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One of the most prolific contractors during the war was John Martin
of New York City, a skilled businessman whose firm provided a wide
variety of items. His numerous contracts included blankets, coveralls,
overcoats, fatigue blouses, shelter tents, artillery and cavalry
jackets, infantry uniform coats and jackets, army hats, and of course
both infantry and mounted service trousers. His trouser contracts alone
accounted for a total of 785,000 pairs of infantry and 230,0000 pairs
of mounted. Martin is recorded as having produced clothing for New
York, Cincinnati, and St. Louis depots, making his garments perhaps the
most wide-spread behind Schuylkill Arsenal.
Our reproduction J.T. Martin trousers are copied from a pair in a
private collection and feature side-seam pockets and the trapezoidal
rear gusset common in other original examples. While it’s a common
misconception that Martin trousers were “completely” machine-sewn, our
offering includes extensive interior hand work with long seams and
exterior stitching by machine. An exact copy of Martin’s contract stamp
and a numerical size stamp complete each pair.