A beautiful classic tigerstripe pattern known as Tadpole Sparse (TSD) with the Johnson nomenclature. It has bold black shapes and this example has a warm colourway with indigo hues. This shirt is made in an Asian cut with single-button pockets. It features originally applied souvenir patches that indicate that this shirt was likely purchased and worn by a US Marine serving in Chu Lai and Da Nang. There are some glue marks on the left sleeve and over the left breast pocket where other patches have unfortunately been removed. Nevertheless, the remaining patches are a lovely authentic touch of personalisation and such patches are seldom seen on wartime tigerstripe garments.
Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear - All buttons, fittings and fixtures are present. Strong colours. There are some glue marks on the left arm and above the left pocket as previously mentioned - these may be removed with chemicals, but we have avoided doing so to preserve the colours and authenticity. The size label is present but faded.
Flat garment measurements in inches:
Chest: 42" (21" P2P)
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