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USMC P42 Camo Trousers, Closeout
USMC P42 Camo Trousers, Closeout


Price: $59.99

Product Code: USUTP42

USUTP42 Sizes*:


Snaps are Scovil brand
with zinc plated studs
and sockets just like
the WWII originals

Trousers in photos have
been washed and dried
3 times on "hot"
Same cut as
WWII trousers
Fully Reversible

Closeout, all sales final.
Discontinued due to a change in the conditions of our license from the Marine Corps.
These will not be restocked.

The P42 Camouflage Uniform was introduced in 1943 to replace the ill-conceived one piece camouflage coveralls. The P42 uniform is completely reversible from green to brown colors, and is made from herringbone twill cotton, and closed with press fasteners. The jacket and trousers each have two pockets on each side. Like the green Utility uniforms, P42's were only made in chest and waist sizes- there were no "longs" or "shorts". During the 1943 campaigns in Bougainville, New Georgia and Tarawa, the camouflage was found to be less effective than anticipated and it gradually fell out of favor and most Marines went back to wearing their green uniforms for the remainder of the War.

ATF P42's: Our uniforms were patterned directly from original garments and fabric samples. The camouflage pattern and colors are identical to the WWII, printed on 100% cotton "Army pattern" HBT fabric. (Note: The exact shade of the camouflage varied some in WWII- just like all other colors.) Our snaps are USA Made by Scovil Fastener. They do not break! The stud and socket are zinc plated, and they will gradually turn dull gray with use and exposure, just like originals.

Sizing: Choose your normal waist size- whatever you wear in your "everyday" pants.
(Shrinkage at the waist is basically zero.)

Inseams: All inseams are 36". Do not hem them until after they have been washed once because they are going to shrink about 1-1.5".

Washing: Our P42's are washer/ dryer safe, but we recommend cold wash/ hang dry for longest life and least fade. DO NOT USE BLEACH!

Altered and or washed uniforms are not returnable.