This shirt is made in Japan by Warehouse & Co. Warehouse is known for making some of the best vintage replica garments in the world. Their attention to details when it comes to material and manufacturing techniques makes it hard to tell the difference if you compare a Warehouse garment with an actual vintage garment.
This jacket is Warehouse's version of the iconic M-43 HBT Twill jacket used by the USMC in the 40s. The garment is intended to be worn as an over-shirt and the fit along with the two large pockets was designed to be functional and to make it easy to carry your necessities in the pockets.
The fabric is a nice and sturdy cotton herringbone twill developed by Warehouse to be as close as the original vintage fabric as possible. It got it's name because the texture resembles the skeleton of a herring. This weaving technique is most commonly used in wool textiles and for more dressed up suits, but during the 40 and 50s it was also used in the military and and in workwear garments and that's were this jacket find it's inspiration. The cotton herringbone fabric was referred to as the "HBT twill". After some use and a few washes the character of the garment truly begins to show and the olive color pairs well with wardrobe classics such as sweatshirts, chambrays and faded jeans!
- Warehouse & Co USN Herringbone Utility Jacket - 100% Cotton herringbone twill fabric - Unwashed and will shrink slightly - Two large expandable front pocket - Pleates at the back to allow extra movement
- No outer branding
- Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.