The P-44 Shirt/Jacket was one of the latter iterations of the light weight combat uniforms issued from 1944, mainly seen in use across the Pacific field of conflict.
Made from a 8.2oz herring bone twill, or HBT was initially mean to be or over the standard issue uniform for protection against general wear while doing fatigue duties, it was quickly adopted as uniform of choice in hotter climates due to it's light weight, though extreme durability.
Buzz Rickson has faithfully reproduced the P-44 jacket down to every detail, the thick HBT fabric makes it perfect for laying, or as a light weight jacket, which is windproof. The two symmetrical slash chest pockets was initially designed to contact two personal floatation 'bladders' which were inflated for amphibious landing to help keep the soldier afloat, though,. were much more commonly used a large storage pockets, making this jacket incredibly practical.
Also featuring a 'gas' flap behind the button front, designed for protection against chemical weapons, it is today a very handy wind-flap.
This jacket is perfect for excursions where you want a lightweight jacket which can carry a lot, perfect for a long trek around town, or a trip to the beach.
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