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Old school tropical combats!!
Originally Posted by Red_Fern
I've finally gotten around to taking pictures of my Trop pants to see if anyone can point me in the right direction towards getting a shirt that matches. These are the older-issue (I think) pants with the straight pocket closure edges as opposed to the ones with the triangular pocket closures. They also have the small puke-green buttons as opposed to the larger, dark green buttons.
Here they are:
Full shot of the pants.
Close-up of the leg and rear pocket. I modified the buttons by just touching over them with a black sharpie (the buttons were very shiny, I did it to cut down glare.)
Close up of the pattern. Pay special attention to the waistband...I need a shirt with this type material and with the yellow-green buttons.
I noticed that it almost resembles US-issue heavyweight twill type pattern...if that's of any help to anyone.
If anyone has a shirt like this or knows where to get one, please reply. Thanks.
It looks like you have a pair of what they call " old school tropical combats. made from 245gsm Fabric which is 25 percent heavier then Soldier 95 combats. The pattern is called 83-65/4 it differs slightly from current issue as it repeats every 26/27 inches. You can get a top at http://www.army-surplus.co.uk/
Best of luck!!
Hanging out of your mam's backdoors ya slaaaagggs!
Ooookayyy.... This thread has got seriously into a bizarre 'rate my trops' fetishism. So now for something completely different! And something that every squaddie appreciates, warm dry feet in winter!
My latest purchase:
View of fur bootie-thing that goes over your actual boots. Mesh bottoms so it doesnt get clogged up with mud.
Bootie zips up over your normal boots.
Inside of the overboot proper, made from some moisture-vapour-permeable material, looks different to the issue goretex tho... There is another layer of fur around the foot on the inside as you can see...
Rubber sole pattern. Theres a bit of a ledge at the heel in the sole, probably you can see it better on the first pic. Anyone know if thats got a purpose, like fitting snowshoes?
All done up, straps tightened, on my foot. Hairy legs for illustrative purposes only, I do not advocate going out on a bloody Baltic day with only shorts on
Overall, nice bit of kit. Relatively cheap and warm, with a good construction to them. I've yet to try them out properly, and I have a feeling that when I do, it will be for walking/hiking and such (can't see myself getting away with these for mil stuff really)...
The label says FOOTWEAR COVER, EXTREME COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL, made in 1996, but oddly a short section has been cut out of the label :S ...
Anyone interested in getting a pair too (25 squid), I'll put up the link.
I will let you know how they get on after some time outdoors! I think the CSM would probably throw a fit if I rocked up with these on however, so it will probably have to be civ rather than mil stuff...