This is an Olive Green 108 Wool Shirt that was used in the US Army from 1951 to the 1970?s. The shirt is made of a wool and nylon blend and were intended for wear under the 1951 pattern cold weather outer layers that were made of cotton. Due to the tops overall military look and appearance they were authorized at commander level for wear as a standard winter uniform fairly commonly. The top has a button front and collar with buttoned cuffs as well. The front has two chest pockets, with he left having a slot for pens. These are great tops for winter, either as a layer or for standalone wear!
Due to the tops being primarily made of wool some shrinkage from cleaning and washing can be expected on Used tops. Tops are in good condition for unshrink treatments to be used.
- 1951 Wool OG 108 Field Uniforms – During the Korean War the US Army developed the OG 108 wool/nylon field uniform to replace the previous versions of the cold weather wool uniform, though it would not see wide spread use till after the war. This new uniform was not intended as a stand alone uniform but due to its overall appearance some commanders authorized it as a winter uniform. The uniform was not built for field use as an outer layer as the wool material would not keep its insulating features when overly dirty or stretched out. Intended use was as a layer under the M1951 trouser shells and jacket.
- Clothing Button Closure – Has buttons for the closure.
- Chest Pockets – Has pockets on the front of the chest.
- Various Government Contractors – This item is manufactured for the US government by various contractors.
Country of Manufacture: USA – This product is manufactured in the USA.
Issue Type: USGI – These are genuine US government issued items made to military specification (mil-spec).