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Material

Pure wool blouses/tunics are older, and have a soft feel.

The poly/wool gabardine blouses/tunics are the newer issue. Lighter weight and not as soft.



Button Holed

Button holes shown without buttons from the front.

Button holes shown from the inside with buttons rings shown.



Chest Size:

Button the front, or keep it closed with a safety pin.

Stretch out the back to pull the seams where the side seams meet the armpit seam as far as they'll go without stretching.

Measure the distance, and multiply times two to get the chest size.



Length:

Measure from the lower part of the collar, along the back to the end of the hem of the tunic.

33" = Extra Long (XL)
32" = Long (L)
31" = Regular (R)
30" = Short (S)
29" = Extra Short (XS)



Rank Patches:

Are rank patches on the tunic or are there signs that they have been removed? Faded areas or holes from removed stitching?
PFC
LCPL
CPL
SGT
SSGT
GYSGT
MSGT
1STSGT
MGYSGT
SGTMAJ


Service Stripes

Are there service stripes on the sleeves or are there signs that they have been removed? Faded areas or holes from removed stitching?

Service stripes are placed towards the end of the sleeve, near the cuff.

Each stripe indicates four years.

Material

Pure wool trousers are older, and have a soft feel.

The poly/wool gabardine trousers are the newer issue. Lighter weight and not as soft.



Waist:

Fasten the front of the trousers.

Pull the waist area as far apart as possible without stretching. Measure one side, and multiply by two.



Inseam:

Lay out one leg, and pull the other to the side.

Measure from the crotch seam to the end of the pant leg.

X-Short (XS): up to 26.5"
Short (S): 26.5-29.5"
Regular (R): 29.5-32.5"
Long (L): 32.5-35.5"
X-Long (XL): 35-38.5"




Blood Stripe

Blood stripes are placed on the outside of each leg, and generally run from below the belt line over the edge of the pockets to the end of the leg.

Enlisted bloodstripes are 1.25" wide.

Officer bloodstripes are 1.5" wide.

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