The Army originally intended canvas clothing for soldiers doing fatigue duty, since canvas was easier to clean than wool clothing. However, the cloth was found to be so comfortable by enlisted men, that officer's soon started having enlisted blouses modified for their needs.
An unlined blouse with branch of service facing colors- Cavalry is shown at left. The cuff facings appear on the outer portion of the sleeve only. The officer's trim colored collar is standing in place of the Enlisted roll collar. Six large black imitation hard rubber buttons close the front. Two small brass Eagle buttons are used to keep the breast pockets closed. Seams on our coat are flat-felled.
All 1884 Canvas Fatigue Blouses are custom made for each order. Please allow 5-6 weeks for delivery. Because custom orders are not returnable, please visit our measurement page, and submit your measurements when you order.
Known for Quality Historical Men's Military Uniforms and Civilian Clothing Reproductions- Since 1975