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Type M-42 Paratrooper Field Jacket

Size Guide
How to measure

1. Shoulder

Think of a line going from your armpit straight upwards to your shoulder. Measure between those two points and hold the tape measure straight.

2. Chest

The chest measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your chest at the widest point. Stand in a relaxed posture and breathe out.

3. Sleeve

The sleeve length measurement is taken from the point of your shoulder (where you took the shoulder width measurement), following your bent arm down to where you want the sleeve to end. Bend your arm slightly when taking this measurement. This measurement is the full length of the arm.

4. Length

The tops length measurement is taken from the top of the shoulder, close to the mid side of your neck, following your body down to the point where you want your tops to end.

1. Length

With the pants/trousers buttoned up, spread the pants/trousers on a table, floor or any other flat surface, with outseams on both corners. After removing all wrinkles and any fullness, measure the length from the top of the waistband.

2. Waist

The waist measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your waist just above your belly button. Stand in a relaxed posture and breathe out.

3. Thigh

Starting at the crotch seam and ending 1–2 inches below the hip area.

4. Leg Opening

Spread the pants/trousers on a flat surface e.g. table or floor. After removing any fullness or wrinkles, start measurement beginning from one side of the leg opening to the other side of leg opening.

5. Seat

The seat measurements Just take a circumference measurement around your seat at the widest part and you're good to go.

6. Front Rise

With the pants/trousers buttoned up, spread the pants/trousers on the floor or table; next remove all wrinkles, and measure this region by starting from crotch seam spot to the spot of the waistband.

7. Inseam

The inseam is measured from the crotch along the inner side of the leg straight down to the floor. Stand upright, do not bend the leg, and ask someone to help you take the measurement.
How to measure

1. Shoulder

Think of a line going from your armpit straight upwards to your shoulder. Measure between those two points and hold the tape measure straight.

2. Chest

The chest measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your chest at the widest point. Stand in a relaxed posture and breathe out.

3. Sleeve

The sleeve length measurement is taken from the point of your shoulder (where you took the shoulder width measurement), following your bent arm down to where you want the sleeve to end. Bend your arm slightly when taking this measurement. This measurement is the full length of the arm.

4. Length

The tops length measurement is taken from the top of the shoulder, close to the mid side of your neck, following your body down to the point where you want your tops to end.

1. Length

With the pants/trousers buttoned up, spread the pants/trousers on a table, floor or any other flat surface, with outseams on both corners. After removing all wrinkles and any fullness, measure the length from the top of the waistband.

2. Waist

The waist measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your waist just above your belly button. Stand in a relaxed posture and breathe out.

3. Thigh

Starting at the crotch seam and ending 1–2 inches below the hip area.

4. Leg Opening

Spread the pants/trousers on a flat surface e.g. table or floor. After removing any fullness or wrinkles, start measurement beginning from one side of the leg opening to the other side of leg opening.

5. Seat

The seat measurements Just take a circumference measurement around your seat at the widest part and you're good to go.

6. Front Rise

With the pants/trousers buttoned up, spread the pants/trousers on the floor or table; next remove all wrinkles, and measure this region by starting from crotch seam spot to the spot of the waistband.

7. Inseam

The inseam is measured from the crotch along the inner side of the leg straight down to the floor. Stand upright, do not bend the leg, and ask someone to help you take the measurement.

DESCRIPTION
**THE M-42 FIELD JACKET FITS ONE SIZE SMALLER THAN THE TAGGED SIZE, PLEASE REFER TO OUR SIZEGUIDE FOR THE BEST FIT.**

The M42 color was Olive Drab #3. The coat consisted of four front patch pockets with two button snaps on each, along with a unique dual-zippered knife pocket located on the upper lapel which was designed to contain a switchblade pocketknife.

The M42 was mostly worn by Paratroops assigned to Airborne units. The M42 was eventually phased out in favor of the new M1943 Uniform which was a darker green, OD #7. Despite this, various individuals chose to keep their M42s in order to show their veteran status.

  1. Materials: 11.5 oz Cotton Drill
  2. Equipped with a waistband
  3. Talon zipper
  4. Military marks, Contract NO., Military code NO., and Stock NO., as the original version
  5. Color: Khaki Olive
SIZE & FIT
Model 1 is 5' 8”, weighs 158 lbs and wears a 40/L

Size Shoulder Chest
IN CM IN CM
36/S 18.5  47 41.3  105
38/M 19.1  48.5 43.3  110
40/L 19.7  50 45.3  115
42/XL 20.3  51.5 47.2  120
44/XXL 20.9  53 48.8  124

Size Sleeve Length
IN CM IN CM
36/S 23.2  59 27.8  70.5
38/M 24.0  61 28.3  72
40/L 24.4  62 28.9  73.5
42/XL 24.8  63 29.5  75
44/XXL 25.2  64 30.1  76.5

Size Fit Height Fit Weight
FT CM LB KG
36/S 5'5"-5'8" 169-178 121-143 55-65
38/M 5'5"-5'9" 170-180 143-165 65-75
40/L 5'7"-5'9" 174-182 154-176 70-80
42/XL 5'8"-6'1" 178-185 172-194 78-88
44/XXL 5'9"-6'1" 180-187 187-209 85-95
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