by drmatz Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:23 pm
There's a pic of 2 soldiers wearing this pattern in Dr Borsarello book, also i was watching one of those military channel programs, i think was either future weapons or something like that and they where testing some of those shoulder missiles, the soldier carrying the test was wearing the pattern it showed for a split second, i wonder if is something they use for training, or Saab has uniforms in that pattern for it security forces... (the weapons was manufactured by SAABsystems)
Another interesting info and that i only know because i work in a beauty/fashion magazine, but Marc jacobs a very famous designer used in one of his shows the desert version of the pattern when his was a designer for Louis Vuitton, back in early 2000's i have no idea how he got samples of it, but he did. (i think you can see a pic of that in the DPM book by Hardy Bleechman)
The original "Barracuda" was first issued in mid 70's and Steve is correct it was only issued as a trial version never really adopted.
Another interesting fact if notice the pants it has the same cut and construction as the Swedish Olive Drab airborne uniform...
That's definitely my holy grail.