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US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.

US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus

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The classic "Old Man's Shirt" as used by the US Army from World War 2 to the 2000s. These are of course newer production, manufactured mostly in the '80s or later.

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US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.
US 5-Button Sweater, OD Brown, Surplus.

The classic "Old Man's Shirt" as used by the US Army from World War 2 to the 2000s. These are of course newer production, manufactured mostly in the '80s or later.

The latest batch covers all the necessary sizes if you happen to be Medium.

Prior to WWII, soldiers were not equipped with clothes that left a lot of room for improvement. Experiences in the war pushed towards progress and many armed forces discovered layered clothing and one key component of the system: a knit sweater. The US M-1943 High-Neck Sweater was such a success that it remained in use for several decades, being changed only slightly in details such as button size or exact color shade. Speaking of which, these are called OD but appear brown.

These modern shirts are made of 100% Acrylic fibers. Good for allergic folks or if you want to avoid wool for other reasons. Acryl is a better alternative than wool-fanatics would have you believe. The shirt can be machine-washed with a wool cycle and tumble-dried at low heat.

Five buttons, snug fit especially on the hem and sleeve cuffs. The knit is thinner compared to British woolly pullies, for example. This allows a wider range of uses because the key to staying warm is flexibility of the clothing system and avoiding wearing too much.

Size info

Sizes in the standard US system followed by recommended user's chest circumference. We want to stress that these are form-fitting so if you're usually between sizes, consider the larger option.

The sleeve length is suitable for tall people if you leave the cuffs extended. For regular lengths, they are intended to be folded.

Genuine US surplus

Unissued, many of these are in factory plastics. Manufactured in the USA, these are high-quality pieces of clothing.

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01.05.2021 (Edited 01.05.2021)
The classic GI Joe sweater was also issued to the Canadian forces, as well as British units such as the Lovat Scouts, who were undergoing mountain warfare training in the Rocky Mountains before deploying to Italy in WWII. I bought mine (100% wool) in a US Army kit shop in Germany in the 1980s, and wore it on operations in Northern Ireland, and later on Desert Storm. I still use a later (acrylic) one in the mountains today, and there is no difference in warmth or wearability between the two. It's great for anyone who prefers lots of light layers - one can wear it over a string t-shirt and roll-neck shirt, and under a gilet and fleece. However, like all retro hipster skinny fit knitwear, it gives one the motivation to keep going to the gym or out into the nature - if you don't keep in shape it won't do you any favours.
Size wise: the medium can stretch to a 40" chest, but since I went up to 42" through lots of pull-ups and indoor rowing, had to replace with a large a few years ago.
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04.05.2021
This sweater is possibly only exceeded by a lightly modified USGI field jacket liner. It's great for warming up during breaks, it dries quickly, it packs easily. I've still got the first one I bought in the early 90s and it gets better every year.
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