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Classic camo

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moleman 1 04-Apr-18
wooddamon1 04-Apr-18
mgerard 04-Apr-18
moleman 1 04-Apr-18
GF 04-Apr-18
wooddamon1 04-Apr-18
gettin closer 04-Apr-18
stagetek 04-Apr-18
Popester1 04-Apr-18
tradmt 04-Apr-18
Nemophilist 04-Apr-18
White Falcon 04-Apr-18
George D. Stout 04-Apr-18
lv2bohunt 04-Apr-18
moleman 1 04-Apr-18
Sipsey River 04-Apr-18
Clydebow 04-Apr-18
Widow sax 04-Apr-18
M60gunner 04-Apr-18
grizz 04-Apr-18
jaz5833 05-Apr-18
sammyg 05-Apr-18
Vtbow 05-Apr-18
76aggie 06-Apr-18
ny yankee 06-Apr-18
S. North 06-Apr-18
South Farm 16-Apr-18
Mpdh 16-Apr-18
swampwalker 16-Apr-18
tradmt 16-Apr-18
old fudd 16-Apr-18
swampwalker 16-Apr-18
Wojo14 16-Apr-18
Knifeguy 16-Apr-18
S. North 16-Apr-18
StikBow 16-Apr-18
From: moleman 1
Date: 04-Apr-18




Being a traditional site I thought I'd show off some traditional camo. I couldn't tell you how many years I've had these insulated overalls but I sure love the classic pattern. It's old school but it still works as well as any pattern out there. Sure is hard to find now days though.

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Apr-18




Wow! I can't even see it! :)

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Apr-18




still effective, its like you're not even there!

From: moleman 1
Date: 04-Apr-18

moleman 1's embedded Photo



Well dang, forgot the pic.

From: GF
Date: 04-Apr-18




Funny you should mention it...

I was just on an NYC subway next to a guy in a BRAND NEW Tre-Bark jacket. Wool.

Wished I’d had enough cash to make him an offer for it

From: wooddamon1 Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Apr-18




I have some like that, a jacket and a vest. It's cool how good it works for the pattern.

From: gettin closer
Date: 04-Apr-18




I had that pattern on a suite when I was a little guy. Outgrew it... but I do like that pattern. It is not too dark.

From: stagetek Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 04-Apr-18




Hard to believe at one time that was just about the only camo available. At least the most popular. I can't even count the patterns and manufacturers available today.

From: Popester1
Date: 04-Apr-18




I had an uninsulated coverall in that pattern when I first started bowhunting just about 40 years ago. I've been looking for a bolt of that fabric off and on for close to 6 months and just cannot find one to save my life!

From: tradmt
Date: 04-Apr-18




Yup, good contrast, probably a little tight in pattern but in deep woods it won't likely matter. Most patterns today are useless, ASAT and one or two others are about all that's actually effective.

From: Nemophilist
Date: 04-Apr-18

Nemophilist's embedded Photo



That is my favorite camo pattern. I had a shirt and pants in that pattern back in the early 1970s.

From: White Falcon
Date: 04-Apr-18

White Falcon's embedded Photo



Hell I still hunt in old school. Had the same coveralls, just got to small and gave them away!

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 04-Apr-18




One's old school isn't necessarily anothers. To me, old school is either WWII, or Vietnam military patterns...or early Treebark and Tiger Stripe. Here's a link to a lot of it for sale: https://www.ebay.com/sch/Sporting-Goods/888/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=vintage+camouflage&rt=nc

From: lv2bohunt
Date: 04-Apr-18




Makes me love Natgear even more

From: moleman 1
Date: 04-Apr-18




Thanks for the link George. Lots of patterns I haven't seen in years.

From: Sipsey River
Date: 04-Apr-18




I think that old camo is the best ever made. Most of the new stuff is far too dark in my opinion.

From: Clydebow
Date: 04-Apr-18




Yep, have had those.

From: Widow sax
Date: 04-Apr-18




The new camo is for us not the deer old works just as good heck none at all will work movement and cover is what its all about. Widow

From: M60gunner
Date: 04-Apr-18




WW11 Impressions.com They make the stuff to mil specs. Just expensive as heck. They supply Hollywood and re-enactment folks, Army, Navy, USMC. what I wanted is the USMC reversible camo pattern. Just a little pricey for me to wear around.

From: grizz
Date: 04-Apr-18




Same camo I had, I think I bought it in '69. Also had woodland camo back then. Still like it.

From: jaz5833
Date: 05-Apr-18




I thought this was traditional camo.

From: sammyg
Date: 05-Apr-18




I loved that old WWII camo pattern,wore it for years. I remember the camo clothing that Bear sold in that pattern as well,it seems I remember Bear calling there stuff " Grayling Tuxedos".

From: Vtbow
Date: 05-Apr-18




I love my original Jim Crumley Trebak Cabelas wool jacket and pants! May not be "vintage" to some, but....

From: 76aggie
Date: 06-Apr-18




I came across an interesting tidbit today about the WWII camo style posted above. The camo known as WWII camo was designed for the military by Norvell Gillespie. He was the Garden Editor for Better Homes and Gardens. If I read it on the internet, it HAS to be true.

From: ny yankee
Date: 06-Apr-18




When I first started bow hunting, A department store sold a cheap cotton jump suit in that old WW2 pattern. After my first hunt, it was so ripped up I had to scrap it.

From: S. North Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Apr-18




I still have and use the reversible jacket. And have my jacket that I used in mid 60s for deer rabbit and squirrel. In the old Marine camo. Must of been the reason joned the corp. lol

From: South Farm
Date: 16-Apr-18




Had a pair of coveralls just like 'em way back and all I can remember is I dang near froze every time I wore them! My Uncle still wears his original Jones cap in that camo pattern.

From: Mpdh
Date: 16-Apr-18




Question for Dan. You talking about the clothes or the model?

MP

From: swampwalker
Date: 16-Apr-18




Both em. :^)

From: tradmt
Date: 16-Apr-18




I need that hat!

From: old fudd
Date: 16-Apr-18




Back in 1964 you could buy the WW II at the Army and Navy store. $4.98 for tops and bottoms. Bought 2 sets. Wish I had bought 10. Other than 55 years later have to get a Big Shoe Horn To stuff in my Big Old Body.

From: swampwalker
Date: 16-Apr-18




Love that old trebark. Funny, I type trebark and my tablet wants to correct to grenade. Where's the political correctness when I actually need it!

From: Wojo14
Date: 16-Apr-18




I like the old “Fred Bear” WW2 marine camo. Anyone know where I can get a short brimmed bucket hat in that camo? ~Wojo

From: Knifeguy
Date: 16-Apr-18




Looking pretty "classic" yourself Dan. Lance

From: S. North Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Apr-18




Nice hat Dan

From: StikBow
Date: 16-Apr-18




That USMC cammo was herringbone. Harder than old people’s toenails. I have an olive jacket but no cammo. I was stationed in Adak, AK about 35 years ago. The CB’s had old gear for their M16’ so we ordered new stuff and cleaned out their bunker, gave away a lot, but put a ton of old packs and ponchos and Garand cartridge belts in the dump. Painful to do that I have treebark everything from my time in VA , NC and forays in PA. Out here eastern cammo is too dark, so we go with tan colored stuff

All said, that ols stuff is still good





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