Few can pull off that most legendary piece of vintage militaria: the so-called monkey pant. Based on the U.S. Marine Corp’s P-44 fatigues worn in the waning months of the Second World War, the monkey pant has what is probably the least flattering rear pocket situation ever created–but–it’s an iconic nonetheless.
If you’re feeling brave, or don’t mind seam-ripping off the ridiculous rear pocket (like most Marines did) then you’ll want to see Fullcount‘s take on the P-44. These 100% cotton fatigues fit large and loose just as they should, and the herringbone twill is cunningly sulfur-dyed so that the warp and weft are ever-so-slightly different (but still period-authentic) shades of olive drab.
The warp’s green hue is based on one used earlier in the war and the weft is a bit darker and was used later on in the war–just enough innovation to keep things interesting without trampling those authentic vintage military vibes.
These pants are not for the faint of heart, but we’re sure there are those amongst our readership who are up to the task. Plus, the pockets are big enough that you could probably roll up a pair of jeans and throw ’em in there in case any of your friends make fun of you.
Available for $328 at Blue in Green.