It's a reproduction of the 1935 US Army dungaree. Due to the US Army the replacement of herringbone fabric pants before World War II, so this version was not widely used in World War II. In fact, the most used these pants are during the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
These jeans are part of the CCC fatigue uniform (an earlier version was a brownness twill fabric version issued by the US Army in 1919.). These jeans are combined with a fatigue jumper and a round brim hat(Daisy Mae Hat) to make up a set of fatigue uniforms. By 1942, with World War II raging and the draft in effect, the need for work relief declined, and Congress voted to close the program. The denim overalls were no longer used, they were gradually replaced by herringbone fabric overalls.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, with an executive order on April 5, 1933. The CCC was part of his New Deal legislation, combating high unemployment during the Great Depression by putting hundreds of thousands of young men to work on environmental conservation projects. Through the course of its nine years in operation, three million young men participated in the CCC, which provided them with shelter, clothing, and food, together with a wage of $30 (equivalent to $600 in 2020) per month ($25 of which had to be sent home to their families).
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Great pair of denim overalls. I use them all the time for my work as a landscape gardener. The denim is a little thinner than you might expect, more of a summer weight, but they still take a beating at work.
I added buttons so I could also wear them with braces.
I have been pulling together a CCC kit for living history demonstrations and events but I also wear my CCC clothes in my everyday life and travels. The fit for these jeans is comfortable. I like wearing them. I am a suspender wearer so I would like to get some matching buttons to sew on my jeans. It would be great if Bronson offered buttons for this and other of the CCC clothing.
Very comfortable and super baggy. The material is very light weight and the buttons are cheap and I worry and about them falling off. Otherwise they are a great unique looking pair of jeans.
Bought the full outfit
These wear amazing pants, just what I been looking for quality great and great price