The J. Peterman Fatigue Jacket
Absolute Ease and Freedom.
“The first requisite in the service uniform is absolute ease and freedom. Anything that binds the body, particularly the knees, hips and arms, and anything that confines the neck is all wrong.” — Theodore Roosevelt, in a 1901 letter to his friend Colonel William Cary Sanger, who was tasked with the study of Swiss and British reserve forces in Europe.
Nothing binding, nothing confining. A shirt that can stand up to jungles and deserts and mountain terrain but also feels comfortable to wear.
Left to the usual channels, these things require committees and subcommittees. Budget approvals and fabric testing. Even the buttons on military uniforms must be designed to perfection—there’s a stringent, 22-page specification system just for buttons.
The entire process can take anywhere from 18 months to six years.
Well, I have less patience.
The J. Peterman Fatigue Jacket (No. 6619). Flat-hem shirt jacket style with double-needle topstitching. Our version is painstakingly engineered for wind blocking with a 280-gsm cotton slub sateen shell. Can be tucked in or worn outside the trousers. Military-grade melamine buttons. Double patch pockets and pen pocket at chest (useful for marking your route). Stone enzyme wash for vintage look and feel. Imported.