The OG-107 Shirt was part of the regular field uniform of the American armed forces from 1952 to 1963. The first "Type I" model was issued to troops in 1952 and remained unchanged in shape and cut until production ceased in 1963. With slight modifications, the shirt remained in service until the early 1980s. The OG-107 proved itself in the field especially because of its ruggedness and comfortable fit.
Because of its suitability for everyday use and comfortable fit, the OG-107 is therefore an integral part of our collection. The O.G.-107 Shirts have a loose fit and are therefore and ideal in colder season with another shirt underneath.
For the summer of 2023, we have made the shirts from a special camoflage pattern called the Mitchell Pattern. This pattern was issued to the United States Marine Corps starting in 1953 in the form of tents and helmet covers.The use over time was not limited to the USMC. The Mitchell, which was also called the Leaf Pattern, has been just as popular with U.S. Special Forces units such as the 5th Special Forces. Since the original print and fabric was a reversible heavy canvas fabric for tents it proofed to be too heavy and uncomfortable for uniforms. Therefore small runs were printed for uniforms by private manufacturers. These were non-reversible and made of a lighter fabric. The non-standard pieces could then be purchased privately. For example, from small tailors in Okinawa, Japan.
For our Mitchell print, we used exactly such a privately sourced set from Japanese production of the 1960s.
More details that characterize our 1962 O.G.-107 Shirt Mitchell Green:
- 100% cotton
- Button Front
- Pre-washed, will not shrink
- Made in Turkey
Note for tops: