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USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt
USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt
USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt
USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt
USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt
USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt
USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt
USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt
USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt
USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt
USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt
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USMC Vietnam Frogskin Camo Shirt

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In the very early days of Vietnam, the Marines based in Okinawa would take what little camouflage they could get their hands on, and take it to the local tailors to have shirts made. The Mitchell camo shelters seem to have been more readily available, but there also seems to have been a supply of WW2 & Korea era frogskin, and this shirt is made from the latter.

This particular example has been made into a blouson style jacket, with a 50s Talon zipper. Unlike most others, this is beach side out, and like the others of these that I've seen, it's not designed to be reversible. It retains all the signs of a shelter shirt, with marks where the seams have been unpicked, and rough edge cutting from the tailors.

Condition

This is in great shape, most of these handmade pieces are usually trashed! The colours of the camo are very strong, and remarkably unfaded! 

Size

  • No tag but fits modern large
  • Pit to pit 24"
  • Shoulder to shoulder 20"
  • Shoulder to cuff 25"
  • Collar to hem 24"