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WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« on: July 02, 2020, 06:29:37 PM »
Gentlemen, I just noticed What Price Glory now has the 1899 U.S. Army Khaki uniform.  Looks good!
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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2020, 12:00:02 AM »
But today only in children's sizes.  36 and 38 Dangit.

Ah, just the SET is screwed up.

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 05:36:05 AM »
Yep, noticed the same thing!  They seem to have all sizes in the individual pieces.
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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2020, 09:55:22 PM »
As my old uniforms seem to be shrinking, I went and ordered the new 1899.  I ordered the tunic and pants separate to get the size I wanted.  This evening I received an e-mail from WPG refunding the price difference from the set and the separate items.

A small thing, but nice.

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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 05:47:45 PM »
Those breeches look close enough to the 1912 Marine pattern that I'll probably have to get a pair for my Expansion Era uniform.  Cool!
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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2020, 05:57:21 PM »
Hi

I just got my order.  The size 48 blouse fits great, the size 40 breeches are fine around the waist, but are a slight bit low rise I guess.  I'm never had THAT problem before.  I'll probably order a second pair in 42, and get some Punitive Expedition breeches in the same size. 

The Indiana Jones shirt is really nice.

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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2020, 04:45:08 PM »
Well, got my package from WPG today. 

This may well be the best deal in a period uniform currently out there.  Well made, excellent material, with shoulder tabs for all three branch's in the pockets.  I don't know what formula they're using for inseam vs waist, but the pants they sent me were just right.  I Like it!  Works for both a Krag and a 1903.

I must say, use the measurement formula they give you EXACTLY as they say.  I did it, then ordered one size larger, because previous experience with various suppliers has shown this to be prudent.  But for this outfit it would have been better had I not.  It looks fine, i've no intention of changing it, but i'll need suspenders for these pants, and if I'd ordered as I should I would not.  This is a generously cut outfit, and I see now that the proper size would still have had plenty of room.  IE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!  Like your wife keeps telling you . . .

But I am well pleased, and consider this a great deal for the money.
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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2020, 04:50:32 PM »
Also, the package deal now has all the sizes.
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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2020, 08:04:15 PM »
Noticed something while setting up my suspenders on these pants.  All the buttons appear to be a cast metal (Pewter?) with "U.S. Army" cast on the face of the button.  No idea if that's historical, but it's a cool detail.
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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2020, 06:32:19 PM »
The US Model 1908 Cavalry Breeches I ordered from WPG have the same buttons.

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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2020, 03:14:30 PM »
Noticed something while setting up my suspenders on these pants.  All the buttons appear to be a cast metal (Pewter?) with "U.S. Army" cast on the face of the button.  No idea if that's historical, but it's a cool detail.

Hi Chuck

I don't remember seeing suspenders for the 1899 uniforms.  What sort are we supposed to wear with the 1899's?

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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2020, 03:33:07 PM »
Chuck, M1887 suspenders were my guess, but I knew you would KNOW!  Jerry Lee is pretty much the complete quartermaster anymore.
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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2020, 07:53:24 AM »
I just ordered one, too.  :)

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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2020, 06:30:58 PM »
Mine came the other day. Fits and looks good.  :)

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Re: WPG 1899 Army Uniform
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2020, 07:24:03 PM »
Hi, I also got the 1908 Cavalry pants to go with Coon Creek's Wild Bunch shirts.  The leggings look sort of short to me, but they do fit. 

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