I have this weird obsession with old school camo. What used to be called ‘Duck Camo’ is now mainly featured in streetwear, except for Ball and Buck, who have their own version. I own just about everything they offer in that camo. It’s a throwback look, and the anti-new-fangled-technical camo. Sure, I get that new camo has it’s place, and the technical fabrics provide some comfort. I am drawn to the old school stuff. I really like it, as it has a style all it’s own.
Besides Ball and Buck, it’s really tough to find pieces in Duck Camo and similar variations. I am constantly looking for vintage camo on Ebay and Etsy. I’ve gotten lucky more times that I’d admit (I am really digging this Chamios Shirt I found…), but I came across these old Walls pants on Ebay the other day, and after a Paypal payment of $16, they were mine:
They description didn’t give many details, but I’d assume these were sitting in someone’s closet for the last ~25 years+. I vaguely remember Oshman’s, it was a sporting goods store that is now defunct. I really like the price, and the sale price.
They are 100% cotton in a medium weight, and have never seen the light of day. These will work perfectly in mid-season dove hunts or late-season quail hunts. They aren’t going to provide much warmth, but as a hunter in the Southeast, it’s nice to have some lighter weight options.
The second best part: the Ranger pockets:
The best part: they fit like a glove. No alterations needed.
Keep an eye out, readers. If you come across any old-school camo stuff like this, let me know.