As you all know, I love a good piece of camo, and there are very few pieces as iconic as the USMC P42 frogskin pants. This truly is the piece that carried the Marines' on their long march across the pacific. Developed and introduced early in the war, the P42 set was made from the newly introduced hbt camo, hard wearing cotton twill that was reversible allowing for use in different environments. These were built for war, an easy to produce simple garment, with only a single front and rear pocket on each side, and a press stud fastening fly. Unfortunately, the large pocket opening had a tendency to fill with sand when crawling up a beach, and so these didn't last too long in service before being replaced with OD hbts and P44s.
These are in excellent, almost unused condition. They are missing the reinforcement around the leg opening, so have been shortened at some point. There looks like a couple of marks from storage including a slight stain on one leg which blends very nicely into the camouflage, and two tiny holes that look likely to have come from a cutter tag staple.
- No tag or stamped size, fit like a 32 short - They're a touch short on me, and I'm 6'1. They have a very long rise, so suggest you measure the outside leg length.
- Waist 16"
- Inside leg 28"
- Outside leg 40"
- Leg opening 11'