TIGER TADPOLE SHORTS
Tigerstripe camouflage was mainly employed by Green Berets, Rangers, SEALs & Marine Reconnaissance soldiers during the Vietnam War. It served as operational clothing as well as an off-duty status symbol signifying the wearer had BTDT (Been There Done That). Post war the camouflage gained a cult following with the release of films like Apocalypse Now and being worn as a symbol of the counter culture by bands like The Clash and The Cult.
This particular variation of Tigerstripe is known to collectors as Tadpole. The Real McCoy's has done a great job of replicating this rare pattern down to the buttons and ink stamp in the interior.
- Made in Japan
- 100% Cotton
- Button fly
- Unwashed, will shrink some with washing
The Real McCoy’s was created by Mr. Hitoshi Tsujimoto, an esteemed vintage collector and dealer, as a way to recreate the classic pieces from his archive of American fashion from the 40s & 50s. Inspiration alone was not enough to produce the ultimate reproduction, it required the sensitive minds of detail-orientated craftsmen in Japan. Additionally, The Real McCoy's reproduce materials and parts using the same methods and machinery from the past. While they create the ultimate reproduction, they seek to make it even better than the original. The Real McCoy's brand is split into distinct sub brands, to give each a clear identity. The Real McCoy's refers to the Military reproductions from the US Navy, Army and Airforce. Joe McCoy includes American sportswear, denim and workwear.