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 Post subject: Re: BDU Comparisons
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Joe, I don't see the 1pat in that picture.


Me neither. :?


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 Post subject: Re: BDU Comparisons
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:49 pm 
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I'm one, timeslip is two and Joe is three

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Huh, based on the avatar picture I thought Joe was 2...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:21 pm 
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retrogarde wrote:
Huh, based on the avatar picture I thought Joe was 2...

Joe is 2. I got the numbers mixed up :o

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:36 am 
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Okay but who is wearing MAAs first pattern (1PAT) BDUs?


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 Post subject: Re: BDU Comparisons
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:09 pm 
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but which one is 'who' !!!! ??? ............................................... sorry just a quick nod to an old abbott and costello sketch






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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:45 pm 
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I agree with Magnus.
Horpat looks like new BDU's right off the shelf. The other's like been around the galaxy a few times (very weathered) even a bit sun bleached.


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 Post subject: Re: BDU Comparisons
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:45 am 
'Nuff said.
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Hello all. Again this is not to say which to buy just to provide info. I took these pics outside with no flash. I do have all the fabric at my house so I can do requests. Sorry since my computer took a crap I lost my PowerPoint so cannot circle or place arrows.

Here are my 3PATS with Spat's on top of it to show how the pattern lines up and Aaron's next to it showing the same section of pattern. The fabric was not ironed so forgive the wrinkles. The pattern scale is slightly smaller on Aaron's so it would not line up as well so I put it next to the other 2. The shapes of the camo is slightly different on all 3.
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Here is Spat's on top of Aaron's. I am doing the same as I did with my 3PATS. You can see the scale is different.
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Again I just want to stress this is not to say which is better just to show the differences. All 3 will be at DragonCon.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:52 am 
Wow, if we nitpick over minute of a difference...then we are a bunch of stitch nazis!!!


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 Post subject: Re: BDU Comparisons
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:07 am 
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No nitpicking. People asked so just showing. I know I have never said which one. I only have Aaron's and MAA's. Had access to Spat's material so just posting pics. Your choice.

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 Post subject: Re: BDU Comparisons
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:06 am 
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Guess that makes me a stitch nazi.

Different materais, different colours, different patterns.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:21 pm 
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Much kudos to those who have taken the time to submit BDU comparisons for the membership to look at (Past and present).

That being said;

For those of us that are in or will be in the market for a set of BDU's the only BDU's that are relevant are those from Spat and Aaron (Chefs may or may not happen). MAA's (good or bad are HISTORY). Fine for comparison only.

Everyone has their own opinion on what they are looking for in a BDU (Form, Fit And Function). Spat and Aaron have presented to us there interpretation of what they wanted in a BDU and for present/future buyers comparison shopping is a GREAT thing. Yes they have their differences (That what makes the world go round). So details like mat'l, construction and color/pattern are very important. [Side note: Aaron's latest offering are not pre-shrunk. That might make a difference when ordering a set (size) from him].

I currently have an order in with Aaron. As for me I like a new off the shelf look/feel (weathering will come in time). Not really keen on the mat'l. I would have preferred a mat'l similar to those currently used by our military. But one can't have everything.

I applaud the MAAs, Spats, Aarons and maybe soon to be Chefs of the world that are willing/courage to produce costumes for fans and also open themselves up to criticism (Good & Bad) for there effort.

If you are looking for the PERFECT costume, make it yourself. Otherwise deal with what's on the market.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Just wanted to say that having the ABILITY to choose which USCM pattern you want is a rarity, considering
how rare its been having access to ANY USCM BDUs for sale at all.

Beats using Safariflague and redying it to work!

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 Post subject: Re: BDU Comparisons
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:35 am 
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Russ Krook III wrote:
Beats using Safariflague and redying it to work!


Or pyjamas... :lol:


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My 2003 custom made BDUs... out of a flannel material I found that I "thought" looked close. :lol:


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Sold this in 2004 when I bought my 1PAT MAA's.


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 Post subject: Re: BDU Comparisons
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:56 am 
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PYJAMAS PEOPLE!


I'M WEARING PYJAMAS FOR BDUs ABOVE!!



PYJAMAS!!!



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 Post subject: Re: BDU Comparisons
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:25 am 
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Wow, ok just finished this great thread. I have an early MAA pat3 and wear the hell out of it. I wear the shirt/jacket in the fall all the time. Wash it a lot. Never had any difficulties. Very strong construction. As for the pants, don't wear them as much and never had a seam issues. Till last con. Popped a seam on the crotch. The great thing is I never noticed till then that it has 2 rows of thread. I only popped the one. So, all I can saw "WOW!" great work. Other pants would have ripped all the way thru. Now remember this is an early pat3 set. I do not know if he continued the same workmanship through out the run.
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 Post subject: Re: BDU Comparisons
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:19 am 
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PYJAMAS PEOPLE!

I'M WEARING PYJAMAS FOR BDUs ABOVE!!

PYJAMAS!!!


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I bet they were the most Comfortable BDU's on the planet.... Heck you could even sleep in em!

Maybe Chef will do a Flannelette run of fabric as well... Their is clearly a market for it. ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:31 am 
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This thread needs more flanellette.

Hell, everything needs more flanellette. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:31 pm 
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FLANNELETTE BDU's..........

It gives an all new meaning to "SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY".


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:34 pm 

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Not quite flannelette but it is feminine ... random find in a local Op Shop -

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Didn't look too closely at the time, but it looked to be some sort of hooded jacket.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:52 am 
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If I could afford it, if have a set of both because I am a complete tart when it comes to kit.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Or a camo onsie ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Adie1979 wrote:
Or a camo onsie ;)


There's always one that has to spoil it :D

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:12 pm 
Proceed on a 2-1-6...
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Kevin... Love the PJs!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:58 pm 
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I am just glad to have options. I am with Kevin. I spent so much time looking at different camo before buying safariflage. I later replaced with the MAA 3pat.
This is a good problem to have.

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