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  1. The fabric chosen for the service coat, and for that matter the 1944 Ike jackets is so baffling, even knowing that. They seem so thin and liable to damage, compared to other wool uniforms of the era which seem heavier and more resilient to the conditions of the field.
  2. Thank you, thats a very nice photo. While it does seem silly to wear a tight coat and tie, especially compared to the later developments like the m43 system, I guess its not a far cry from the WW1 era high collar jacket, or the tunics of many other nations.
  3. I've often read that in the interwar period, the Olive Drab Wool Service Coat, what we may think of as the 4 pocket Class A uniform, was supposed to serve as both a dress and field uniform. However, given that these philosophies are very opposed, and that warfare was changing, development started on the more modern M41 as a field garment to replace it. My question is, are there every any photos of the Service Coat even being used in a field context, say during a training exercise or anything? I don't think I've ever seen any actual evidence of this other than sources saying it in r
  4. I recently obtained some modified MARPAT utilities that have velcro modifications done to them, which confuse me as Marines don't really wear insignia the way the Army does, and I've never run into modified Marine uniforms like I had BDU RAID mods. They weren't advertised in any special way, being sold as generic MARPAT uniforms with no acknowledgement of the velcro modifications. The seller told me he lives near a base and just buys surplus to resell. The first uniform has velcro added to both shoulder pockets and nametape area, and came with 2 nametapes hidden inside
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