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Garment Study | AT Field Pant

When we created the AT Field Pant, we set out to elevate one of the most popular pant styles for both the outdoors and everyday wear - the OG-107.

The AT Field Pant is Western Rise’s take one of the U.S. Army’s most prolific pieces of military kit: the OG-107 fatigue trouser.  The OG (Olive Green) 107 utility uniform was introduced in 1952 as part of an overhaul of the Army’s uniforms and stayed through 1981, being the defining uniform of the Cold War and Vietnam. The design of the OG-107 was incredibly simple and remained almost entirely unchanged during its tenure.  The design included two large front patch pockets, two rear patch pockets, an integrated waistband, button closure, and size adjustment tabs.

 

 

As is the case with many military styles, the OG-107 fatigue pant quickly became popular after the war. A large number of veterans from the Vietnam war and a thriving Army surplus market quickly made the OG-107 fatigue pants a popular style with civilians. With a growing interest in the outdoors in the 1970s and 1980s, the OG-107 pant known for their hard-wearing durability were quickly adopted by hikers, rock climbers, and other outdoor enthusiasts and then as many military uniforms do, trickled up into the fashion industry.

 

Building on the OG-107’s legacy of hard-wearing durability, we elevated the style with the strongest fabric in our arsenal, our AT (Air-Texturized) Cloth for modern performance and comfort.  The AT cloth blends chunky air-texturized Nylon 6,6 yarns with elastane (for a bit of stretch) to create a heavyweight durable nylon canvas weave that can hold up in the toughest environments and still move with you for ultimate comfort.  We treated the fabric with a light, durable water-resistant treatment to shed light rains and spills, and topped them off with our signature hidden zippered wallet pocket.  

 

Our AT Filed Pant is an elevated nod to the post-service legacy of the historic OG-107 fatigue loved for both its place in the outdoors and fashion. A style that is as at home in the most extreme outdoor activities as it is in the city.



Image and Credits to Heddels:

https://www.heddels.com/2019/04/fatigue-fashion-history-og-107-trousers/ 

  • Will Watters
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Comments on this post ( 2 )

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Very interesting connection with history.

    — Brian Pendergrass

  • Nov 01, 2019

    Very interesting connection with history.

    — Brian Pendergrass

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