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Army Announces Wear Of Coyote Fleece Cap, Can’t Find Photo Of One

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Sometimes you have to wonder what is going on. The Army put out a great story to explain that Soldiers can now wear the Coyote Fleece Cap with ACUs but for some reason could only find a photo depicting the Foliage version and old Black watch cap.

What’s Old Is Trendy Fashion – Landlord Mixed-Media Utility Vest

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

Hip Hop fashion brand Landlord has created this abomination, their “Mixed-Media Utility Vest”
Which is obviously based upon the US Issue Tactical Load Bearing Vest, originally designed in the 1980s.


Apparently, designer Ryohei Kawanishi had the idea to make a Beige/Burgundy/Teal version of the TLBV in Houndstooth weave Wool and Nylon mesh, set off with Gold-tone hardware. At least he went with the more modern Enhanced design with mesh panels. Imagine the heat from all of that Wool.

The Rear

Just in case you want to fit in at the next dance battle, you can get yours for just $600 from ever-so-trendy Barney’s.

As Seen On Facebook

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Redpath Notions – Hawaiian Plate Carrier

Friday, October 26th, 2018

We received a cool note the other day:

“Longtime follower here. I’ve been religiously following your blog since its inception when I was still in high school. I thought it would be cool to show you a product that I have been working on. This product is a Hawaiian themed plate carrier.

Why?? After seeing Hawaiian themed combat shirts, I felt like I could take things up a notch and make the carrier itself out of Hawaiian themed fabric. This was a fun side project and I’ll be making more in the near future.”

-Jesse Redpath

What do you guys think?

Meanwhile, In Japan

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Dana Gleason defines “Big in Japan” both literally and figuratively.

What is The Air National Guard Trying To Say?

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

This Air National Guard photo by TSgt Daniel Ter Haar, was intended to inform Guard members about the upcoming switch from the Airman Battle Uniform in Digital Tiger Stripe to the Army Combat Uniform in the Operational Camouflage Pattern. If a picture tells a thousand words, this one didn’t transmit the intended message.

TacHacker – Vietnam DIY Ammo Vest

Friday, July 20th, 2018

TROPIC LIGHTNING NEWS                          

March 16, 1970

FSB PERSHING – Most combat infantrymen fighting in Vietnam really don’t worry too much if their wearing apparel isn’t in step with the latest fashions.

One exception, however, is Sergeant James J. Ross, who just might be a winner in the Army’s Suggestion Program.  Ross now qualifies as one of the best-dressed Warriors of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, with a coat he fashioned for himself.

Ross’s coat of many pockets is truly a unique garb to say the least.  It features 24 large pockets for M-16 magazines and a pouch on the back to port a Claymore mine.

“I scrounged up the canvas material,” Ross said.  “I gave the measurements to our interpreter and he gave the specifications to a civilian tailor who made up the jacket for me.

“It’s really great to have on an operation,” Ross said.

Other Warriors are following suit.  “A few others in my platoon have had them made too,” said the functionally, if not fashionably dressed, Warrior sergeant.

South Korea’s Revitalizing Reforms Uniform

Monday, June 25th, 2018

This is a rare “camouflage” pattern indeed. Used exclusively by South Korea’s Capital Garrison Command (former name of the Capital Defense Command), it seems to have no practical purpose than to serve as a uniform.


Called the Yu-Shin bok (Revitalizing Reforms Uniform), it was worn up until 1981. The pattern appears to incorporate turtle shells which is significant considering the Geobukseon or Turtle Ships are recognized to be the first armored ships and were used by the Koreans to thwart Japanese attempts to conquer Korea in the late 16th century.


Information and photos from Imigur.