The product images are digital mock ups, and your pre-order will be manufactured as your order is placed. Delivery will occur 90 days after your order, and we will only process and refunds/cancellations after this period. Any pre-order products you order will ship separately from other products you may have ordered. We do not recommend ordering any products not including in our 2020 Rhodesian Brushstroke pre-order line up as this will likely increase your shipping cost.
Due to the high volume of orders, WE
WILL NO LONGER ENTERTAIN ANY REQUESTS FOR SIZE CHANGES. Order correctly
the first time please!
This special run of pre-orders is for the critical purpose of moving our company to the United States. The entire Fireforce Ventures team sincerely appreciate everyone's support in this regard. See you in Texas!
A legendary vintage in a modern cut, this is our bread
and butter here at Fireforce Ventures. 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!
- 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!