In response to combat needs, the U.S. Army Engineering Department began to develop camouflage clothing in 1940, designed by California civilian horticulturist Norvell Gillespie (Norvell Gillespie), one side of the five-color green system for jungle environment, the other side of the three-color tan system for desert environment. This pattern was applied to Herringbone Twill fabrics for printing and dyeing and for making combat suits. At this point, camouflage patterns began to be applied to American military clothing, and were also widely used in outdoor hunting and other clothing after the war, and inspired many designers to re-create and then influence the fashion world.
In early 1943, the Army produced a small number of split two-piece Herringbone (HBT) duck hunting camouflage uniforms, based on the M-1942 HBT work uniform, with standardized pants of simple design for ease of production, with a storage pocket on each thigh and adjustable drawstrings at the legs.
Our design is based on the historical data and envisioned a "modified version of the frog skin camouflage pants", equipped for armored units in the Eastern Theater of Operations, adjusted to the framework of the M-43 camouflage pants, with the addition of practical side pockets, storage pockets on the front side, and a kangaroo pocket on the hips for easy access to the goods. High rise, loose silhouette for substantial movement, and round holes in the legs of the pants for string or wire, and for drying after washing.
The combat suit has to meet the functional requirements, including the function of storage and easy access to items. Our alterations everywhere are designed to be well thought out and make practical sense, with no unnecessary and pointless designs.
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