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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 11/24/2003 8:47:03 PM EDT
Is there a brand to look for thats the real thing?

also it looks like most places stock XL XXL.

I am 5'10 165 what size would I be??

thanks for the help.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 8:53:39 PM EDT
IIRC "propper" is THE brand. I'm probably wrong though.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 9:01:55 PM EDT
I dunno if they've changed it or not, but one thing to look for is this peculiar horizontal fold at the front of BDU pants at the knees. Issue BDUs are the only ones I've seen that have this; it lets the legs bend without the pants leg riding up in front.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 9:12:00 PM EDT
Well, what you really want are the bootleg MARPAT uniforms.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 9:12:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2003 9:14:17 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 9:26:33 PM EDT
Like I said...I'm probably wrong (and I was). [:D)
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 9:28:10 PM EDT
Propper are great and US made. Also, Tru Spec are almost as good quality and a little cheaper but imported. Try [url]hdesert.com[/url] for great prices and service.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 10:26:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 6:31:18 AM EDT
so at the surplus store how can I tell the real from the fake?
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 6:32:52 AM EDT
I never have figured out sizing for BDUs. GunLvr
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:27:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:54:09 AM EDT
Aggh! That little fold at the knee for flexing sucks when you want a nice crease on a pressed set of BDU's. Not all USGI have it. Most didn't from what I saw. Try looking at the metal waist cinch. It should be black painted brass and the fly should have a storm door that buttons on the inside too. Helps keep the little trooper from escaping or getting cold.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 8:55:50 AM EDT
Oh, and you sound like a size regular/medium.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 3:16:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mk1iii: Oh, and you sound like a size regular/medium.
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weird, but sometimes its the hardest size to get.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 4:22:25 PM EDT
I remember hearing something about true mil-spec BDU's being treated with IR absorbent chemicals, and that the military shreds excess uniforms rather then let the civilian market have these treated BDU's.
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