One of the most recognised and sought after camouflage patterns, the iconic Tiger Stripe. The patterns origins are shrouded in mystery, but it's very clear that it's a direct descendent of the lizard pattern that was used French prior to their withdrawal and remained in use with the South Vietnamese well into the 60s. Tiger Stripe was developed and used extensively by the ARVN forces from 1959, but would find its way into the backs of many US troops who obtained sets either from ARVN stores or from the many tailors around bases who would make them in the larger US sizes.
This particular shirt is known (by Sgt Johnson's classification) as the John Wayne Dense pattern, and comes in a rarer one button pocket cut that was only ever issued to ARVN soldiers. This comes with a great backstory, it came from the estate of an Australian Officer of the 176 Air Dispatch (Royal Australian Army Service Corps) who would run resupply planes out to both the Aussies and ARVN. Apparently he helped himself to a bunch of stuff from the boxes including this shirt, which he then sent home to his wife!
This is mint condition and appears to never have been worn. Amazing strong colours, some folds from storage, but otherwise completely fresh.
- Tagged and A-L (Asian-Large)
- Fits a modern small/medium
- Pit to pit 20"
- Shoulder to shoulder 19"
- Shoulder to cuff 21"
- Colar to hem 26"