The Army's first pattern utility shirt was standardized in 19581 and replaced the near identical utility jacket. It was made from olive green (OG-107) 8.5oz cotton sateen and boasted two patch pockets with straight cut flaps. The shirt also had an unusually low first button and no button cuffs.
Designed to be loose fitting, it was typically worn over a white T-shirt and was tucked into the utility trousers. Though the lighter and quicker drying Tropical Combat Uniform had been developed in 1962, three years prior to the introduction of U.S ground troops in Vietnam, the utility shirt and trousers were still worn by infantrymen early in the war.
1. Military Specification MIL-S-3001C. (17 October 1958)
Issue Date : 1960's
Color : OG-107 Olive Green
Material : Cotton
21' ARMPIT TO ARMPIT
19' SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
15' ARMPIT TO BOTTOM HEM
23' SLEEVE LENGTH
28' NECK TO BOTTOM
— VERY GOOD CONDITION
BUT PLEASE CHECK ALL PICTURES
— Please note the last front button and one front pocket's button are missing (see pic#6 and #7), and a tiny hole on the sleeve (see pic#8 with coin for scale).
The tag is unreadable so please check the measurements for the exact size.