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August 25, 2014
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New to our line of high quality US
Army uniforms is the Sweater, Highneck. This garment protected our
soldiers fighting both the enemy and the bitter cold of WWII in the snow
blanketed trenches of the Hurtgen Forrest German countryside and the frozen
tundra of the Korean War bitterly cold campaigns. It saw
widespread use throughout the U.S. Army in any theater that required a
snug fitting layering sweater. It appeared most
commonly worn underneath a field jacket, overcoat, or parka.
We proudly produce our sweaters in-house
with quality and authenticity in mind. We start with high quality 100% domestic
wool yarn custom dyed to the proper WWII era shade of O.D. Then we
assemble the garment using 100% cotton thread in the appropriate shade
of OD #3. All seams are serged and coverstitched with 100% wool
yarn in the covering thread. The body and sleeves are constructed
authentically with cardigan stitching with a narrow band of rack
stitching and edged with a wide band of ribbed stitching for a snug fit
around the waist and wrists. The collar and yoke area constructed
from a firm yet comfortable smooth jersey stitch which will keep your
neck area warm when the field jacket is kept slightly unbuttoned.
The main shoulder seam is reinforced with a durable cotton binding tape
for extra strength and to avoid the shoulder droop as seen on lesser
quality sweaters on the market. We use 5-each authentically styled solid cast brown four-hole buttons in the yoke to
adjust for comfort with locked fly-bar keyhole buttonholes for that
extra durability and all around GI look. Our sweaters average over
2 pounds of 100% wool yarn which offers a very substantial feel to them.
They are about one quarter pound heavier than our Asian competition.
As the saying goes, "It won't get by if
it ain't GI!" and our sweaters will satisfy those who yearn for that
uniquely GI look. Our patterns were thoroughly researched from
original dated specifications drafted by the United States Army
Quartermaster Corps. You can wear our sweaters outdoors in the bitter
cold yet keep them on in warmer indoors since the knitting allows your
body temperature to adjust according to your environment. You will
look snappy with our sweater wearing anything from a Jeep cap,
Herringbone Twill cap, garrison cap, or a helmet. The sizes we
produced include chest sizes of 36, 40, 44, and 48. Larger chest
sizes are not available at the present time. Our sweaters are cut
right from original patterns and hug the
body closely as they should, not too tight and not too loose. They
fit closely in the armpit. The
sweater pictured here is a size 40 on a chest 42 mannequin.
For a complete description of the WWII era U.S. Army soldier's basic uniform
and equipment click