Following the success of the frogskin pattern in WW2, in the early 1950s the US military started to experiment with camouflage as a standard pattern for its uniforms. Not much is known about these early, and largely hand painted patterns, but the two that resulted were known as Vine Leaf or USMC Standard and Cloud or Mitchell Pattern. These two patterns would be printed onto reversible fabric, with one side designed for temperate climates, the other for dry climates. Today, they are collectively referred to as Mitchell Pattern.
There were never actually any Mitchell garments widely issued, only shelter halves and helmet covers, but the pattern did make it onto a few tailor made and commercially available items. This is one of the former, an extremely hard to pair of OG107 trousers - original trousers are much harder to find than shirts or jackets.
The absolute best thing about this garment, and very unusually, it's made not just of Mitchell shelter halves, looks like they've litterally cut apart the waistband and button placket from a pair of OG107 pants!
This has been well used, and looks all the better for it. They've got a few stains and marks here and there and a couple of small holes, but would you have this one any other way! They're an absolute vintage masterpiece and very wearable.
- No tags, but fits like a perfect 34
- Waist 34"
- Inside leg 30"
- Outside leg 41"