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Summer M41 Jacket
Summer M41 Jacket


 
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During WWII, nearly every men's clothing company made uniforms for the troops with many offering their own, slightly modified versions of the service uniforms. These aftermarket M41's often had cotton lining or removable linings of varying weights. Our Summer M41's are representative of one of the many options a soldier with some extra pay could choose from. (I have also owned two original issue M41's that had tailor modified removable linings.)

For this run of Summer M41's (Summer 2019) I made one change from our previous versions; I changed the shell fabric from poplin to twill- the same cloth used on Tankers and Jump uniforms. The twill is slightly thicker, and was only made in olive drab no.3 as opposed to the greener no. 2 shade of the poplin. This gives the jackets a higher quality feel, and they are more of a golden tan (aka "khaki") shade, which is also historically correct for field jackets made from this cloth. (The Quartermaster permitted some jacket manufacturers to use twill during the War due to chronic shortages of the poplin.)

The Summer M41's are thus identical to our twill M1941 Field Jackets except that they are lined with cotton fabric instead of wool. Eliminating the wool lining cuts the price immensely, creates a cooler jacket for wear at warm weather events, is far less historically offensive than a polyester lining, and allows the jacket to be washed and dried in a machine. Externally, there is no way to distinguish these from our more expensive jackets.

Color: These are the same color as authentic WWII M41 field jackets- olive drab, shade number 3, which is an olive tan color. It is not beige or truly "khaki".

Why are the sleeves too long? For one, they are the same as originals- second, they will shrink about 2" when washed. Maybe that's why they made them longish in WWII...

Sizing: Order your normal jacket size.

Care: Although these are washer/ dryer safe, cold wash and hang dry is still the best option for longest life and least fading.

Shrinkage: Yes, we know these will shrink 1.5 - 2 inches in length. We added material to compensate. There is almost no shrinkage in diameter (chest/ waist measure).

Detergent: We use Arm and Hammer, Tide or Woolite.

Never use bleach!
Only meatheads use bleach on military uniforms and we know none of our customers are meatheads.

100% cotton

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