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Locally made boonie hats were procured by many of the CIA operatives and Special Forces outfits in South East Asia during the Vietnam war. During the early stages of the Vietnam War the US Government placed orders for camouflage uniforms with several South East Asian countries under the CISO and Mutual Defense Assistance Program (MDAP). Tiger Stripe was one such pattern, it quickly became available to US Advisors and personnel, the items varied in coloration and style with mis-matched sets being common.
Many of the Special Forces units including LRRPs and Rangers had boonie hats made by local tailors to specific patterns and requirements. Cigarette or field dressing pockets were often added to boonie hats.
Vintage washed for a faded and time worn effect
- Authentic Advisor Sparse Gold Tiger pattern and construction
- 100% cotton with Union Special construction
- Made in Hong Kong