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Friday Challenge June 2019 : MILITARY INSPIRED

Thin White Duke

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Awesome picture ! A lot of type 3 Jungle Jackets in sight… In which army corp was your father ? I've red than the camo Jungle jackets were (at first) only for elite corps
I saw a great documentary on the history of camouflage uniforms on TV some time ago. The initial use was the British wearing khaki during the Boer War but I’m sure there are examples from before then. The Rifle Brigade wore green jackets in the Peninsula War when most other regiments wore traditional red.
IIRC you are correct, in the Vietnam era only elite soldiers wore camo. The ‘tiger stripe’ version was very popular and effective but due to the heat and humidity in Vietnam the colours and cotton would break down and this deteriorated their effectiveness so the pattern was short lived. It’s been revived in a different form in more recent US Airforce fatigues. The show went into the detail of how the US Army spent millions on coming up with the digital pattern as previous woodland camo was useless in urban/desert environments ... which then proved ineffective so they had to start all over again!
 

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Great pictures, but if you read the OP :'In this Challenge, i don't expect you to look like GI Joe, rather to incorporate one or more military items (inspired or genuine) in your outfit, be it Classical Menswear or SW&D style.' i can't consider it as a valid entry, sorry. It is pure army, not 'military inspired'.
 

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it was posted in humor only. relax there fella. :hide:
Thank you, i am relax. :brick:

I think we have a little semantic problem here for a while. If you look at the inspiration pics i posted, they tried to be 'military inspired' outfits, but several posters posted pure military pictures as inspiration, i've got nothing against them, and some great pics were posted, we even had bootporn, but i think we have to get back on tracks now : this is a Friday Challenge, post valid entries please ! :-D
 

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Wait....a SF thread went off track??


 

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A1 flight jacket and repro WWII drill khaki trousers.
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glasses: RayBan
Jacket: Valstar
Tshirt: Swims
Trousers: Repro
Velvet slippers: Gondos
 
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Thin White Duke

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Heres a pic of my Dad - WW2 Lancaster pilot ...

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... and here he is wearing his RAF issue aviator shades (not me in the pic) ...

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... and here I am wearing the same shades ...

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Here’s a close up of his RAF issue Longines ‘Weems’ watch - the near identical Omega version was worn by Tom Hardy in ‘Dunkirk’

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Here are some details about the watch:


Just for fun and to complete the Captain Virgil Hilts look, here is my A-2 jacket acquired from the late lamented Cockpit shop in SoHo NYC. This is one of the few items in my wardrobe that is completely non canonical to the Mod look:

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“I feel the need - the need for SPEED!”

Sunglasses and watch - RAF issue
T-shirt - Target
Strides - Levi’s K-1 Aviation
Boots - Clark’s Originals
Jacket - Avirex
 
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