Made of the classic HBT material, the monkey pants was developed and introduced toward the tail end of the pacific war. My research seems to suggest they saw limited use in Okinawa, but would be used extensively in Korea, and by the French in Indochine. The front on profile is similar in appearance to the classic US Army pants, but the defining feature is the pocket on the reverse, which was designed to carry a waterproof incase of rain, and as a pillow to sit on.
These are in used but good condition. They had a pretty stubborn rust stain that has caused some damage to the fabric, so I've removed as much of the stain as possible and made a couple of small repairs to the left leg where the damage was too extensive. They were also missing a button which I've replaced with a matching one.
- No size tag, fit a 33
- Waist 33"
- Inside leg 30"
- Overall length 41.5"