During the early part of the Vietnam War, US Special Forces Advisors and their CIA counterparts would procure specific garments to wear while incountry. These garments were usually selected for purposes of practicality, either for functionality or for their camouflage. Post Korea, new combat fatigues had yet to be developed and issued by the US Military so hunting clothing and bespoke garments were favoured by many. Mitchell pattern camouflage had been issued for helmet covers and half shelters, often the latter were appropriated, taken to a local tailor or while on R and R, and turn into a pair of custom combat pants or jacket. Pants would incorporate specific details and modifications required by the wearer.
Woven at our mill in Kojima, this HBT is a faithful replica of a 9oz Cotton Herringbone Twill used by the US army in 1943.
A percentage of each sale from this collection will go to www.warchild.org.uk the only specialist charity for children affected by war.
At Dawson Denim each item is custom made to order, on aprons it’s usually a week turn around. On jeans and jackets it usually takes around 4 or 5 weeks to cut and sew each piece. If you plan to buy something from our store for a specific date please email us through our contact page first to ensure we can make your deadline.
Any orders over £100 will have free shipping internationally, this will always be tracked and you should leave 3-5 days for delivery.
For any goods under £100 shipping within the UK we send with Royal Mail tracked second class.
For any goods shipping internationally we use Royal Mail International tracked or the equivalent cost on a courier.
For Kiuchi Hand Craft each piece is hand made in Japan the process takes around 6 weeks. The price includes shipping however this will not cover the cost of duty and tax.
White premium weight 100% cotton certified organic TSPTR tee with water based ink print. This is an exclusive Snoopy print, wearing the Dawson Denim x TSPTR pineapple print used on the advisor shirt. Okinawa in...