A legendary vintage in a modern cut, this is our bread and butter here at Fireforce Ventures. This product was developed in conjunction with our partners at Shadow Strategic to extremely high standards that put our previous offerings to shame. After many asks, we're finally offering shorts that leave a little more to the imagination. Now, you can rock Rhodesian Brushstroke shorts with a few less terrified gasps from grocery store Karens. These shorts make for outstanding everyday street and outdoor wear in warmer conditions. They're also jammed packed full of utilitarian pockets and features that even the troopies of old would have envied! Features:
- 60% cotton and 40% polyester rip-stop construction
- 2 large slanted hand pockets
- 2 large cargo pockets with large Canadian-style slotted buttons
- Front slit pocket designed to fit a standard smartphone or STANAG dimension rifle magazine
- Two buttoned back pockets
- Stitched gusset crotch for comfort "down there"
- Adjustable waistband
- Reinforced knees and arse to withstand hard use
- 2.5 inch belt loops
- YKK® zipper fly
- Coats® stitching thread
Rhodesian Brushstroke was the legendary pattern utilized during the Rhodesian Bush War from 1965-1979, incorporating an innovative combination of khaki, brown and green. It was designed as an indigenous Rhodesian pattern which was directly influenced by earlier “brushstroke” styled patterns including the Second World War-era Denison smocks. Developed from an earlier arid pattern by Di Cameron, it was manufactured in its distinctive green-over-brown Brushstroke by David Whitehead Textiles. Uniforms and jumpsuits in this pattern become synonymous with Rhodesia’s legendary Troopies and Masodja.
In 2001, the United States Marine Corps camouflage testing scored the old Rhodesian Brushstroke pattern to be extremely effective in various environments. As a testament to the lasting effectiveness of Rhodesian Brushstroke, the vintage pattern scored higher than many other contemporary patterns. After the Rhodesian Bush War, a brown-over-green pattern was adopted by the Zimbabwean National Army.
We’re proud to be replicating the pattern as a 1-to-1 scale copy of an original bolt of David Whitehead Textiles fabric dated circa. 1979. We are the only company accurately providing the pattern exactly as it was worn during the Rhodesian Bush War.
- Small: 27-31 inch waist
- Medium: 31-35 inch waist
- Large: 35-39 inch waist
- XL: 39-43 inch waist
- 2XL: 43-47 inch waist
- 3XL: 47-51 inch waist
All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). We ship internationally!