Issued British DPM Pattern 94 Smock

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These smocks have a roomy fit. If you're in between sizes we recommend ordering a size smaller than usual.

The DPM Pattern 94 was a short-lived smock pattern used only for a few years before being replaced by the Soldier 95 uniform. These are made of a mid-weight cotton blend and use a different style of button, but otherwise have all the same features as the later Soldier 95 smock.

Its design allows you to carry anything you may need within its spacious pockets. In total the Pattern 94 smock boasts six front pockets: Four large button-up pockets and two zip-up pockets on the front. Some will also have one pocket on the arm, but not all.

The Pattern 94 smock also features velcro adjustable cuffs for maximum insulation in cold weather. Its front closure is both button-up and zip-up, with drawstrings at the waist and hem for the best fit possible.

Disruptive Pattern Material & Its History

This classic British camouflage pattern traces its origins back to the Paratrooper Regiment's Denison smocks of WWII. This camouflage was used only by special units at first. As time wore on it became clear that standard issue camouflage uniforms for the average soldier were the future.

The British Ministry of Defence began developing a camouflage pattern that would become general issue for all British soldiers in the early 1960s. That pattern was the now iconic Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM), which was first issued on a small scale in 1963.

By 1966 it was adopted for general use by the British armed forces in the form of the Pattern 60 DPM uniform. In doing this the British army became the first military to adopt a camouflage pattern for use by all of their troops.

Several versions of the DPM uniform would be produced between its initial adoption and replacement by the Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP). The first iteration was the Pattern 60, a short-lived camouflage uniform based on the khaki Pattern 60 uniform cut.

The second and perhaps most famous DPM uniform is known as Pattern 68. It was this uniform that was worn during the Falkland Islands War. This uniform was very well-liked by British servicemen and many of them were worn out by everyday use, making them a desirable collector's piece.

Then came the Pattern 84, first fielded in 1985. This uniform was influenced by lessons learned during the Falkland Islands campaign of 1982. The P84 served for ten years before being replaced by the very briefly used Pattern 94.

Pattern 94 DPM uniforms were only produced for a short time, serving for less than two years before being replaced by the final iteration of DPM uniform: Soldier 95. 

The S95 uniform was the first DPM uniform to be produced using ripstop fabric. It was also the last DPM uniform adopted by the UK's armed forces before their adoption of a Multicam/DPM blend called Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP).

The Short & Sweet:

  • Genuine British army surplus
  • DPM colorway
  • Issued; Good condition
  • Four front button-up pockets
  • Two front zip-up pockets
  • Velcro-adjustable cuffs
  • Drawstrings at waist and hem

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