90th IDPG Research


The M-1938 Legging - An Introduction

Published: Fall 2008
Author: Mike "Squirrely" Ellis

Step 1. You are now ready to put legging to foot. Gingerly slide your boot through the front of both the strap, and the lace, and pulling upward until things find their natural place:



Tuck your trousers into the legging - you may place them as little as 3" in, or as far as shown in the illustration:


Pin the trouser leg with your finger:


Step 2. This is the first tricky part – match the bottom eyelet corner to the bottom hook corner. Hold these together with one hand, and use the other to pull ALL of the lace through to the first set of grommets:




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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