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Offline Tom E. Gunn

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"Up-cycling" WW2 gear
« on: March 16, 2017, 12:23:51 AM »
A friend of mine drew my attention to this. Not really repros as such, but I'm sure you'll see where I'm coming from here? Some will doubtless balk at what they would consider to be the "abuse" of original wartime canvas equipment. However, I think it's a pretty cool idea myself, especially if overall the gear is pretty much worn out anyway. Better to salvage part of it than to toss it away. What say you, gentlemen of the forum?

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Re: "Up-cycling" WW2 gear
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 03:29:11 AM »
i think it's an interesting idea,with potential, but probably a rather limited market. i will be watching though, as he may do the same thing for viet nam vintage stuff. my mac air fits in my map case, but there is no padding.
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Re: "Up-cycling" WW2 gear
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 05:07:34 AM »
Now that is quite a cool idea , very unique indeed. Now to be able to afford the Mac book !!!   ;D
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Re: "Up-cycling" WW2 gear
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 09:19:45 PM »
The vintage clothing buyers have been hitting military shows and collectors here the last 10 years or so.

They were buying old and worn canvas shelter halves, sea bags, duffle bags, mussette bags etc.Much of this was being funneled into the fashion market orcmade into new items.The duffles and mussette bags often were made into fashion purses or bags/man purses for hipsters.
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Re: "Up-cycling" WW2 gear
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 09:11:15 AM »
Seen a few Family Readiness Groups gather up a lot of old BDU's and they were cut up and made into book bags and purses as well..

It's a trendy thing, a great abundance of uniforms available at thrift shops and rag mills...

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