unique to this uniform as far as I have seen. I have a set that I wear around for the heck of it and they are super comfortable.

    The BSM emblem on the right pocket comes in two forms: direct embroidery and sewn on patch. I was told by an Italian collector/dealer that they abandoned the direct embroidery method fairly early on when they realized there was a lot of cost savings to have with sharing the same uniform within the Navy in general. Instead it is easier to issue the uniforms as needed to BSM and then sew on a mass produced badge. Similar to how the Spanish and US Marines Woodland are standard uniforms with a black stencil print over the breast pocket. Spanish Legion used to have embroidered epaulettes and they moved to slip ons instead. I'm sure other countries do the same thing.

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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by koalorka on Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:51 pm

    How many different cuts of the San Marco spray uniforms are there, ignoring the COMSUBIN specials?
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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by ripcord on Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:15 pm

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    I count 4 distinctly different cuts in my collection.

    There are more; probably not more than one or two at most. Also, there are private purchase..

    The majority of cuts tend to be just like the one you posted; very nice, BTW...

    I almost snagged a green set once...


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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:46 pm

    How many spray type uniform cuts? I have 4 unique cuts of the temperate type, but I do not have the current issue so that makes 5. I also have the orange looking desert uniform which is in a unique cut and the current desert type which is the same as the current temperate. So that is a total of 6 uniform cuts.

    There is also at least one (I bet more than that) minor variations in the common type. The variant has metal drain grommets at the bottom of the pockets. The cloth of the jackets comes in at least two variants, perhaps three. One is distinctly heavier and has a different weave than the other.

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    Re: Italian Navy camo

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:47 am

    I looked around and it appears that there are indeed two variations of the standard slant pocket:

    The late type has grommets in the corners of the pockets and velcro over the right chest pocket, the earlier version has neither.

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