Tiger stripe camouflage was used in the 1960s
during the Vietnam War among the South Vietnamese Army
and the U.S. Special Forces
but it was not something officially issued by the U.S. military.
During the Indochina War, the French military wore
a lizard pattern camouflage which the South Vietnamese Army
used after the conflict ended, but supplies ran out,
and local production started by creating a copy of this;
this is what is told as the beginning of tiger stripe camouflage.
Then, the tiger stripe camouflage was used by the South Vietnamese Army and supplied to U.S. Special Forces and
Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol, but before it could be supplied to all the units, the troops were withdrawn from Vietnam.
Due to this, there was no certain uniform spec,
so it seems that many different variations in color and pattern exist
depending on location of manufacturing, timeframe, and production lot.
FYI, the short sleeve tiger stripe camouflage t-shirt
which will be available at the end of this month, was worn
as an inner by the designer on the cover of
PHILOSOPHY ZINE ISSUE NO.3 / BUILT TO DESTROY.
Did you know this? Please check it out.
Yukiyoshi Shimada / Production