One of the less well know patterns of tiger, Thai, was as the name suggests, made and printed in Thailand for US servicmen stationed there. Very similar in patter to 'tadpole' (by RJD's classification), but will a very different colour, often hueing into yellows, oranges and in this case red-rust brown.
The USAF had a pretty heavy presence in Thailand, extending through to 1975 and the end of hostilities in the region. A lot of the Thai pattern garments were custom made for Air Force and this looks to be no exception. Made by "Taj Mahal Tailors", a tailor local to Korat, the location of a major USAF base. During my research I've found a couple of other custom garments with this same tag.
A short sleeve jungle jacket style shirt with custom embroidered name and wings. The name, James, and the wings which appear to be for a navigator would have been embroidered when the jacket was made. The patches, whilst all original, may have been added later, but do include a rather rare Para Rescue shoulder tab.
Excellent, appears to have only been lightly worn. The only wearing is to the label. I actually bought this for me but it's smaller than I expected.
- Fits like a small - or a tight medium.
- Pit to pit 20"
- Shoulder to shoulder 16"
- Sleeve length 8"
- Collar to hem 26"