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TSPTR Brushstroke pattern Boonie hat.
Reproduction 1950s British Military Brushstroke Pattern camouflage as used in Malayan conflict during the 1950s. Brushstroke camouflage is one of the earliest disruptive designs and is considered a foundation from which many other patterns sprung. It was the British Army, specifically a Major Mervyn Dennison of No3 Commando, who during WWII formulated the idea of using large mop like brushes to paint over a standard khaki coloured heavy cotton smock to create an effective camouflage. The concept was then used on smocks for issue to British Airborne paratroopers operating behind enemy lines. The term 'brushstroke' refers to the painted strokes which created large swathes of colour, usually thinner trails leading off where the strokes begun. The original British Airborne smocks were in fact hand painted using non colourfast dyes but in time the process of screen printing was implemented leading to much more efficient production of the textiles.
Many of the Special Forces units such as LRRPs and Rangers would have boonie hats made by local tailors to specific patterns. Most opted for what were known as 'stingy' brim hats meaning they had a much shorter brim than the usual issue hats.
Will comfortably fit sizes 58 to 59cm
Made in Japan
Windproof 100% cotton canvas made in Japan