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    Default Anyone able to make a SAS smock up from a bolt of cloth?

    Now the SASS company is no longer, is there anyone out there who either worked for the company or has the pattern to make a few up?
    Someone must still do them in the UK as I am sure not all production has gone to China.

    I have some fabric, and can, might, get some more, but its getting someone willing to make them up without blowing the bank. A full scale manufacturer isn't going to be interested knocking a few out. So really its got to be someone who has the skill, has the pattern, has the machinery and happy to do it for sensible money.

    These have always been my preferred coat for shooting and messing around in the woods. Just like the cut. I really fancy one in true Ventile, or even thicker Ventile. Plus a snow Camo one. I have quite a few in various DPM's MTP's and OG cotton.

    Thought I might ask if there is a home/shed machinist that would enjoy doing a few. Probably far too much work involved to be at commercial rates. So someone as a hobby, just game on???

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    Check out Twodogs products on this forum

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    Thanks for that.
    Trouble is the pattern is quite convoluted and probably needs a pattern.

    Its a long shot but maybe someones been doing them for years???? Or doing them now???

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    JayJays of Brecon make a smock of this type. Maybe they would consider having one made for you.

    I was in a shop today who had a whole batch of PCS smock copies (in various colours and camos) made a few years ago. They said 'never again' they have taken much longer to sell than anticipated, even the chinese factory that made them have said they are one of the slowest selling styles they have done.
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    For the price could you not hunt down an original? are you talking about the dpm smock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesquite View Post
    Check out Twodogs products on this forum
    +1 to that.

    Here's his wool version:

    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/sho...ighlight=Smock
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    Quote Originally Posted by snappingturtle View Post
    For the price could you not hunt down an original? are you talking about the dpm smock?
    I have some originals, 70's and 80's. I also have a ventile DPM one that came out of a black bin liner for £50, like all the best kit did in those days An OG one thats ok but not the finest gaberdine. Sourced a MTP cotton one the other week just because...
    Most of my service the issue combats were either heavy or later chinese crap, so we bought our own. Combat 95 saved the day, and saved us all a fortune. No idea what the MTP combats are like. The last batch of DPM smocks got even blacker and not very nice.

    Sadly, there are a whole lot of copies which just don't work, mainly in that the DPM is pants. The original remains the best. The Arctic with wire hood has too much hood. So yes I like the old stuff.

    Anyhow, I have some snow camo cloth and thought I'd try to have one for me and one for my son made up. For those sunny snow covered days... for the fun of it.
    I run hot so like a thin windproof when active.

    Will send Twodogs a shout shortly. He likes his wool which is less finicky than cotton; not sure if he would relish making in cotton?? Can but ask.

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    Cool muskett , Its just I know a guy with a shop and he's kind of dab at getting cool stuff....well all my cool stuff came from him

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    I had an SASS smock back in my TA days. I was lucky enough to do a snipers cadre, but our unit was reluctant to get us the snipers jackets, so I went to SASS and had one of thier smocks made to be more like the snipers jacket. A few friends had the SAS windproof smocks and I remember the SASS one being much heavier. For the life of me I can't remember what happened to that jacket.
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    Oh where oh where this side of the rainbow can I get alpenflage in ventile? It is just not going to happen is it?

    I have seen this company, I wonder if they could help, it seems they are willing to make custom garments. http://www.mountain-method.co.uk/

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    Fjällräven Grönland jacket?

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