Vintage 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 natural wool and cotton blend, and there may be 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 well-known actor Wallace Beery was the most famous early wearer of the soon-to-be popular Henley undershirt. He wore the Henley undershirt in so many movies that they named it after him. The Henley became popular after GIs returned 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