The Army originally intended this fatigue clothing for Cavalry soldiers cleaning the stables, since the brown shade would not show stains as well as the wool clothing. However, the cloth was found to be so comfortable in warm weather, that it was issued to soldiers of all service branches for fatigue duty. This uniform was especially popular with soldiers serving in Cuba during the Spanish American War in 1898.
A nice reproduction using a Nutmeg colored cotton duck (canvas). Historians agree there were many shades of brown canvas used during this time frame, as again, color variation was experienced from dye lot to dye lot. Seams on our coat are flat-felled (double stitched for re-enforcement). Six large black imitation hard rubber buttons close the front.
The blouse has two exterior patch type breast pockets and is unlined.
Known for Quality Historical Men's Military Uniforms and Civilian Clothing Reproductions- Since 1975