May 7th, 2021

DPM: ARVN / Purples

Produced within a series for the Maha Tailor Shop, DPM: ARVN – also known as ‘Purples’, ‘Bulletproofs’ or ‘Bloodcake’ – is a rare camouflage originally worn by paratroopers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in 1968, and then adopted by some of the U.S. Special Forces whilst they acted as advisors to the ARVN.

U.S. uniforms were re-made in the Vietnamese pattern in local factories or tailor shops – in part because this helped show some solidarity with the ARVN, and in part because of the popularity of the pattern itself during the 1960s.

The night colourway was released here for the first time, in reference to
the Special Forces custom of overdyeing their uniforms black, to allow
them to move like ninjas during night-time covert operations.

Offered alongside is the variant DPM: ARVN XL – a fantasy oversized
version of the grailed disruptive pattern.

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