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USMC P41 Utility Trouser



 

Price: $59.99

Product Code: USUTP41


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Standard HBT combat and fatigue trouser worn by the US Marines and Navy Corpsman in WWII. These feature a button fly, dungaree buttons, belt loops, straight legs, hip and thigh pockets. These are officially licensed by the U.S. Marine Corps.


Sizing: Order your normal waist size! These are sized like all modern casual trousers (jeans, khakis, cargo pants etc.)


If you wear an odd size (33, 35, 37) then order the size bigger. Example: Wear a size 35? Then order a 36. (FYI: WWII P41's were only made in even sizes.)

Inseams: All inseams are 36" when new. Do not hem them until after they have been washed once!
Altered/ washed uniforms are non-returnable.

Shrinkage: Washing will shrink the waist about 1/2" and the inseams about 2".

Washing: NO BLEACH! Our P41's are washer/ dryer safe, but we recommend cold wash/ hang dry for longest life and least fade.
DO NOT USE BLEACH!

About P41 USMC Utilities
In November 1941, the U.S. Marine Corps introduced the sage green HBT (Herringbone Twill) utilities as a fatigue uniform to be worn on work and training duties. However, the Marines immediately took to wearing the comfortable and hard-wearing clothing as their main combat uniform. The early Pacific battles were fought wearing a mix of khakis, Army HBT uniforms and USMC utilities. By 1943, the USMC utilities were the signature uniform of the U.S. Marines. In late 1944, and fatigue cap was designed and the pattern of the utilities was modified, creating the P44 uniform. By summer 1945, both patterns were being worn concurrently.

ATF's reproduction USMC utilities are a near perfect recreation of the original. Our HBT cotton was woven using an unissued original sample to match the thread count and color. The cloth is additionally color fasted and UV protected to prevent rapid fading or turning strange and unpleasant colors due to washing or exposure to sunlight.

On a historical authenticity note:
Marines also used large quantities of Army HBT uniforms. From photos I have examined (of WWII, not reenactments), it appears the pants (the Army trousers have cargo pockets so they are easy to spot) and first pattern shirts were commonly "acquired" for Marine Corps use. The Army HBT cap was also worn, sometimes with a metal EGA attached to the front. This appears more prevalent in the earlier campaigns (Guadalcanal) and with the Raiders. We know reenactors think everything "matched" and everyone was
"cookie-cutter" perfectly uniformed, but that's bullshit.