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  "IKE" Jacket, Reproduction



 

Discontinued. This item will NOT be restocked.

Price: $99.99


Product Code: USUJIKE


USUJIKE Sizes*:
40R

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Description Sizing Information
 
Discontinued! These will NOT be restocked. The cost of making new ones exceeds the price people are willing to pay for them. In other words, we don't plan to ever stock Ike Jackets again. But if we do, they will NEVER be this cheap again.
So, will we ever have your size again? Doubt it.
If you do get more can I still get this great price? No. They'd be over $100.
When do you think you'll get more? Never.
 
Waist-length coat worn as a replacement for the Service Coat. Patterned from an original coat dated June 1944, our reproductions jackets feature OD wool shell, khaki twill lining, two pleated breast pockets, two internal pockets, spec labels, button down cuffs, snap tab at the waist and adjustment tabs on either side.

Reproduction Ike Jackets: Brand new Ike Jackets. Officially known as the M1944 Wool Field Jacket, these were originally designed as a field uniform to supplement the lightweight M41 Field Jacket. Patterned after the British Battledress blouse, these jackets were chosen by General Eisenhower (hence the name "Ike Jacket") in the Spring of 1944. Production began in May of that year. However, it was soon judged inferior to the M1943 Field Uniform at which point it was decided to use it to replace the Service Coat instead. Although most often considered a "walkout" or dress jacket, the Ike Jackets saw some field use as an improvised liner for the M1943 Field Jackets.

Exclusively an ATF product: These jackets were made specifically for us. They are not available nor related to any other repro Ike jackets sold by any other vendor. Any problems, flaws or idiosyncrasies associated with jackets sold elsewhere have no bearing on our uniforms.

Pattern: I have spent literally days and days tweaking the patterns for these. An original 44R was used as a base pattern, not a 36S. I have almost every size of original Ike jacket up 50L. We should have no problems with customers needing to compensate for skewed patterns, pockets in the armpits or tiny shoulders.

Sizing: Order your normal coat size. These are roomy enough to wear a tank top and wool shirt underneath.

Taper and the All-American Physique: I have also posted the waist sizes. If you have a prominent beer gut or are in your third trimester, you may need to "upsize" to cover your parts. These are not the most flattering jackets if you have a beach ball under your shirt. This is exactly like originals!

Wear: These are appropriate for all US Army personnel from late summer 1944 and later. Officially, a wool (flannel) shirt and necktie was to be worn underneath, but many troops chose to wear the more comfortable khaki cotton shirt instead. (I think that was officially permitted in 1949.)

No fabric samples: We do not manufacture these. They are imported. Thus, we have no scraps to send you. These are definitely the correct shade and cloth.

Insignia Sewing Available:
For more details and sewing rates go to the Insignia Sewingpage.

Officer Ikes?
Cancelled. Too expensive. Therefore, the answer is likely "never".

Almost forgot...
DRY CLEAN ONLY!



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