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    Post by bravo_2_zero Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:11 am

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    Well this arrived today and I was a little mmm yeah when I bought it but it's amazing.

    The pictures don't do this jacket any good, it's amazing colour , super dayglow.

    1968 tropical material
    No FFD
    Size 2 so kinda pre 80's
    Grenade ring and pin
    Brown bakerlite buttons, not plastic.
    OPTI zipper


    Tag is washed out but I can faintly read

    SIZE 2
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    Could be TROPICAL

    And all the regular bits and bobs like care and wash.

    Looks issue at a guess ?

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    Post by CollectinSteve Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:44 pm

    I think the buttons tell us this is not standard production. Beautiful

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    Post by kammo-man Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:02 pm

    New to me ..........


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    Post by bravo_2_zero Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:43 pm

    kammo-man wrote:New to me ..........


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    Yeah it's an odd one this. I thought when I bought it , it could have been webtex or something along the lines. The size 2 threw that out of the window as its way before 3rd party makers started up.

    The bakerlite buttons in brown match up with tropicals of 60's and 70's period and also the early 63patt DPM windproofs. The camo print is that of the late 60's so tie in the buttons and size format points to very early made.

    The colour on this smock is gorgiouse and I really mean that, the best looking smock I've seen. When the sunlight hits it it's glows like I'm wearing a light up suit !
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    Post by CollectinSteve Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:07 pm

    You don't need to rub it in... we can all plainly see it's gorgeous, just like we can all guess we'll never have one like it Very Happy

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    Post by kammo-man Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:10 pm

    Uber expermental ?


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    Post by bravo_2_zero Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:22 pm

    kammo-man wrote:Uber expermental ?



    See if Dave has a take on this ?

    I'm reluctant to say experimental as its hard to tell with Brit kit unless it's blinding obvious.

    Just wish the tag was little more easy to read.
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    Post by kammo-man Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:58 pm

    sponge wet it ..........
    sometimes this helps to bring up the print .

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    Post by Camo_fiend Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:10 am

    Experimental, commercial or otherwise, that is one awesome radioactive-tinted smock! Super envious! Laughing


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    Post by L1A1 Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:17 am

    The hood looks unique - never saw anything like that !!
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    Post by Easy Gee Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:45 pm

    Very nice , is it a very recent purchase ( ebay ) if so I nearly bid on it myself, wish I had now!!
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:16 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:Very nice , is it a very recent purchase ( ebay ) if so I nearly bid on it myself, wish I had now!!

    Yeah Tuesday I think ?

    I did loose it but the next bidder retracted the bid with 4 mins remaining , so it cost me £21.99
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    Post by Easy Gee Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:18 am

    bravo_2_zero wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:Very nice , is it a very recent purchase ( ebay ) if so I nearly bid on it myself, wish I had now!!

    Yeah Tuesday I think ?

    I did loose it but the next bidder retracted the bid with 4 mins remaining , so it cost me £21.99


    Nice one, glad you got it so you could share with us Wink
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    Post by Bury_Dave Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:47 am

    Nice smock but i don't think it's issue though. I've never heard of a topical smock. Can't think why you'd want one - the trops do the job nicely. You don't need a hood in the jungle !

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    Post by Easy Gee Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:22 am

    Bury_Dave wrote:Nice smock but i don't think it's issue though. I've never heard of a topical smock. Can't think why you'd want one - the trops do the job nicely. You don't need a hood in the jungle !

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    That's a good point Wink
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    Post by bravo_2_zero Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:42 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:Nice smock but i don't think it's issue though. I've never heard of a topical smock. Can't think why you'd want one - the trops do the job nicely. You don't need a hood in the jungle !

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    Yeah could be Dave.

    I can't read the tag so I can't give the correct info other than making out smock and size 2. I guessed tropical due to material and the brown buttons which are only found on trop stuff ( till deserts were made anyways ). I'm not too clued up on 3rd party kit from 70's period so I can't say if it is or isn't. The "size2" as we know is pre 84 sizing, it's vintage at least and 30+ years old so can't be many knocking about to prove what it is.
    It's cool whatever it is.

    I'd like to think its something wonderful made for the men in black but hey , could have even been worn by an12 year old lass in the cadets Laughing

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