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#1 16-05-2015 10:01:22

Tin Soldier
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WW2 Italian Tropical Shirt

This just walked in the door the other day, WW2 Italian Tropical Shirt which I got through a friend of Chris's from Germany, thanks Chris wink

So this Shirt completes my Tropical Italian Uniform, I'll have to do some photos on a mannequin. I actually had one of these shirts a few years back but I sold it to buy something else, it was the actual shirt photographed in the Rex Tyre book "Mussolini's Soldiers" which was the same pattern as this one with wooden buttons, no pockets and constructed with grey thread.

So nice to have it all complete again, but still looking for boots which seem to be more difficult than I imagined. Another member here Portosaid had a friend with a pair of boots, but when I asked for total with postage the trail went cold, so I don't know what that was all about???sad

The Shirt looks to be unissued with only a few storage marks here and there, but nice to know that when on display there is an actual original shirt underneath the tunic and could also be used just on it's own without a tunic big_smile






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Last edited by Tin Soldier (16-05-2015 10:07:34)


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#2 16-05-2015 13:28:03

RRA227
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Re: WW2 Italian Tropical Shirt

Nice shirt. I should send Rex a e-mail and tell him you have the shirt. I did a bunch of pics for his next book. Rich A. in Pa.


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#3 16-05-2015 13:58:02

Tin Soldier
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Re: WW2 Italian Tropical Shirt

G, day Rich,

Sorry the shirt I had before this one was from Rex's book but I sold that a while back. The one photographed above was a recent purchase that came from Germany.


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#4 16-05-2015 16:43:37

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Re: WW2 Italian Tropical Shirt

Thanks for sharing with us your new acquisition Stu.

It's a nice looking shirt. I wish you to find those boots soon.


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#5 17-05-2015 02:56:44

Tin Soldier
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Re: WW2 Italian Tropical Shirt

No worries Chris, again thanks for your help on this one wink

And thanks for the encouragement on the boots as well, one day maybe?


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#6 18-05-2015 10:23:55

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Re: WW2 Italian Tropical Shirt

jolie Tin ! wink

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#7 18-05-2015 13:03:01

Tin Soldier
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Re: WW2 Italian Tropical Shirt

lol

Thanks Seb, very jolie indeed cool

Cheers mate!


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