Super rare Tiger stripe (Tigerstripe) flightsuit/coveralls. This is the very, very rare zig-zag pattern. The set has some light fade to it but has no tears or holes. The zipper is marked YKK. There are 2 chest pockets, waist take up snaps, 2 pants pockets on the front and 1 rear pockets. The armpits measure 40” and the inseam is about a 24.5”. I have only seen a total of 2 of these zig zag sets in over 20 years of collecting.
Tiger stripe (tigerstripe) flightsuit. Believed to have been worn by Marine pilots, and manufactured in Japan during the Vietnam war, this is a nice piece. The flight suit has a total of 9 zippered pockets; the legs have zippers for expansion at the boot area, the cuffs have zippers too. The inside neck is stamped 40R and then stamped Tierney. The name Capt. Tierney, D.T. is also written in ink/marker on the inside, with slight bleed through on the back. The crotch area is coming unsewn and I have not attempted to repair it. All zippers appear to be original and are marked YKK. The buttons on the waist take up tabs are all there. The armpits measure 44, the chest measures 42 inches; the inseam measures 29 inches. I do not see any holes or tears. The garment is in excellent condition.
Tiger stripe (tigerstripe) flightsuit. Believed to have been worn by Marine pilots, and manufactured in Japan during the Vietnam war, this is a nice piece. The flight suit has a total of 9 zippered pockets; the legs have zippers for expansion at the boot area, the cuffs have zippers too. The inside neck is stamped 38R. There are more numbers next to that C-3973 577(?). There is a tiny hole and stain, at the back of the neck and under the collar. The crotch area at the base of the zipper has pulled apart about 1 inch. I have not attempted to repair any of these, but it would be easy to do. The buttons on the waist take up tabs are all there. The chest measures 42 inches; the inseam measures 35 inches. I do not see any other holes or tears. The garment is in excellent condition.
WW2 U.S. Marine (USMC) reversible camouflage set. Jacket is in excellent condition and is stamped 40 in the neck. Some of the black finish is worn off the right chest snap. The jacket retains all of the metal U.S. Marine Corps snaps. The jacket has some light fading. The jacket has no tears, snags or holes. The pants have a small pull about 3 millimeters long. The pants have some light stains on the shin/knee area, and appear to come out easily if washed. I leave that to you. The crotch has 2 button, that appear to be replacements. Below that are 2 U.S. Marine Corps snaps. The jacket and pants are a very, very close match in fade. The pants show slightly more use if inspected closely. The pants are marked 36(?)-32. The pants measure about 34 in the waist and 32 long.
South Vietnamese Airborne camouflage uniform-first pattern. Advanced collectors will recognize this as the first pattern, sometimes called “pinks” modeled after the WW2 British brush pattern. This camouflage pattern is considered to be one of the rarest and most sought after of all of the Vietnam era camo patterns. I encounter several hundred tiger stripe pieces to every one piece of this pattern. It is extremely rare to find this pattern in any condition, much less a large size. The jacket has the Vietnamese silk woven Airborne division insignia on the left shoulder. Over the right breast is the Vietnamese silk woven wings. Over the left breast pocket are the US wings and the name Strub. On the left pocket is the Vietnamese silk woven pathfinder badge. I have not researched him and have no history on this uniform. The jacket has two breast pockets, with covered buttons; the typical epaulets, reinforced shoulders, and elbows. The jacket is in excellent condition. It has two tiny slits about ½ centimeter each, in the rear left kidney area of the jacket. The jacket has about a 42 inch chest. The pants have a 30 inch waist and a 28 inch inseam. The pants are hemmed at the bottom and appear to have about another 2 inches of cloth. The do not appear to have been modified. The left rear pocket has a repair. The pants have a reinforced seat, 2 rear pockets, 2 front pockets and reinforced knees. There is a tiny hole about 1 centimeter on the left leg. I have not tried to repair that. A super set and super rare. Fade patterns on the pants and jacket match nicely. The jacket bears a nice quartermaster’s stamp.
Very rare US Navy Seal Floatcoat. This is a nice jacket which still has the bladder, unlike most that come to market. Exc. Condition. Size medium long. This is the rare Grenadier version. The back of the jacket has some dirt or dust and one spot that has a light stain. The dirt/dust looks like it would launder out, but I have not touched it.
Beautiful tiger stripe sport coat. This appears mint and unworn. Black silk lining with a name on it. High quality embroidery of the skull and snake. I have seen one other of these jackets, about 30 years ago and that person said his jacket belonged to a Special Forces SOG team member. I have since heard that this insignia may be that of a USMC fighter group in Vietnam. I have no idea. Either way, it is a great jacket with killer embroidery.