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FROM L. TO R.: 1. Entire shirt
2. Detail of the front opening, and collar
3. Detail of sleeve and self-facing cuff
4. Detail of shoulder strap and backstitching on collar
Between 1861 and 1865, over 11 million shirts were purchased by the U.S. Army, and though the coarse, scratchy texture of the domet flannel made them rather unpopular with the troops, they were very widely worn. The Federal issue shirt we offer is made of the correct material and features hand-felling on all seams and topstitching on the cuffs, collar, and shoulder straps. The buttonholes are, of course, handsewn. We currently make them with our own maker's stamp and a U.S. Inspector stamp. These were issued in one size only, which will fit up to a 44" chest comfortably and a neck of slightly under 17". They are made with either visible stitching done by hand (main seams by machine) or all stitching done by hand.
Our U.S. Inspector's Stamp
Partially-handsewn Federal Shirt . . . . . $95.00 + $10.00 s&h
Entirely-handsewn Federal Shirt . . . . . $115.00 + $10.00 s&h
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