Eastman Leather Clothing

P-53 Shirt - Frogskin HBT

$275 $475

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For over thirty years, Eastman Leather Clothing has been producing some of the best military and vintage repro in the western world. Our latest delivery primarily comes from Eastman's new "Combat Collection" - a set of stunningly reproduced and high quality vintage US military pieces, some very rare, custom made in Japan.

In the early days of the Vietnam war, camouflage garments were not yet being produced or issued to fighting forces by the US military, instead issuing soldiers the classic issue "greens". Special Forces units fighting in Vietnam recognized the need for clothing that provided better camouflaging qualities, so they would have "theatre-made" (aka locally produced) garments made from available camo-print fabrics to better suit their needs.

This shirt is a reproduction of an unofficial P-53 shirt, the predecessor to the P-56 shirt, which in turn was the predecessor of the OG-107 Utility Shirt, featuring all the standard details: two button-down chest pockets and a large interior breast pocket, a button closure, and a roomy fit through the body- same as the standard issue version. Mil spec. buttons give you a way to close both the shirt and the pockets.

The real star here is the fabric, a completely custom cotton herringbone twill (HBT) woven and dyed in Japan, and designed to match the original wartime military specifications. It's an incredibly accurate and very expensive fabric to produce, matching the original in weight and hand- it feels and drapes exactly like an original military garment would. This authenticity and quality extends to the print as well, a double-sided "warmer gold" tone Frogskin camouflage, one of the most sought after Frogskin colorways in the collectors market. Designed by Eastman Leather Clothing in England and manufactured in the John Lofgren workshops in Japan.

Runs small, particularly in the sleeves. Consult our size chart before ordering. Minimal shrinkage expected with a cold wash and a hang dry.

  • 100% cotton custom-made Mil spec. HBT
  • Mil spec. buttons
  • "Warmer gold" hue Frogskin camo print with reverse pattern on the inside
  • Based on an unofficial Special Forces P-53 shirt worn in Vietnam
  • Wash cold, hang dry
  • Fits small, size up
  • Designed in England
  • Made in Japan

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All measurements are in inches.

Model Gen wears a size 15 (Small)
Gen's sizing specs are:
6'1 and 180lbs
41" chest and 31" waist

Runs small, particularly in the sleeves - we recommend sizing based on sleeve length.

If you have longer arms - size up.

Minimal shrinkage expected with a cold wash and a hang dry.

Size Front Length Shoulder Chest Sleeve Length
38 26.25" 18.25" 43.5" 22.5"
40 27" 19" 44.5" 23"
42 27.75" 19.5" 47" 23.5"
44 28.5" 20.75" 48.5" 23.75"
46 29.5" 21.5" 50.25" 24"

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