Country of Origin: Botswana
Botswana is one of the very few African countries to have never experienced a significant civil war, invasion, coup d'etat or significant invasion in the past half century. As such, they have pretty high standards for their military, as evidenced by their procurement of these top notch South African manufacture Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) field shirts in mid-1990s, just prior to the collapse of the Apartheid regime. The shirts are manufactured in a manner extremely similar to the South African issue shirts of SADF during the same time period, with an addition of a proprietary African variation of DPM, which appears to be slightly less contrasted in colour under natural lighting than the standard British DPM.
Even the damn buttons are "cammed up" with this rather uncommon shirts, and they appear to be a very similar weave to the SADF issue nutria long sleeve shirts, in terms of fabric composition and build. These shirts are only available in smaller sizes and appear to have been part of an uncompleted procurement as they are still brand spankin' new, with most still in the bag. Since none of them appear to be dated prior to 1995, we can only assume it had to do with the South African government changing things up, but who knows!
These features feature the aforementioned DPM pattern, unique camo painted buttons, two medium sized breast pockets and epaulettes. They make a great look for your generic African bush warrior!
- Extra Small: Fits 34-36 inch chest, 5'5-5'7 height
- Small: Fits 36-38 inch chest, 5'6-5'8 height
All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). We ship internationally! Note: This item is not considered military surplus as per our return policy as it was never issued, however it is still an authentic piece of military equipment.