Whilst the denim pullover style may be popular with the vintage crowd, you may be surprised to find out that it was not popular with soldiers. Almost since the basic pattern was first introduced in 1908, soldiers had complained about the fatigue jumper's awkward pullover design, and asked instead for a coat-style jacket with a full-button front. For an equal period of time (barring a brief moment in 1917) the Quartermaster Corps refused to accommodate them, perhaps because the pullover style was marginally less expensive to manufacture in an era when the QMC counted pennies on every contract. It was estimate that over half of the denim pullovers given to the CCC had been ripped down the front to make them into a jacket! In 1940 the army finally relented and issued the very short lived denim coverall. As the war got swept along it would soon be replaced by HBT and OD fatigues, so these are hard to find, and much sought after!
This is in amazing condition with really strong blue to the denim. There are a few great fades and marks here and there, but no holes or major issues. There is one professionally done repair to the inside of the pocket. All of the US Army stamped tin buttons are present and correct. It even still has a faded tag in the pocket.
- Tag is faded but fits modern small/medium
- Pit to pit 20"
- Shoulder to shoulder 17"
- Shoulder to cuff 23"
- Collar to hem 28"