From The Archives - Fatigue Tee – issue #RE0497

November 06, 2017

From The Archives - Fatigue Tee – issue #RE0497

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A new consignment of jerseywear has hit the store and this season, we are pleased to introduce a brand new 'fatigue' t-shirt fit to the range, inspired by vintage 1950's military physical training wear. Today we explore the original inspiration pinned to our moodboard and share some insights in the garment construction.

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Original inspiration

Based on original WW2 PT under garments found in the IWM archives.

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Private David Brown (centre) and his other B grade colleagues do 'star jumps', but with their arms tucked in, their fists beside their shoulders, during a Physical Training Session at 8th Convalescent Hospital, Stoneleigh Park. © IWM (D 16595)

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Boys at Corby Boys' Club climb ropes during a Physical Training session in the gym.  The original caption states that "the boys are very keen on PT and have won the National Fitness Shield four years in succession - the only club to have done so". © IWM (D 18444)

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B grade trainees at 8th Convalescent Hospital at Stoneleigh Park do press-ups on the grass in the early morning sun during a Physical Training session. © IWM (D 16600)

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Lightweight shirt used for physical training (PT) and sports activities. © IWM (UNI 13457)

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As part of a PT display in the canteen of a small arms factory, somewhere in the South of England, a factory worker jumps over the vaulting horse which has been set up in the centre of the canteen, narrowly missing another worker as he eats his lunch at a nearby table. © IWM (D 12995)


Construction

Our fatigue tee is made from a heavy-weight cotton jersey; tough & durable with the optimum amount of stretch.

Features include sporty split-hem vents, a self-fabric chest pocket and a reinforced crew-neck collar for a sturdy finish.

Relaxed fit and comfort combined.

Available in three colourways.

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