Wallace Berry Thermal Top - White
This military issued, cold weather, thermal version of the Henley shirt is made from a 50% cotton / 50% wool blend. It has full length sleeves, and a two-button neck. It is designed to be worn in temperatures between 14°F - 68°F. The US Military GI Henley is manufactured to the part number MIL-U-43262.
These thermals are unissued and brand new. However, the material is a blend of natural wool and cotton, and there may be what looks like discolorations.
- Genuine US Military Issue
- These are Vintage from the 80's
- Wool Cotton Blend
- Long Sleeve and collar-less neck
- 2 button “Henley” front
Military P/N: MIL-U-43262
The Henley is a collarless, pullover t-shirt with a buttoned neck. This allows you more freedom in adjusting how tight the neck is.
History of the Henley
The most famous early wearer of the soon-to-be popular Henley undershirt was the well-known actor, Wallace Beery. He wore the Henley undershirt in so many movies, that the undershirt was called by his name. The Henley became popular after GI’s started coming back from Vietnam with the military issued undershirt. The new adopters, having spent their early years hearing their parents call it the “Wallace Beery Shirt” continued with that name for a while. Eventually it reverted to just being called a Henley, but for those in the know, it will always be a Wallace Beery shirt.
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