Issue of the saber to Army officers was discontinued and never restored. The Class C or Khaki uniform was for wear in tropical climates and field duty in hot weather. While it was effective in keeping feet protected from soaking and freezing ground, the shoepac lacked foot support and tended to wear quickly; it also resulted in incidents of foot injuries when a soldier wearing shoepacs on a march in freezing weather stopped to rest, allowing perspiration-soaked socks inside the boot to freeze.
Skip to main content. Army Fatigue Jackets Refine Results. Browse Related Browse Related. Also shop in Also shop in. I will do my best to reply asap. Small mark on placket last picture. Very rare and discontinued item.
Do not miss out last one! Imported Lying flat down approx. Great jacket shows use. I am unsure of the size - either a s or m. The pit to pit is 24", Length is 30, and sleeve length is Light signs of wear and age from washing and use, a few very small stains on the back see photos.
Designed by the U. Military to replace the M Field Jacket. Gap Army Green distressed Military Jacket. I do have four cats. This Jacket is a custom piece that was bought and made for a celebrity model shoot. The officer's rank insignia was worn on the right collar and the branch of service insignia e. To prevent targeting by snipers, a set of rank insignia were usually worn on the shoulder straps in combat.
Enlisted personnel wore disks with arm-of-service insignia on their right collar and branch of service on their left collar. They did not wear insignia on their collars in combat. Their rank stripes were worn on the upper sleeves of the shirt between the line of the shoulder and above the elbow. The Divisional patch was worn below the line of the shoulder and above the rank stripes on the left sleeve.
On the overseas cap, the officer's rank insignia or enlisted man's branch-of-service insignia disk was worn on the left side. Decorations and Badges were worn similar to the "Class A" uniform except only medal ribbons could be worn with Service Dress. The Class C or Khaki uniform was for wear in tropical climates and field duty in hot weather. It used light-weight cloth versions of the trousers and shirt nicknamed "Chinos" and was worn with a light Olive Drab OD3 tie.
The regulations are the same as those for the "Class B" Uniform. Decorations and badges were not usually worn with the "Class C" Uniform in the field but were worn in garrison. A khaki peaked cap and Class C dress tunic the Tropical Worsted , or "TW" uniform were adopted in for tropical wear. The "Class A" version khaki long-sleeve cotton shirt, necktie, gabardine wool dress jacket, gabardine wool trousers, and peaked cap was phased out by The "Class B" version khaki long-sleeve or short-sleeve cotton shirt, optional necktie, cotton trousers, and side-cap although lighter and technically cooler than the temperate uniform, required a lot of starch to remain crisp in the humid tropical air.
A smarter-looking and easier to maintain permanent-press version of the Khaki "Class B" uniform was used during the early s to the mid s. The Class D or blue denim uniform was for wear during fatigue duties. It was composed of a denim jacket and trousers and a broad-brimmed denim "Clamdigger" hat. Certain Pre-War items were discontinued due to economy measures.
The expensive and labor-intensive fur-felt Campaign hat was replaced with either the folding cloth "Overseas Cap" for wear in the field or the Peaked cap for dress or formal duty wear. The wool Class B or cotton Class C service shirts were only made with epaulets for officers in order to save material.
Brass buttons were replaced by plastic ones. The buttons on the dress tunic were changed from the branch of service insignia to a "GI" insignia the Army Eagle - except for Engineer officers, who still wore the Engineer "Castle" insignia on theirs.
In the Army Dress Blue uniform was discontinued as an austerity measure. It would not be restored until Issue of the saber to Army officers was discontinued and never restored.
In the M Sam Browne Belt was discontinued to save leather. The Class A dress jacket replaced its separate leather waistbelt with a cloth belt that was sewn-in at the back of the jacket's waist. The United States Army during the inter-war period followed the previous model of having a standard uniform that combined elements of both the Class A basic service uniform and Class B basic field uniform.
By combining the uniforms, it was thought that time and money could be saved. Included in the clothing system was an olive-drab OD wool garrison cap , olive-drab wool trousers, an olive-drab wool spread-collared shirt worn with a black tie, an olive-drab wool four button tunic, and russet brown Type I leather-soled or Type II rubber-soled service shoes. The basic Army field or combat uniform for temperate or cool climates consisted of the basic wool uniform, without tie, along with a field jacket or wool overcoat, leggings, helmet and web gear.
Marine Corps used its pre-war Sage Green shade and its web gear came in the pre-war "Mustard Tan" shade. In the European theater of operations ETO , the basic wool uniform saw the most use and had the greatest functionality, being able to keep the soldier warm in the winter with its insulation and relatively cool and breathable in Northern European summer weather.
However, the Olive Drab Cotton Field Jacket came in for considerable criticism; it was poorly insulated and the light cotton shell provided little protection from wind or rain. In addition, the OD3 coloring was deemed inappropriate for use in northern Europe, as it stood out against most backdrops, making soldiers more visible targets. The uniform consisted of a shirt, trousers, and initially a circular-brimmed "clamdigger" HBT utility hat. This was later followed by a billed cap that was based on a design used by railroad workers.
Initially it was meant to be worn over the basic wool uniform to provide protection, however it proved to be much better material than the primary uniform for hot weather and tropical climates. The HBTs, although initially meant for wear during fatigue duties, were very commonly used as combat clothing, especially in hot weather.
It was used as such in nearly all of the major theaters of combat that the US was involved in. The original M uniform came in a light sage green color that faded to a light green with repeated washing. They wore it with the back of the brim flipped up and the front of the brim pulled down and nicknamed it the " Daisy Mae Cap". The uniform was nicknamed "dungarees" after the denim fatigue uniform worn by the Navy and Marines. The uniform was designed as a layered system, meant to be worn over the wool shirt and trouser and in conjunction with a wool sweater and liners in colder weather.
The most recognizable part of the uniform is the standardized M Field Jacket. It was longer than the earlier Field Jacket, coming down to the upper thighs. It was made of windproof cotton sateen; most were issued in a new darker olive drab color OD7. The jacket also had a detachable hood, drawstring waist, two large angled breast pockets, and two lower skirt pockets. The trousers were made out of the same Olive Drab OD7 cotton sateen material and white cotton twill inner lining, and were equipped with both front and rear pockets.
They also had buttoned tabs at the waist in order to cinch the waist. For airborne troops, treated canvas cargo pockets were added to the trousers. In use, the M was very popular with the men in the field, being relatively comfortable and having large amounts of pocket space. While originally intended as a field or combat jacket, it was nearly always reserved for service or dress wear.
It closely resembled the short British Battle Dress jacket that inspired it. There were two versions.
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