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U.S. Army Uniforms of World War One
to print a chart indicating the French Army rank insignias of World War One.
|Replacing American Combat Uniforms (The Official Record, 1922)|
The World War I American uniform data attached herein answers the question as to how often Doughboy uniforms would wear out and need replacing. This information was all transcribed by U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps and published in a book titled THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE WORLD WAR (1922).
Over-Seas Chevrons are Introduced (Stars and Stripes, 1918)
The Well-Born Officer (Vanity Fair, 1918)
For it's October issue, the editors of VANITY FAIR magazine stepped up to the plate and did their bit with this splendid review of all the finest uniform apparel that New York City offered it's "silk stocking" officers. The article is nicely illustrated with photographs of a double-breasted mackinaw coat, two officer blouses (one of a wool-silk blend), a classic silk knit service tie as well as a very fine trench boot.
The Shirt (Sears and Roebuck, 1918)
This illustration depicts the U.S. Army olive drab flannel pull-over shirt that was first issued to U.S. enlisted men in 1912. This pull-over shirt was was produced for the Army up until 1934, when the full button-front shirt was issued.
Christmas Shopping for the Doughboys (Vogue, 1918)
These three pages were from the last of the two wartime Christmas issues American Vogue had managed to produce prior to the Armistice. Featured are some fashionable accessory items sold on New York's Fifth Avenue that the Conde Nast editors deemed suitable for industrial warfare.
Click here to read about the Sam Brown Belt.
Brooks Brothers Goes to War (Advertisement, 1917)
During America's short and costly participation in the war, the prominent American clothing establishment, Brooks Brothers, did swift business making custom uniforms for both the Army and Navy.
As the following attachment will show, they also offered forty other items that were of use to both the officers as well as the ranks.
Click here to see a Vanity Fair editorial about Christmas gifts for Doughboys.
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