The OG-107 utility uniform has stood the test of time during its long military career, as well as its second life as a classic piece of menswear. Named for the color (olive green 107) of the 8.5oz. carded cotton sateen that the uniform was made of, the utility uniform would end up being one of the longest-issued uniforms in the U.S. Military. The OG-107s first saw production in 1952 and were used by all branches of the US military to varying degrees before being phased out by 1981, making them the defining uniform of the Cold War and Vietnam War in the process.
Reproduced and reinvented by countless fashion brands over the years, we’re going to delve deeper and look at the development and purpose of these true ‘OGs’. We’re going to examine the design, implementation, and modification of the OG-107s in order to give you a better understanding as to why these need to be in your kit bag.