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Dark Shade Army HBT Trouser
Dark Shade Army HBT Trouser

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Dark Shade HBT Trouser Size*:

Product Description Sizing Information

Reproduction of the standard issue HBT (herringbone twill) trousers in the darker od#7 issued to all US Army troops (and some Marines) during WWII. These appeared in 1943 and were the most common combat/ fatigue trouser for the remainder of the War.
Our HBT's are patterned directly from originals, and have a full seat and thigh to provide freedom of movement in training and combat. These were never intended to be dress or parade uniforms.

In the original WWII design, the HBT trousers had the pockets positioned at or just below the waistband. This how they were made until the April 1944 contract, when the QMC changed the specs and lowered them several inches. Few if any of those trousers would have made it to Europe in time for June 6th. So, our trousers have the higher D-day pockets.
For more information and photos of originals see the About HBT Uniforms page.

Fit: These are slightly looser fitting than BDU's.

Sizing: Our trouser waist sizes run 2-3 inches larger the marked size, just like nearly all other modern pants (they lie about how thin you are.) Levi's, Docker's, J. Crew, LL Bean, 5.11's, etc are the same way.

So, what size do I wear?

1. If one wears a "size 34" in Gap jeans, Docker's, etc, etc, then our size 34 will work.
2. However, suit pants, some work pants and original WWII trousers do NOT lie. If one wears a 34 in originals, or their waist tape measures 34 inches, then they can wear our 32.
Shrinkage warning: Like all cotton pants (or shirts) the inseam will shrink when washed. Our inseams are accurate, 34" when new. Final shrinkage is 1.5-2 inches on the inseams. Do not hem them until after they have been washed!

100% cotton.