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Camouflage of the World: Italian M1991 Mimetico Desert Pattern

Camouflage of the World: Italian M1991 Mimetico Desert Pattern



everybody this is Mike B welcome back to another episode of camouflage of the world haven't done one of these videos in a while but I kind of want to get back into the game because I've got some new acquisitions here and excited to share them and kind of give you a brief rundown on them so today we've got what looks like a desert woodland m83 or m84 pattern but it's actually the Italian model 2002 Combat Uniform this is the shirt you can see the tag right there it's the model 2002 but this was made on November 25th 2003 so this is kind of last uniform desert uniform they had until they went to the big atado in 2004-2005 but this the sexual pattern was developed in early 1991 when Italy decided that they needed to kind of keep up with the United States France Great Britain other countries that had a desert pattern as well as a woodland pattern of camouflage later you come up with their kind of version of the usme d4 we'll call it woodland pattern and then they decided to come up with this so you'll see you've got the Italian patch right there which is pretty cool you got the collar insignia for the army which is also really cool you got a name tape and an area for a ranked patch so on this one we've only got these little these little sleeve pockets right but on the inside there's actually two full size pockets on the interior and why they're not on the outside but they're definitely they're on the inside which I didn't notice until about right now if the sleeves rolled up on these because that's how I like to wear it in the summer when it's really hot these are 100% cotton and they're very comfortable uniforms kind of lightweight yet really durable they're a twill kind of material if you can see I'm going to close up right there it's a twill so it's heavy and it's lightweight enough to be comfortable in really hot environments now as far as the effectiveness of this camouflage in a desert environment I'm not too sure that these really dark patches right here would be so great in a desert environment but this color in this color and maybe a little bit more of a muted green would be really good so apparently they were the Italian troops that were sent to Somalia in nineteen eighty two or three were wearing this pattern and I don't know about Iraq or Afghanistan at the beginning of that if they're wearing this or they had the big atado by the time they actually got there but yes this was actually used in the in an actual environment that was not just peacetime and it's really interesting because this is a pretty unique desert pattern I've never seen anything quite like this and I actually like it it looks really cool to wear like as a civilian because it doesn't look like in a military camouflage pattern account looks like fashion flies I call it where it's like yeah it just looks different I really like that there was something somebody was wearing some celebrity was wearing something they looked very similar to this a while back and everybody liked it and stuff so this is what I recommend if you want to kind of keep up with the trends as far as wearing it for fashion but we're not gonna to talk about that stuff I do sell these in my store at Mike's military accom if they're out of stock when you check out the link or go see I'll probably get some more in I think there's a decent supply this one is size 54 which is actually about a u.s. 44-inch chest so it's about a large I can get large extra-large and 2x so big sizes it's pretty cool and you know if you wear a medium you know what I probably wear a large out in a hot environment cuz you're gonna want to have room for air to gun and get in the uniform and breathe kind of like the jungle fatigues in Vietnam the u.s. ones they're made to fit a little bit bigger so you get some airflow in there but yeah the patch is really cool via the ability patch and these are gonna be new old stock they still come in the original packaging and yeah I sell the pants and shirts separate but they do come in the original package so if you buy it to the same size you'll probably get them in the original package so yeah um that's really all I've got to say about this you guys can see this it's it's not a super common camouflage pattern believe it or not you really don't know why there's not more of this out there it's pretty cool um I suspect it would work fairly well in like a fall environment or a spring environment where you've got a bunch of like brown and just slightly green stuff like in a swamp or marsh or field or something gonna be pretty interesting again this was replaced in 2004 and they haven't used it since then I don't know if they sold it to other countries that are using it but it doesn't look like it so yeah hope you enjoyed this video if you haven't already hit the thumbs-up button on this video and subscribe to my channel make sure you click the bell too to get notifications if they'll send it to you might as well just click it anyway and then go ahead and 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