Portuguese Lizard camouflage was first developed in the mid-1950s. It was heavily influenced by the French Lizard pattern of the era. Unlike other commonly-known Lizard patterns such as the Greek version, Portuguese Lizard's shapes are oriented vertically.
This camouflage pattern served in combat during the Angolan War of Independence, which saw fighting between Portuguese troops and Angolan nationalists. Portuguese Lizard was used until the 1990s when it was replaced by a copy of US Woodland.
These shirts are in brand new, deadstock condition. They will likely be creased from long-term storage, but are otherwise in pristine condition. This pattern does not appear often on the US market and is especially rare in larger sizes.
The Short & Sweet:
- Genuine Portuguese military surplus
- Portuguese Vertical Lizard colorway
- Brand new, unissued condition
- Two button-up chest pockets
- Button-up front
- Button cuffs