Originally Posted by jgill79
Just hit Last Call myself and got a Charvet for me:
Paid about 35 cents on the dollar.
They had some Charvet shirts on clearance...and I did really well on a used thrifted one - might go back and grab (need to look up sold values) to help cover this trip.
Heh - I googled him as well - appears he lived and died in the SF Bay area so no idea how his coat came to be in NC.
The camo interest grows...
Originally Posted by JL3212
I definitely could be wrong, and I'm sure Nat will jump in, but this looks like the HBT camo. If so, you've done well. You can compare it with the one from Nat's primer:
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HBT camo. Used in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The pattern is strikingly similar to the "duck hunter" pattern used since the end of WWII throughout the 80's for commercial sportswear and hunting clothing. The duck hunter pattern was also used by the ARVN and US Special Forces in Vietnam. The HBT pattern is different though. It is printed on Herringbone Twill cotton. The garments have two sides (reversible); a fall side and a spring/summer side. Very rare and sought after. This pattern was also used to make packs and bags as well.
Thank you for this - it's definitely HBT by the tag, though not marked USMC or anything like the ones I eyeballed on eBay.
Originally Posted by Nataku
Yes! Yes! This is a grail find when it comes to camo. About the equivalent of finding Kiton cashmere when it comes to men's clothing. That is called HBT (Herringbone Twill) camo. Used in the Pacific theatre during WWII for mainly the Marines but the Army used it a bit as well. Brown side for Fall and green for Spring-Summer. That appears unworn too judging by the label. You're looking at north of $500 value-wise.
Here's some links for reference
You wouldn't be shitting me, would you? I did browse some sold listings and nothing really matched...doesn't have the diagonal chest pockets, nor is it marked as USMC or any branch. Button-up, not snap-front like one high-ticket item I saw. I don't see any evidence of wear at all - no wear to the cuff edges or collar points, just a bit rumpled. But I take your word as being solid on this one, and I'm gonna send you a PM shortly.