Archive for the ‘Clothing’ Category

Sneak Peek – Särmä Wool Field Shirt from Varusteleka

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Varusteleka is a leading Finnish purveyor of hard-to-find surplus and other outdoor equipment. They have created a house brand called Särmä with a goal of purpose built products at a great price. Their latest Särmä creation is the Wool Field Shirt.

Inspired by the Bundeswehr’s classic M-1975 field shirt, it is made from a fabric consisting of 65 % recycled wool, 30 % polyester and 5 % other fibers.

The Särmä Wool Field Shirt will be available for order beginning 17 August, which is incidentally the start date of their annual Lekafest. It will be offered in green and dark gray in a variety of sizes.


Warrior EAST 19 – DFND

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

DFND has introduced a version of their Recovery Compression Socks in Coyote.

The Atlas Man

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Atlas Standard continues to roll out teasers.

Shorts Coming To Nellis AFB Flightline

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

According to information received by the Facebook group Air Force AMN/NCO/SNCO, maintenance crews at Nellis AFB near Las Vegas will soon be donning shorts.


For once, this makes sense. It’s extremely hot at Nellis in the summer and our allies, and contract maintenance, have been doing it for decades. Additionally, Services has been wearing something similar, along with polo shirts, for decades as a special duty uniform.


The email says that the shorts are the 5.11 Stryke model (below), but the attached photo is of the classic 5.11 Tactical Short (above). Ostensibly, they will be in Dark Navy.


Hopefully, this will catch on and we’ll see a more suitable work uniform for maintenance personnel, across the Air Force.

Follow Atlas Standard on IG

Friday, July 5th, 2019

We’ve teased Crye Precision spin-off Atlas Standard in the past, Promising that it was coming. Well, it’s coming, and the reason we know is that they now have an Instagram account.



New Army Green Service Uniform Sighted At The Kremlin

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

The Kremlin you say? That’s right.

Dr Andrew “Drew” Morgan is an NASA astronaut ad crew member of the upcoming mission Expedition 60. Dr Morgan is also a Colonel in the US Army who specializes in emergency medicine with a sub-specialty certification in primary care sports medicine. This West Point graduate has served a flight surgeon and diving medical officer with 1st Bn, 3rd SFG(A). His military skills and professional training include: Command and General Staff College, Ranger School, Combat Diver Qualification Course, Airborne and Freefall (HALO/HAHO) Parachutist Courses, and multiple high threat environment survivability courses.

He is at Red Square during pre-mission activities. On July 20th he will will launch on the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan along with Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos for a mission on the International Space Station. 

Photo Credit: NASA/Beth Weissinger  

Flying Cross Helped US Army Roll Out New Uniforms for D-Day 75 Celebrations

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Military uniforms have gone through many changes during the 224 year history of the US Army. Revolutionary War uniforms for example were very fancy and colorful by today’s standards, but by the time of the Civil War in the 1860’s uniforms had become more utilitarian. And by the Spanish-American War it was noted that Teddy Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders” looked more like cowboys than soldiers.

By the beginning of the 20th Century duller natural tones had become the new standard for uniforms and when the US Army entered WWI, it was in uniforms in a brownish-green color called “Olive Drab”.

Hollywood stars Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable wearing two versions of the 1940-Pattern Officers Service Uniform while serving as Captains in the Army Air Force during WWII.  (Source: US Army, Public Domain)

By WWII, the US Army service uniform featured the subdued colors of Olive Green and Taupe. Nonetheless, the 1940-Pattern Officers’ Service Uniform possessed an easy-going elegance. It evoked the refined shooting jackets and safari suits frequently seen in Hollywood movies, and was also frequently seen being worn by movie star soldiers like James Stewart and Clark Gable. This uniform also acquired the famous “Pinks-and-Greens” nickname due to the contrasting hues of the jacket and trousers.

One of the original Tuskegee Airmen, Colonel Lloyd McKeethen pictured in his WWII “Pinks-and-Greens” uniform. (Source: goarmywestpoint.com/custompages/army/granddaughter)

By the end of the 1940’s however the wartime uniform had lost a great deal of its prestige, so a new look was introduced in 1954 with the “Class A”, or Dress Green Uniform. The Dress Green Uniform soldiered on through the Cold War, the Gulf Wars, and into the Global War on Terror.

Finally in 2008, the Class A Dress Greens Uniform was replaced by the blue Army Service Uniform (ASU). The ASU has however been very unpopular and it will be replaced by the new Army Service Green Uniform (AGSU) starting next year. The AGSU closely follows the style of the 1940-pattern Officers Dress Uniform – the famous WWII “Pinks-and-Greens”.

Fechheimer Brothers Company catalog from November 1941 showing fabric options and prices for private-purchase M1940-Pattern Officers’ Service Uniforms.

Flying Cross®, based in Cincinnati, Ohio was one of the original producers of the “Pinks and Greens”, and has been a leading manufacturer of uniforms for US military and law enforcement personnel for the past 175 years. Based on this long history of expertise, the Army approached the company in the spring of 2017 and has been working closely with Flying Cross ever since to roll-out the AGSU on time.

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Mark A. Milley in Sainte Mere Eglise, France June 6, 2019. (U.S. Navy photos by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael McNabb)

AGSUs are now being issued to a cross-section of Army personnel for wear-testing and user feedback. Earlier this month, Flying Cross also delivered 500 sets of the AGSU for Officers and NCOs participating in the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Maj. Gen. Brian Winski, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Carentan, France June 5, 2019. (US Army photos by Sgt. Steven Lopez, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade)

The Army Green Service Uniform capitalizes on the current retro style trend, includes a touch of old school Hollywood glamor, has a distinctly “American” look, and strongly connects the next generation of Soldiers with the heritage of the Greatest Generation of Soldiers.

For further information about Flying Cross and the Army Green Service Uniform, please visit www.goAGSU.com and follow Flying Cross on Instagram and Facebook.

Beyond – Kyros Modus Jacket

Friday, June 28th, 2019

The K5 Modus Jacket is made from a super comfy 4-way Stretch Double Weave Softshell with a DWR treatment to keep you dry in the damp. Thanks to the fabric weave, it’s intended fur warmer weather. The inner face of the fabric is bamboo charcoal yarn which is naturally antibacterial, antifungual, and moisture wicking.

• Lightweight softshell full-zip hoodie with wind flap.
• Secure zippered pockets at chest, bicep and hand pockets
• Hook & loop adjustable cuff tabs
• Brushed mesh hand pockets

Like the rest of the Kyros collection, the Modus is not Made in USA, but it neans that Beyond can introduce these new fabrics.