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Dark Shade Army HBT Trouser
Dark Shade Army HBT Trouser

Price: $59.99

Product Code: USUTHBD

Dark Shade HBT Trouser Size*:

Description Sizing Information

Reproduction of the standard issue HBT (herringbone twill) trousers in the darker od#7 issued to all US Army troops (and some Marines) during WWII. These appeared in 1943 and were the most common combat/ fatigue trouser for the remainder of the War.

Our HBT's are patterned directly from originals, and have a full seat and thigh to provide freedom of movement in training and combat. These were never intended to be dress or parade uniforms.

Pattern Note: A year or two ago, I altered our pattern slightly and raised the cargo pockets. This is to make the trousers "D-day correct". In the original WWII design, the HBT trousers had the pockets positioned at or just below the waistband. This how they were made until the April 1944 contract, when the QMC changed the specs and lowered them several inches. Few if any of those trousers would have made it to Europe in time for June 6th. So, our trousers now have the higher D-day pockets. They've been this way since mid-2017. The photos (and the pants) are correct.

Sizing/ Shrinkage:
Our trouser waist sizes run about one size larger than marked, just like most modern pants (they lie about how thin you are.) Levi's, Docker's, J. Crew, LL Bean, 5.11's, etc are the same way.
So, what size do I wear?

1. If you wear a "size 34" in Gap jeans, Docker's, etc, etc, then our 34 will work. (They measure 35.5 -36 actual).
2. However, suit pants and original WWII trousers do NOT lie. If you wear a 34 in originals, or you tape measure 34 inches, then you can wear our 32.

WARNING! Like all cotton pants (or shirts) the inseam will shrink when washed! Our inseams are accurate, 34" when new. Final shrinkage is 1.5-2 inches on the inseams. Do not hem them until after you have washed them!

100% cotton.