Genuine Surplus Vintage US Army Class ‘ A ‘ Green Dress Jacket-Call To Order: 716-568-4122


  • Wool / wool blend construction
  • Genuine surplus vintage – wear history!
  • 4 front pockets
  • Made in the USA

This is the iconic army uniform jacket of the 20th century. Serving the United States Army for 61 years of approved wear from 1954-2015, the green class ‘A’ was born from the  need to restore dignity and prestige to the army uniform.

The genuine surplus vintage US Army Class ‘A’ Green Dress Jacket features 4 pockets with gold tone buttons, 4 gold tone buttons up the front, and two epaulets with gold tone buttons. They are wool or wool blend. Most but not all, feature various patches of unit, rank, or time in service.

Order by suit size – please note that these jackets are made to fit snug – WITHOUT the extra room of a traditional suit. If you’d like extra room, order a larger size and tailor down.


The Intel:

In a 1954 issue of ” The Quartermaster Review,” Major A.M. Kamp Jr. wrote, ” the soldier, being constantly confronted with the debauching of his uniform…soon loses pride in wearing it. His prestige is gradually being degraded because of the contempt shown the uniform. Since 1946 this has been one of the biggest stopgaps to the adoption of a new uniform for the Army. Prestige and morale, the basis for building and maintaining a spirited, well-trained Army, have suffered as a result, in addition to the fact that the Army apparently has no exclusive rights to the wearing of the uniform.”

This was because during WWII, the Army had more than 8 million active duty personnel. In 1945, that was almost 6% of the population in the United States. After the war, veterans and non-veterans wore the olive drab army uniforms due to the availability and low cost. The olive drab uniform became work wear and was even reissued as prisoner gar throughout the US federal and state prison system.

The army green uniform became the official uniform of the US Army the year after the Korean War armistice was signed.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 19 x 14 x 3 in

37R, 38L, 39L, 40 Short, 40L, 40R, 42R, 50R


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