An original United States Marine Corps P41 Herringbone Twill fatigue jacket in good condition which dates from the Second World War.
This pattern of jacket was introduced for wear with a matching pair of trousers and is often referred to as 1941 pattern. It replaced the early blue denim working dress and saw service throughout WW2, being replaced by the P44 uniform towards the end of the conflict.
The jacket is made from the standard green coloured herringbone twill material used for many US Army workwear items during the Second World War. The jacket features three patch pockets to the front and the front buttons have been replaced with period rivet style buttons including some British examples which are marked 'Bulldog Brand'. Some of the cuff buttons have been removed and the cuff still fastens as it should. There is a faint name stenciled above the breast pocket.
Inside the shirt the original stamp is very faint but states the chest size as 42.
The jacket is a larger size which will fit someone of a 42" chest comfortably, depending on desired fit. When laid flat measures -
Chest - 24 1/2"
Inside arm - 19 1/2"
Outside arm - 22"
Shoulders - 22"
Length - 29 1/2"
The jacket is in good overall condition with some signs of wear and use. There are some rust marks and light staining but overall it presents well and is very wearable. There is also a very small hole to the centre of the back which is illustrated in picture 10. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A nice original USMC HBT jacket in a larger size!