The OG-107 Pant 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 pants 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. Since in the field the O.G.-107 likes to be cut off, we also produce it in a short version.
For the summer of 2023, we have made the pants 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 but 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 uniform. 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 procured privately. For example, from small tailors in Okinawa, Japan.
For our Mitchell print, we used exactly such a privately sourced set from Japanese production in the 1960s.
More details that characterize our 1962 O.G.-107 Mitchell Green:
- 100% cotton
- Pre-washed, will not shrink
- Made in Turkey