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    Mystery Belgian Para Jacket


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    Post by CollectinSteve Thu Apr 13, 2023 1:02 am

    Hi all.

    I've had this jacket in my collection for a very long time and have no idea what it is.  It is very well made and in the standard Belgian "Denison" style of the day, though full zip front using a plastic zipper.  The buttons are the same as on contemporary Belgian military items.  However, it is made of a tough but light cloth with a looser weave than other Belgian items.  I have no other Belgian items made from this cloth.  The snaps are dull, but were not painted like other Belgian items.  The only labeling on it is a small size label with "EL" marked on it.

    For sure this is not standard Belgian issue, however it doesn't seem to be pure commercial either.  Someone spent a lot of money on this cloth and I know of no items similar to it.  Maybe a military contractor made a small batch for a UN mission?  My guess is it was made in the early 1980s.

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    Any thoughts appreciated!


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