These are the herringbone twill uniforms that U.S. Marines wore in the Pacific campaigns of WWII from Guadalcanal through the flag raising atop Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima, all the way up to the Inchon landing during the Korean War. Our P1941 USMC Herringbone Twill Coats and Trousers are made from our own American made custom woven material, color-fast dye finish, and copper buttons. Our fabric is the MOST authentic fabric available because it is made custom to our specs. It is TOTALLY accurate in weave and weight. We finish the fabric using military spec highly UV resistant dyes color matched to the authentic WWII era shade of "sea-foam" marine olive drab. Our HBT is so authentic that even those associated with the national USMC museum cannot easily tell the difference between our fabric and original fabric. The color will last much longer with our more colorfast dye process. You will have no worries about our fabric turning white or some other color from washing or exposure to the sun. You can "Salt them up" as much as you like. In addition, our USMC buttons are made with an antique copper finish. Our uniforms don't look like costume grade pajamas that were hurriedly manufactured in a sweatshop with crude stitching and curvy lines. Better material, better dye, better buttons, and high quality old-world craftsmanship are continuing to make our utilities the best in the world.
Features on our excellent quality USMC P41 O.D. Green HBTs include:
The coat includes three double-stitched pockets and proudly features the Eagle Globe & Anchor on the breast pocket in the correct solid black image. Pocket sizes and dimensions are correctly proportionate. This logo is applied by silk screen, not an iron-on or rubber stamped image. Our trousers feature double-stitched patch rear pockets and hidden-style front pockets, and the waist band is hidden on the inside of the trousers. This version of trousers omits the watch pocket. Our fatigues even include our own reproduction U.S. marine stamped buttons made from copper in an antique copper finish on both the button and tack. Top off the set with a camouflage helmet cover, Khaki "piss-cutter" garrison cap, or P44 herringbone twill cap.
Our helmet covers are made either with or without foliage slits. We follow original Marine Corps specs to install foliage slits authentically. Please specify whether or not you prefer your helmet cover with or without foliage slits. Some historians claim that the foliage slits are a feature unique to earlier manufactured helmet covers, and the slits are typical of later dated helmet covers. It is difficult to confirm this simply because the original specs used to manufacture the helmet covers are dated 1942 and include a section to install foliage slits. Therefore is it possible to assume both covers with slits and without slits were used since from the beginning.
P1944 Green Utility Covers are made from cotton Herringbone Twill and features the Eagle Globe and Anchor. The visor is lined with rigid heavy cotton duck material. A very high quality piece of headgear. We authentically duplicate original utility covers for materials, construction, and craftsmanship. One example of this is the bill, or visor. Ours are made from authentic materials which render the bill rigid yet flexible. Also, we duplicated the original Eagle, Globe, and Anchor for a very authentic look. Our P44 HBT caps were produced in various production runs and colors may NOT match Coats and Trousers.
Camouflage Helmet cover.
USMC Khaki Web trouser belt
Khaki "Piss-Cutter" Garrison
P44 Herringbone Twill Cap (Utility cover)
For a very informative independent customer review of our USMC P41 Green Utilities click here.
For footwear items that complete this uniform please check this page.
For field equipment items that go with this uniform please check this page.
Please check the care page for instructions on how to care for this garment.
Swatches? Just ask us!
We would be happy to send out swatches (2"+/- square pieces
of fabric) to anyone who wishes to inspect the quality of our materials.
Please send us a self addressed and stamped envelope to the above address and we
would be happy to supply a swatch of any fabric we use in our garments.
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