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  M1941 Field Jacket

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Price: $124.99


Product Code: USUJM41


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The M1941 Field Jacket was introduced in 1940 and became the standard combat uniform for soldiers and Marines until the end of WWII. Based on recommendations from Maj. Gen. James Parsons, the jackets are hip length, loose fitting, and designed for freedom of movement. They are made from tightly woven, wind resistant, olive drab cotton poplin and lined with wool flannel cloth. Although comfortable and stylish, the M1941 was found to be lacking as a field jacket due to its relatively light weight and various design shortcomings. It was intended that it be replaced by the M1943 Field Jacket, but production delays and infighting between the Quartermaster and several commanders resulted in it serving until the end of the conflict.

For photos and information on Original Field Jackets Click Here.

ATF's M1941's: Most importantly, these particular reproduction M1941's are not available from any other company. We have spent several years developing and perfecting our field jackets. Ours cost more than those sold elsewhere, but there is a distinct difference in quality. Most reproductions are made from 5 oz. shirting poplin, and use cheap polyester knit for lining. Few are correctly patterned. By comparison, ATF's M1941's use custom woven 7 oz. 100% cotton poplin and our lining is the correct plain woven wool blend. (Ours is 65/35 wool poly. We were unable to get the 80/20 wool/cotton used on originals). We use genuine Talon brand zippers, and caramel colored buttons. All of our uniforms have realistic spec labels like originals. For the pattern, I have accumulated (hoarded) originals in every size from 34-46. The design and size grades have been checked and re-checked so that we have an accurate, authentic fit.

Color: These are the same color as the jackets worn in WWII. The official name in the Quartermaster Catalog (mine is dated August 1943) is "Jacket, Field, od"....those last two initials stand for "olive drab", not "khaki". Originals were made by the million and there is a wide range of shades among them. That said, realizing that customers are never wrong, we leaned as close to khaki in shade without being historically incorrect.

Care: Dry Clean Only! If you wash or dry these in a machine, the wool lining will pill up (get fuzzy), and shrink dramatically causing the jacket to pucker. You can hand wash them in cool water and hang dry them as well.

Imported

If we made these in the USA, the price would double- and we'd have to import the fabrics.
Features
  • - Patterns made from original samples
  • - Colors matched to original jackets
  • - Heavy cotton poplin shell
  • - Correct plain woven,wool blend lining
  • - Genuine, right opening Talon brand zipper
  • - Realistic spec labels
  • - Dry Clean Only!


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