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    Post by koalorka Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:08 pm

    Which windproof are you guys referring to? It seems a lot of the photos from the first page are no longer loading properly.
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    Post by kammo-man Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:33 pm

    post # 32 .

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    Post by koalorka Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:40 pm

    kammo-man wrote:post # 32 .


    Oh yeah, sorry, I didn't immediately connect the Vietnamese bloodcake to the British windproof. You've got the best collection of these I've seen yet. No wonder I cannot find any. Evil or Very Mad

    What's the connection again? I guess the Vietnamese encountered the British garments in the early 1950s by way of the French who received donations from the British MoD.
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    Post by kammo-man Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:42 pm

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    They very faithfully copied a nice section of the British pattern.
    There is 2 different prints of this.
    Dated from 1963 , you will find some 64 but never 65 .
    2 different garment cuts .

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    Post by kammo-man Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:47 pm

    That is correct.........the Viets regarded this pattern very highly with Airborne forces wearing it,.

    It was known as Pinks , Purples , Sausage skins and the best one "Bullet proofs " by the men who wore it.

    Blood cake is an Ebay term used by one guy and bears no relation to reality .

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    Post by koalorka Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:25 pm

    Outstanding, I'm infuriated two find out there are two variants of this pattern. Finding one is difficult enough! Grrr.

    In your last photo, which is the earlier 63 print? I'm guessing the one on the right because it resembles the original windproof more accurately?
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    Post by kammo-man Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:36 pm

    Both prints are very similar .
    However pattern 1 is printed just like the British in method , the base fabric is 99.9 same as WW2.
    Pattern 2 ...fabric is 99 same , its that close.

    All 3 are in fact pattern 2 .

    You are just seeing various shades due to washing .

    Over the years I have owned 10ish pieces , but this pattern commands high prices staring at $1000 up to $8000 ish .

    get lookin !

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