This is a vintage United States Army ERDL Leaf Pattern Camouflage combat coat, made from a tough and durable ripstop fabric, as well as featuring an eagle, globe and anchor and USMC stencil. Made in the USA circa late 1960s, Vietnam era.
The ERDL pattern, also known as the Leaf pattern is a camouflage pattern developed by the United States Army at its Engineer Research & Development Laboratories (ERDL) in 1948. It was not used until the Vietnam War, when it was issued to elite reconnaissance and special operations units beginning early 1967 and was used up until 1979.
Used and in good vintage condition with general signs of wear, discolouration and abrasion. The stitching around the top right corner of the lower internal label is coming away, still a great jacket with a cracking washed and worn look. Freshly laundered and ready for its new owner.
All our vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
COLOUR: Leaf Camouflage
SIZE: Medium Long with a 48in full external chest (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 100% Cotton Ripstop Shell
- Fly button front
- Button adjustable cuffs
- 2 chest flap entry button bellow pockets
- 2 lower flap entry button pockets
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 24in (61cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 24.5in (62cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 19in (48cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 32in (81cm)