This is a vintage Czech Raindrop Camo Military Jacket made from 100% cotton with a button fastening front and an internal crossed swords print. The internal stamp dates this to 1986.
The needles and clouds pattern (also called raindrop camo) was originally a Polish design, the Czechoslovak communist army adopted it in 1963 and was worn by troops well into the 1980s.
Used and in good vintage condition with general signs of wear, abrasion and discolouration throughout. The back pocket is missing its button but this is not noticeable as it us under the flap. This jacket has a cracking washed and worn look with added darned repairs which gives it bags of character. Freshly laundered and ready for a new owner.
All our vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
SIZE: No size label and this fits like an XL (UK Sizing) with a 52in full external chest and the overall fit - but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 100% Cotton.
- Fly button front
- 2 lower button flap patch pockets
- 1 rear button flap patch pocket
- Chest patch detail
- Button adjustable cuffs
- Button up throat tab
- Shoulder epaulettes
- Crossed swords internal print
- Back neck hanger loop
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 26in (66cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 26.5in (67cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 20.5in (52cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 40in (101.5cm)