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    Post by Philip Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:25 pm

    Real Denison smock?
    https://2img.net/r/ihimizer/img132/1381/smock.jpg
    https://2img.net/r/ihimizer/img132/1381/smock.jpg
    https://2img.net/r/ihimizer/img132/1381/smock.jpg
    https://2img.net/r/ihimizer/img532/8486/trousers.jpg
    https://2img.net/r/ihimizer/img532/8486/trousers.jpg
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    Post by 1stDivVet Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:34 pm

    I'm not an expert on Brit stuff by any means, but I'd say repop.. The tag for the jacket reminds me a lot of the material and printing one of my repop US jump suit tags has.

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    Post by zvez Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:49 am

    NOt actually the denison smock, these were actually often called sas windproof camouflage oversuits. 30 years ago the pants were very common, jackets were always tough. The pants in the pic look legit, but repros are getting so good now, probably best to get an expert on it.

    A lot of these were cut up in french indochina to make sausage suits and such for the french paras. ca 1950s

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    Post by filupe Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:25 am

    Definitely windproofs. Both look right as rain to me ...
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    Post by Philip Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:50 pm

    Thanks guys!


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    Post by CollectinSteve Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:51 pm

    These can go for BIG bucks.

    French wore something similar in the early days of Indochina.

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    Post by zvez Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:53 pm

    Actually steve, the french got loads of surplus camos from the brits and US especially in the late 40s and very early 50s in indochina. The local tailors made all kinds of things like bigeard caps, etc. and early US advisors had suits made from these at local tailors. An original unmolested set would be quite valuable.

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    Post by CollectinSteve Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:22 am

    Yup! I recently stumbled upon a French website with tons of early Indochina war photos. Pretty good ones too. Some of the brush pattern stuff looked like surplus Brit, others look custom made out of surplus cloth. I don't know much about the stuff, but either way I'd say the stuff is likely valuable. I sold a near unissued set of wartime production Windproof trousers for over $200 IIRC. Of course that was before the economy blew up, so I'm sure nobody would pay that now Smile

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    Post by zvez Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:27 am

    And a blast from the past, when I first started collecting ww2 brit airborne ca 1976, I bought original ww2 dated denison smockes for 30-$40 each, the windproof trousers for $10 ea and the ok oversmock the paras wore (they wore this over the denison smock to stuff gear in during a jump for $8!!!!! Ahhhhh the days before repros. I thought I was doing great to sell them at double what I paid for em!! If I had them all now!

    I think you're right Steve, I suspect the brits made groundsheets out of this material, and much easier for an indochina tailor to model up custom garments from them! It's always cool to see the French troops wearing surplus hbt fatiques with the USMC logo still in place in the middle of indo ca. 1950!

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    Post by Philip Mon May 03, 2010 10:55 am

    Went for big $$$:
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    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190391199772&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_3469wt_1166


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    Post by CollectinSteve Tue May 04, 2010 12:27 am

    That's actually not too far off from what they were going for a few years ago. $350-$400 USD for a set is about right. I sold a set of mint condition trousers for something like $200.

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    Post by zvez Tue May 04, 2010 2:51 am

    Not really too bad when you consider the price of some other ww2 camos. Probably will appreciate in value the further away from ww2 we get. Plus the indochina connection doesnt hurt either.
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    CollectinSteve wrote:That's actually not too far off from what they were going for a few years ago. $350-$400 USD for a set is about right. I sold a set of mint condition trousers for something like $200.

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