90th IDPG Research


The M-1938 Legging - An Introduction

Published: Fall 2008
Author: Mike "Squirrely" Ellis

Other Hints and Tips--

Whenever donning or removing your leggings, never yank hard, or suddenly, on the lace. This is one of the fastest ways to break your laces, and can mean a very uncomfortable day of rocks and briars.

It is highly impractical to attempt to tie a broken lace.


ALWAYS carry at least one extra lace on you. Not only can this help if you snap a lace, but legging laces may be used for a variety of other things which will become apparent only when you need some string.

Extra laces - as issued, lightly knotted.




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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