Army Surplus Clothing
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Army SurplusThe term army surplus typically refers to clothes and equipment originally purchased by the Ministry of Defence, but is no longer required by them. Army surplus clothing is clothing originally manufactured for the Ministry of Defence and tends to be made to the highest possible standards and is therefore extremely hard wearing and robust and suitable for wearing day after day, whether worn as a fashion item or as work clothing. Another reason for buying army surplus wear is that it will not be out of fashion in a week or two and being so durable it should last for many years.
Affordable pricingMany of todays fashion items are highly priced where the bulk of the price is often just because of the brand name. Many of the top designer brands keep their prices high to maintain exclusivity. There is no such competition with name brand recognition in the world of army surplus gear, so if you are looking for comfortable, affordable and durable clothing that never goes out of fashion, army surplus clothing is the answer.
The camouflage pattern current used by the British Armed Forces is known as a Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM). It was first introduced in the 1960’s and the main usage is a four-colour woodland pattern with which comprises of black, dark brown, mid-green and a dark sand colours. This creates a very effective camouflage that has survived with little changes for over 40 years. Why not add a little face paint to finish off with?
A two-colour variant in tan and brown is used mainly in desert regions because the four-colour version is used by some Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq. A jungle version also exists where the colours are brighter. It isn’t just clothing that is camouflaged, Personal Load Carrying Equipment (PLCE) such as rucksacks now sport DPM colouring and often has an Infra-red Reflective (IRR) coating to reduce visibility to night vision devices.
Versatile army wear
Off to a fancy dress party, why not purchase a complete uniform from an army navy surplus store? With such reasonable prices, it doesn’t make sense to just hire for an evening when buying means it can be used time and time again. British army and air force uniforms are available as are many military uniforms from around the world for both men and women.
During the summer months one of the biggest army surplus sellers is vintage clothing with camouflage army shorts and 3/4 length army trousers in 100% stonewashed cotton being the most popular. However as winter approaches take a lesson from the Russians, who know how to keep warm and get a luxurious Soviet style winter cossack hat. Known as ushankas, these fur hats are available in 3 different colours and have a detachable soviet badge on the front.