If you remember back during SHOT show, and lord knows that seems like a decade ago now, I saw this short from OTTE gear and wanted one bad. I finally got mine.
It did not disappoint.
First I want to show you the detail easy to miss. Made into the tiger stripe pattern are references to the Vietnam war. The “flowers” are of course explosions. You can see the Hueys and scout choppers.
Until I got the shirt in my hand I didn’t notice the B-52 and F4 jets dropping bombs.
It’s not as yellow as the sun on it makes it seem in the picture. It is slightly tailored so I ordered it a size bigger than I needed to help with CCW. I could have ordered my normal size of medium and been fine though. If you wear medium, size M and L will fit you pretty good but get M if you like that more tailored look. The site has a size chart that will help you figure out which you want if you decide to get one. Shirt is top quality and I mean that. ’nuff said.
Bawidamann x OTTE Gear’s 2020 Collaboration: Aloha Now Tiger Stripe
Bawidamann spent over a year from concept to completion perfecting this pattern which commemorates the 40th Anniversary of Apocalyse Now. His journey took him to many places, real and imagined, including the archives of the Wright-Patterson AFB National Museum to locate an original ADS Tiger Stripe garment. Where he ended is with a sublime interpretation of Tiger Stripe that will be a definitive classic with hidden details from the Vietnam war – Hueys, F5s, B-52s, & River Boats.
- 100% Cotton, 2-ply 100s
- Made in Portugal
- Real coconut shell buttons attached with a reinforced stitching
- Shirts have been garment washed therefore shrinkage after home wash will not be significant
There was a mix up over shipping. OTTE was amazing with customer service over it though. I don’t think I have ever had a company do more to make sure things were right than OTTE did. Normally I wouldn’t even mention something like this but their handling of it was so impressive I was touched.