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British DPM BDU Field Shirt
British DPM BDU Field Shirt
British DPM BDU Field Shirt

An icon in surplus-wear, this is the British DPM Field Shirt. Like the US Military's M85 Woodland camo, British DPM had a very long service history in many military organizations around the world, particularly in countries that were formerly British colonies.

DPM can be traced all the way back to the Denison smock used by British commandos in the 1940s. Early patterns continued to be used for some field uniforms until it was more widely adopted in 1968. Until 2016, DPM was the standard camo pattern used by the British Armed Forces, and is still used today in some countries.

The field shirt's mechanical design also has a long history with only minor changes being applied over its service, but the phrase "If it aint broke, don't fix it" certainly comes to mind. If that isn't "trad" we aren't sure what is.

Specs

  • 30/70% poly/cotton mix.
  • Two front 7.5" x 8" pockets. 
  • Button fly.
  • Collar button to pop collar for various practical and egotistical uses.
  • Cuff tightening buttons.
  • Strap on the front for attaching rank tab.
  • May feature Union Jack on shoulder or other unit patches.

Sizing

These field shirts are measured in cm using height and chest circumference. The sizing intervals are decently far apart, so you may want to round up or down depending on how you want the shirt to fit (tight like a shirt, or looser like a jacket).

Condition

A vast majority of these shirts are in good to great condition, but some may have issues if unit patches or name tapes were removed (i.e. leftover stitching from the patches, damaged or discolored cloth under where the patch used to be)

British DPM BDU Field Shirt

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 6 reviews
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An icon in surplus-wear, this is the British DPM Field Shirt. Like the US Military's M85 Woodland camo, British DPM had a very long service history in many military organizations around the world, particularly in countries that were formerly British colonies.

DPM can be traced all the way back to the Denison smock used by British commandos in the 1940s. Early patterns continued to be used for some field uniforms until it was more widely adopted in 1968. Until 2016, DPM was the standard camo pattern used by the British Armed Forces, and is still used today in some countries.

The field shirt's mechanical design also has a long history with only minor changes being applied over its service, but the phrase "If it aint broke, don't fix it" certainly comes to mind. If that isn't "trad" we aren't sure what is.

Specs

  • 30/70% poly/cotton mix.
  • Two front 7.5" x 8" pockets. 
  • Button fly.
  • Collar button to pop collar for various practical and egotistical uses.
  • Cuff tightening buttons.
  • Strap on the front for attaching rank tab.
  • May feature Union Jack on shoulder or other unit patches.

Sizing

These field shirts are measured in cm using height and chest circumference. The sizing intervals are decently far apart, so you may want to round up or down depending on how you want the shirt to fit (tight like a shirt, or looser like a jacket).

Condition

A vast majority of these shirts are in good to great condition, but some may have issues if unit patches or name tapes were removed (i.e. leftover stitching from the patches, damaged or discolored cloth under where the patch used to be)

average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 6 reviews
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Reviewed by Ivan Vasilievski I.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great, light weight yet durable

Great thing. Piece of fashion and of good field wear. The field shirt is a lost art these days and this is a good one.

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Reviewed by N F.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Above and beyond

Ordered this shirt for my son's birthday but when it arrived we noticed it was damaged on the sleeve. Emailed the KommandoStore and got amazing service. They helped resolve the issue and the bottom line is my son is stoked with his Field Shirt. Think you have a lifelong customer in him :)

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Reviewed by Thomas
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Not enough to blend into the British crowd

It's a good start but you'll just look like a LARPer unless you add some color to your teeth and develop a taste for ridiculous things like beans on toast.

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Reviewed by Egglis B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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'Ery Noice

Shirt's unbelievably comfy (as any good bdu shirt should be), durable, and stylish. What more could you ask for? Shirt I received was in beautiful condition, no rips, no tears, no sign of wear other than the name of whoever had the fortune of wearing the shirt new sharpied on the size tag. If you ever wanted a great shirt in British DPM you can't go wrong.

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Reviewed by Chubby C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Great Field Shirt, Great Camo

Love me some DPM, and this field shirt was no exception. The first one I ordered came a bit small, even though I followed the sizing chart. Thankfully, I have a tiny friend I can send it to, so it won't go to waste. The second one fit like a glove. Compared to the first one, it looked a bit worn and the colors were a bit faded, but nothing I didn't expect from surplus. Can't wait for it to get a little colder so I can wear it more!

And of course it has that great surplus smell.

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