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U.S. Military Tee Shirts from Kentucky

Jul 27th, 2010 | Categories: Made in the USA, Military | by Michael Williams

Made to exact U.S. military spec, the Campbellsville Apparel Company sells the same tees that our boys are wearing out in the field to the general public. $9 gets you a 3-pack of the 100% Combed Cotton and $12 gets you a set of the moisture wicking polyester model (which is slightly too mock-necky for all but the most necessary situations.) Respect to our friends from Cold Splinters for digging this one up. Everything is made — per Berry requirements — right in Kentucky. Get some. [Campbellsville Apparel Company]

Comments: 16

16 Comments to “U.S. Military Tee Shirts from Kentucky”

  1. Nick Gill
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 3:09 AM

    Cold Splinters needs to learn about focal length.
    Not so keen on the contemporary war machine aesthetic.

  2. Fausto
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 3:27 AM

    I have some of these from my time in the Air Force. 5 years later the shirts are perfectly intact, well worn and better than ever.

  3. HolThaDo
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 3:39 AM

    are these loopwheel or . . . whatever you call a t-shirt with a seam?

  4. Jordan
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 4:09 AM

    These have been my favorite T-shirts since I wore them when I was in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program. I still have them, and they are the best-fitting T-shirts I own.

  5. Jordan
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 4:13 AM

    @HolThaDo The polyester ones don’t have a seam. I don’t know about the cotton.

  6. anothergloriousbattle
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 5:06 AM

    I have the crew neck brown US Navy undershirt(woodland/seal team),QTR sleeve in 100 percent combed cotton, in a size small. Actually works well tucked in. The USMC olive green combat BDU t shirt is also a pretty good fitting t shirt, but my asolute favourite has to be my US Navy seal team NWU dark blue combat t shirt, made in Kentucky by Campbellsville Apparel Company and 100 percent combed cotton, just like Hanes t shirts(50s,60s era).

  7. Pete LaVerghetta
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 6:33 AM

    Yeah, these are the real deal. I am Defense Supply Center Philadelphia and I would know. Those are collector’s items as we are re-branding and becoming DLA Troop Support Center.

  8. Patrick
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 8:40 AM

    Maybe I just got a bad batch, but I have a set of navy blue tees for the new NWU from Campbellsville and the neck is oddly-shapped and the cloth isn’t very comfortable. My other set is from Soffe and they’re much more comfortable.

  9. kiya
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 11:40 AM

    I have a pack of these, the quality isn’t actually very good and the cut of the neck opening is a bit odd.

  10. steve
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 12:45 PM

    great photos! i guess since they’re polaroids its ok.

  11. Fausto
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 2:03 PM

    The Soffe brand shirts are great too

  12. Ryan
    on Jul 27th, 2010
    @ 6:42 PM

    Shipping is kind of steep. For a 3 pack of shirts and a 3 pack of briefs, shipping was $11 to San Francisco.

    Anyone have a feel for the sizing? Similar to Hanes or Fruit of the Loom undershirts? For some reason I bet these run big.

  13. Jordan
    on Jul 28th, 2010
    @ 1:18 AM

    @Ryan
    Mine fit pretty true to size. I wear a medium T-shirt and they fit well, but maybe are a tad long. However, the sleeves are short overall, and the neck is snugger than most T-shirts, but those are plusses in my taste.

  14. Max
    on Jul 28th, 2010
    @ 1:21 AM

    Spot-on. Moisture wicking ones are way too mock-nockey. Might be because the brown t-shirts worn with BDU’s would have necks stretch really badly after a while– older guys really hairy chests showing and what not. May or may not be why they changed to the tighter neck when the army-wide change to ACU’s took place.

  15. Shaun Pantaleon
    on Jul 28th, 2010
    @ 1:55 AM

    Soffe brand skivvie shirts were the “jump-off”. Although I loved, used and abused em’; they’re now stowed away along with the rest of the gear. (U.ncle S.am’s M.isguided C.hildren)

  16. Lew
    on Jul 29th, 2010
    @ 7:01 PM

    They are really comfortable the first wear or two, but once you get a bit of sweat and a few washes on them the necks stretch and they aren’t much fun. I work clothing issue at my base and I constantly have people asking for more because of the wear on their current stash.