The French Army Desert Shirt
The iconic and original beige Army shirt from the military surplus, worn by the French Army in the 50's-60's, the ideal wear for desert adventurers and great reporters.
- Shirt: 1947 model.
- Military surplus, never worn.
- Gender: unisex.
- Sleeve length: size M = 62cm / size L = 66cm.
For a long time now, clothing and accessories manufactured for the army have had a life outside the combat zone, adopted by the fashion industry and even worn by anti-war activists.
It is hard to not get seduced by and attached to their quality and clean cuts, designed for durability, performance and comfort. On top of that, they age beautifully.
deTOUJOURS offers a carefully chosen selection of military treasures, never worn, provided by military surpluses around the world.
The shirt is over 50 years old and may have some imperfections.
Cotton gabardine. Very hard wearing.
Machine washable at 40C.
MILITARY SURPLUS SIZE GUIDE
The codification used by NATO allows to standardize army clothing sizes. The interpretation is easy to understand and avoids any errors.
The code consists of 8 digits in the form XXXX /XXXX. The first series gives maxi and mini size and the second specifies the maxi and mini chest circumference.
• 7080/9404 corresponds to an outfit for a person measuring 1 m 70 to 1 m 80 with a chest circumference between 94 cm and 104 cm
• 8090/1424 matches an outfit for a person measuring 1 m 80 to 1 m 90 with a chest circumference between 114 cm and 124 cm
Correspondance parkas and jackets
French military clothing
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Certain classic outfits (type Algeria) have very specific sizes and vary depending on the model. You will find the equivalent to the sizes used in 1950/1960 with current military sizes below:
ITALIAN MILITARY CLOTHING
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This beige shirt still carries the scent of hot sand and adventure… Here you have the original and the iconic Army desert shirt, the 1947 model, worn by the French Army in the 50's-60's. Never worn and handpicked from the military surplus.
Just like the safari jacket, it is a great desert classic. In its French version, with tone-on-tone shoulder straps and gusseted front pockets, it has become a reference point.
Made in cotton gabardine, this shirt quickly seduced all the great reporters, archaeologists and adventurous globetrotters from all over the world, with Indiana Jones as the best-known example.