Arguably the most coveted US military issue garment of the Vietnam War, the ‘Advisor’ Shirt was part of a two piece uniform set first issued in the early 1960s to member of the US Special Forces and US Advisors that worked with South Vietnamese units. Constructed from cotton in a variety of different weights, they would all feature the distinctive tigerstripe camouflage that became synonymous with the war in South East Asia. While tiger patterns would vary significantly the pattern of the shirt itself remained the same - a boxy cut with large chest pockets, a jacket style button front and a third smaller box pocket on the sleeve commonly referred to a ‘cigarette’ pocket. The pattern of the shirt would often be utilised as a block for custom made garments either worn in combat or on R and R. These items would be procured either incountry while in Saigon or on R and R in Japan or Thailand. Traditional Japanese fabrics were popular among servicemen, as were Aloha patterns.
This indigo dyed pineapple print is a nod to the heritage of the "Aloha" shirts of Hawaii. The originals were released to celebrate Hawaii's pineapple production from 1900 to 1980 and now are often more desirable than the hibiscus. Printed on a cotton dobby fabric this will print will fade over time.
A medium was cut to fit a 38" chest.
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.