Greek vertical lizard?

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    koalorka
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    Greek vertical lizard?

    Post by koalorka on Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:41 pm

    Did anyone see this?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Greek-Army-Paratrooper-Lizard-Camo-Uniform-Set-/321348118835?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=g7NLGFInZE41QeivDClOOzbWQgc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

    Is it just me or is that not even remotely a standard Greek pattern? Who would go to the trouble of dressing it up with all of those patches?

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    Re: Greek vertical lizard?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:55 am

    I've never seen this pattern before and took a quick check and didn't see any evidence of it being legit. The tailoring is all wrong as well as everything being brand spanking new. That's not usually a good sign for questionable items.

    A couple someones thought it was worth bidding fairly high. Either they know something I don't (entirely possible), or they got sucked in by a cool looking uniform and description.

    I don't think I recognize the pattern at all.

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    Re: Greek vertical lizard?

    Post by vonstuck on Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:49 am




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    Re: Greek vertical lizard?

    Post by koalorka on Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:17 am

    Well I'll be damned...




    Did you buy it Gilles?

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    Re: Greek vertical lizard?

    Post by vonstuck on Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:38 pm

    Yes!
    It is not Greek but Cyprus, used by "navy seal"; for a short time I think!
    It is the same pattern than the Singapore pattern, and this pattern existing in commercial, so, if the set have not label, it is possible it is just a fake
    I have not find an Cyprus thread on the forum
    Gilles

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    Re: Greek vertical lizard?

    Post by koalorka on Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:57 pm

    Well congratulations in any case.

    I thought it looked Asian, so I was close, since I have seen Singapore shirts with the same cut and colours.

    I suspect it is not a fake, there simply is no common knowledge of such a Cypriot unit, I think you have found a real treasure.

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    Re: Greek vertical lizard?

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:19 pm

    I also thought it reminded me of the Singapore commercial pattern.  I had one, but the colors were different.  Not as bright and contrasting.

    OK, so it is not Greek but Cypriot? That makes sense why I couldn't find it associated with Greece when I did a search. I did not think to check Cyprus.

    It is not surprising that this uniform fits into the group of "semi-official, limited use" uniforms that are so often associated with special military units. There are so many of these uniforms out there that we aren't aware of. Sometimes maybe a dozen men used them for one photo shoot!

    Congratulations Gilles Very Happy

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    Re: Greek vertical lizard?

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:34 pm

    I've seen this pattern on short brim bucket boonies back in the very early 90's here in the UK. I bought a couple from a surplus stall for 50p for use in the cadets. I remember it being quiet poorly made and faded quit quickly because the cloth was quiet thin.

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    Re: Greek vertical lizard?

    Post by filupe on Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:30 am

    bravo_2_zero wrote:I've seen this pattern on short brim bucket boonies back in the very early 90's here in the UK. I bought a couple from a surplus stall for 50p for use in the cadets. I remember it being quiet poorly made and faded quit quickly because the cloth was quiet thin.

    Yes, I had one too ... except mine was acquired a decade earlier. It was sort of 'tiger striperish' back then so that was good enough for me ...

    I also have the Singapore version in both jumpsuit and top and bottom ... yes, pattern looks VERY similar but definitely more tactical colours.

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