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My interest in uniquely tailored uniforms is probably out of control.

 

Here is an interesting M1947 pattern Utility Uniform that has been tailor made into a unique Ike jacket and trousers. This particular uniform started life as a regulation item of issue clothing until the soldier took it to his tailor.

 

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The "Jacket, Utility, Cotton" is of the 1947 pattern and was manufactured in 1951. It has been shortened and has had a waistband added. The sleeves have been tailored with button cuffs and pockets have been added to both sleeves. Sharp military creases have been sewn into both the jacket and the trousers. Here is a view of the back of this uniform.

 

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Here is a view of the Utility Jacket showing the left side and the sectioned sleeve pocket.

 

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This view is of the right side and the slightly different sleeve pocket.

 

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Closeup view of the front showing the collar and sewn-in creases. There was never any insignia on this uniform.

 

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Here is a view of the front of the Utility Trousers showing the patch pockets and the sewn-in creases.

 

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This view is of the side of the Utility Trousers showing the pockets, waist adjustment tabs, and the cut.

 

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Finally, a view of the back of the trousers showing the rear pockets and the sewn-in military crease.

 

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Does anyone have any similar tailored Utilities to show?

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This belonged to Maj Gen David Warren Gray when he commanded the 7th ID in Korea, about 1964. Note the sewn-in pleats and the direct embroidery. The sleeve cuffs now are button style like a dress shirt.

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Here is a close up of the insignia. The leader loops were added, as were the 7th ID DI's. I have a pic of him wearing a nearly identical shirt in Korea.

 

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I suspect that you are right that mine is probably Korean War vintage tailoring.

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Very good information. Post Korean War but Korean tailored it will be.

"You can't please everyone so you have got to please yourself." Ricky Nelson

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