For SS22, Maharishi reproduce a rare Tigerstripe camouflage variant dubbed 'Golden Tigerskins', originating in Vietnam during the 1960s.
The disruptive pattern became highly coveted after it was adopted by the U.S. Special Forces that were stationed in Vietnam as advisors to the ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam). The U.S. advisors used the services of local tailor shops to reproduce their uniforms in locally printed / designed camouflage patterns that were never officially made available by the U.S. military.
The printing inks used in Vietnam at the time lacked sophisticated fixing technology, and so the uniforms faded heavily when worn in the extreme sun. Maharishi offer reproductions of the original 'Mint' colourway, as well as the more commonly found sun-faded colourway.
Maharishi also offer 'Subdued Night Tigerstripe' an imagined Special Forces Black Ops stealth colourway, nodding to operatives who overdyed their uniforms black in order to hide in cover of darkness at night, and separate themselves from their army ranks as an elite force.