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The M-1938 Legging - An Introduction

Published: Fall 2008
Author: Mike "Squirrely" Ellis

The Change to OD #7--
Some were produced in transitional coloring, rather than khaki:

These leggings are the shorter pattern, discussed below.


Note how the body is in khaki, the edging is in OD, and the stitching is found in both shades.


Legging laces are also found in both OD #3 and #7.


Occasionally, they also turn up in an odd salmon-type color:



Army vs. Navy Markings

Wearing Them--

Correct Use
Lacing Methods
Putting Them On
Step 1-2
Step 3-5
Step 6-9
Step 10
Step 11

Different Ways to Wear Leggings--

The High Roller
The Cut Down
No Leggings?
Leggings For Dummies

War Time Changes--

Reduced Eyelets
The Change to O.D. #7
Leggings, Dismounted, O.D.
Factory-made Cut Downs?

Other Hints and Tips--

Taking Out That Rock




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