Tuesday, February 1, 2011
AKA 'Jacket, Combat, Winter'. Introduced in '41 and worn by soldiers throughout the Second World War, From Generals Eisenhower and Patton to PFC. Tank commanders to grunts. From Bastogne to San Pietro. Bill Mauldin's 'Stars and Stripes' cartoon GI protagonists Willie and Joe wore them. And Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle. Knit ribbed funnel collar, cuffs and waist. 12 oz. cotton twill Olive drab. Early 1942 jackets with patch pockets, later designed with slash pockets. Wool blanket-lining. Total classic.