Military Denim Wear
Vintage denim made by WWII Impressions, Inc.


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This page was last updated:

February 26, 2014

 

Denim became government issue military clothing back in the early 20th century.  When denim became popularized by Levis, Lee, Wrangler, and others in the commercial market the military took note of the inherent value and quality of the rugged wear and decided to part take of this trend.  As was the case with the civilian clothing the military designed a plethora of jackets, shirts, pants, hats, bags, and other utilitarian clothing and accessories for its working personnel.  All of these government issued clothing items made names for themselves during their time and were affectionately sought after by military veterans and denim customers in US Government surplus stores and yard sales.  Many surplus stores sold used garments with the ominous abbreviation "PW" worn by foreign prisoners of war under U.S. authority.  Dungarees became the popular style worn by sailors in the Navy.  The Army called their styles Denim Work Uniforms for fatigue duty.  Many an Army potato peeler put his back into his work wearing his denim fatigues.  Today there is an enthusiast market for U.S. military denim wear that spans the globe with examples fetching several hundred dollars for a single item.  Purist collectors now seek specific styles and production flaws that were considered ancillary during their manufacture. 

WWII Impressions is proud to offer accurate to-the-stitch quality new made styles that will satisfy even the most discriminating of collectors.  We offer a variety of products as shown below.

WWII era Dungaree Navy/Coast Guard Denim:

 

Navy Blue Denims

The denim fatigue uniform was worn by most navy personnel while on board ship. Our navy blue denims are replicated authentically in American produced 12oz. indigo blue cotton denim. The shirt was reproduced using 100% cotton chambray in an authentic indigo blue color.  The pattern was based from an original shirt.  Shirt includes open-top pockets, cuff placket, and two piece collar.  We reproduced the roll collar jacket, sometimes called a jumper, and dungaree pants. The trousers are cut straight leg, not as a "bell-bottom". We also sell a current regulation Dixie-cup hat to complete this outfit.

Special note:  We have restocked the US Navy dungaree trousers in sizes 30 through 38 in the single leg piece pattern with the out seam omitted, as pictured below.  The legs are roomier than in previous production runs, though the waist sizing runs very snug.  Order up one size when in doubt and shrinkage room is needed.
 

 

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$85.00 jacket

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$85.00 pants

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$15.00 Dixie-cup hat.

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$96.00 Chambray Shirt.

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Black web belt with black frame open-face buckle and tip. Meant to go with all Navy pants. Cut to size. Price $15.00 new.

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WWII Era Army Work Uniform Denim:

Shirt, Work, Blue-Denim, M1937
Trousers, Work, Blue-Denim, M1937



Special Note: Denim texture may vary slightly between production runs or styles.
Coat, Work, Blue-Denim, M1940
Trousers, Work, Blue-Denim, M1940



Special Note: Denim texture may vary slightly between production runs or styles.

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