As with most other garments made for the U.S. Army during the Civil War, the government needed to purchase hundreds of thousands of blouses from private contractors in addition to those made by the U.S. Army arsenal and military depots. Along with shirts and trousers, fatigue blouses were among the most frequently purchased of these items, with unlined blouses numbering into the hundreds of thousands produced during the war.
Our Unlined Contract Blouse is constructed primarily by machine, but all the seams are felled by hand. This coat is made from the same indigo wool flannel as our other blouses, and features a kidney-shaped pocket.
To ensure a proper fit, we request that you get accurate measurements using a tape measure or the strip of cloth and yardstick method detail on the FAQ page. Without an accurate measurement, we cannot ensure that your garment will fit they way it is intended to.
If you are taller than 5'9", please let us know that you will need a longer length jacket.
For sizes larger than 48, there is an additional $10 added to the item.