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Tiger D
04-06-2008, 01:10 PM
I tried a Raid mod on an old DCU top I had laying around. I started and finished with the actual sewing this morning. From the front you'll see a "conservatively" slanted pocket on the left (I didn't put as much slant as I could have) and on the right, straight. I opted to try the Mandarin collar. It was a little tough using material from the same collar, but I think I got it now. Note, not all BDU collars have the same amount of material. Success will be dependent on amount of collar available. I have access to all common US camos, so making a Mandarin collar will be just as easy, or even easier, from scratch.
I did not put any Velcro on the pockets or for name tapes since I don't have it in the larger widths. It's not a problem to do though.
Feedback please.
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AustinWolv
04-06-2008, 02:38 PM
Good stuff, Tiger.

shakman
04-06-2008, 03:19 PM
Nicely done! I'm not sure about the aesthetics of the breast pockets (only one being slanted), but if that's what works for you, then run with it. This isn't a fashion contest, after all. Is it? :D

I think you'll find that having velcro on the shoulder pockets will be a good thing especially if you plan on attending some of the larger state-wide games where your "proof of admission" is having your event patch on your uniform.

Mir
04-06-2008, 03:54 PM
It looks nice!

Tiger D
04-06-2008, 04:04 PM
Thanks for the feeback. This was a sample only. The difference in front pockets was to see which style others and I like. I don't plan on making them that way. Being an engineer, I like everything symetric:) Now that I know I can do it, I'll go for mods on some of my stuff and whatever others order.

LaPHtA
04-06-2008, 09:23 PM
Dump the breast pockets all together if you run a plate carrier. Move them to your calves below any knee pads for extra storage easily accessed.

K-Pack
04-07-2008, 07:44 AM
I second what LaPHtA said. If they're under a plate carrier, they never get accessed. On that note, I took off the pockets on my pants for the same reason. They were in the way of my kneepads, and the extra layer of fabric made everything hotter.

Crown
04-07-2008, 10:07 AM
Tiger,

Great mod! I did this myself to my Woodland BDU top and added the large velcro to it as well in preparation for OP: NS3 this year.

Good Job!