--Alright, so... it was one of those movies that was playing in the background when I was a kid, while I was playing in the foreground, and annoying my dad. Until a couple of days ago, I'd not sat and watched the whole thing, which I actually feel a little silly for. I actually liked it a lot.
My question to y'all regards the shirts that they were wearing-- the collared, uniform shirts.
I recently bought a shirt from an ebay seller that was supposedly SADF Nutria, but had no such markings when it arrived. The manufacturer's tag reads VEKA, or VEK A (hard to tell) 1987, and beyond that, there's little else to it. What made me *especially* dubious were the buttons, which have a dark pearlescent quality to them. (Google searches in both English and Dutch don't bring back anything useful for "VEKA," or "VEK A.")
I figured that this meant a total bummer.
Then, I watch the commando movie, and I see that the shirts being worn were of a similar color, and seem to have similar buttons. Shiny, as they shouldn't be. Pearl-like.
I realize that the movie came out in 1979, and not 1987-- so that's enough for disqualification right there~ but, *why on earth* would anyone making any kind of combat shirt, be it for mercenaries, or for national troops, or even people making movies about either, opt for such sniper-bait?
Does anyone know enough about these things as to be able to tell me more?