5 things to know about the Army Class A Uniform

The Army's Green Class A Uniform was retired in 2015 after 61 years of service.

During its time in service, it has been witness to tearful goodbyes, endless adventures, unmistakable courage, eternal brotherhood, selfless pride and bravery that covers pages upon pages of history books.

Here are 5 things you didn't know about the Army's Green Class A Uniform:

1. From the Revolutionary War to the Spanish American War, the US Army wore only blue dress uniforms. In a noble attempt to bring more prestige and dignity to the Army's ranks, Army Greens became the official uniform the year after the Korean War armistice.

2. The Army Class A Uniform was influenced by British and French military traditions, as well as contemporary American civilian fashion trends. 

3. The Army Class A Uniform was typically worn during formal and ceremonial occasions.

4. Many civilian workers were mistaken for Army personnel because of massive use of army surplus clothing after World War II.

5. In 2006, it was announced the "dress blue uniform" would be making a comeback and eventually reign supreme. Today's troops wear Army Blue uniforms, which pay homage to the "Virginia Blues" worn by George Washington and the men on his first commands.

    This Memorial Day, R.Riveter launched a small batch collection of Limited Edition Ottos, crafted from recycled Class A uniforms.

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