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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So awesome to track down this timeless original style Henley shirt with the proper placket and large cat’s eye buttons instead of those puny buttons you find on fashion type versions available everywhere. This is what a real authentic Wallace Berry Henley undershirt is supposed to be! Off white slub cotton/wool mix makes it so traditional. Awesome! A+++
This is the second Wallace Berry shirt I’ve ordered because I couldn’t stop wearing the first one day after day and I needed to wash it. It’s the best!
I was issued 2 sets of the tops and bottoms many years ago and was disappointed when the military went to different type thermals. This shirts are the most warm and comfortable. I purchased 3 tops over the years. I purchased 2 for a female friend and she raves about them. I know the warehouse supply will dry up one day. Some company should take over manufacturing them again exactly the way they were made years ago! Chief Pat
Comfortable fit. A well made garment, employing strong seams and stitching