1st pattern HBT jacket, used by the US Army, Air Corps, and some Marines. Our jackets feature all the details of the originals: pleated breast pockets, 13 star tack buttons, side adjustment tabs, spec labels, and button down cuffs etc, etc. These are oversized like the WWII Jackets. Originals were sized to, theoretically, fit over the wool uniform. Jackets will have a sleeve length of approximately 35". Shrinkage: Minimal. By that I mean about 1/2 inch. It's inconsequential.
These replaced the denim pre-War fatigues and were gradually replaced by the second pattern HBT's from mid-1943 onward. Nevertheless, these were used until the end of the War.
Material: 100% cotton herringbone twill in sage green. The color is a dead-on match to originals. Unlike our US made fabrics we used in the past, this material has never had any sort of colorfastness problems. Sad, but true. These uniforms are imported.
Washing instructions: We recommend cold wash (machine or hand) and hang dry for all cotton uniforms. These uniforms will survive washing in warm or hot water and machine drying, such actions will speed up fading and decrease the life of the garment(s).