Party suits were unofficial uniforms worn by flying and flight support personnel for social occasions throughout Thailand and South Vietnam. Based on the design of lightweight flying coveralls, they were typically created by local tailors in colorful fabric with patches and other embellishments.”
This olive green, polyester knit party suit was worn by Donald K. Hartley in Thailand during the Vietnam War. On the right is a diamond-shaped patch that reads “Pooying Palace” in English and Thai. In the middle of the patch is a bicycle embroidered in red and a double-P design in blue. On the left is an embroidered Wile E. Coyote.
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