Marlow White's swords and sabers have ceremonial blades. As such, they are built to strict military regulations to be used in drills, ceremonies, and displays. These blades are of the highest quality but are not sharpened for use as a weapon.
AGSU - Information
- Providing transparency and up-to-date information regarding the new Army Green Service Uniform.
14 February 2022: The U.S. Army is currently working with Marlow White Uniforms on the development of the new AGSU Ike Jacket. For updates, please follow us on our Facebook or visit our temporary Ike Jacket Product Page.
9 November 2020: Marlow White begins its open access for online sales of the Exclusive Marlow White AGSU. Shop for YOURS now!
24 June 2020: Marlow White begins fitting for the AGSU at both their Leavenworth and Woodbridge locations.. 1 June 2020: The Army issued the long-awaited memorandum authorizing the wear of the Army Green Service Uniform. When will Marlow White have the AGSU available? Currently, Marlow White is conducting AGSU fittings only at our Leavenworth, KS and Woodbridge, VA locations. We are also selling uniforms online. Due to high demand for our uniforms, quantities are extremely limited. Current wait times can range from 4-12 weeks on average. Our goal, as always, is to make the best looking uniforms available in the market. Our high quality manufacturing process and attention to detail does not lend to mass production. We appreciate your patience as we make you a uniform you will be proud to wear in your life’s most important moments. Our customers know, there is a Marlow White difference. Is Marlow White certified? Absolutely. In fact, Marlow White’s AGSU is an even higher standard for the discerning Soldier.
- Authorization Memorandum
The Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier provided an update on its progress at the Defense Logistics Agency’s (Troop Support - Clothing & Textile) Joint Advanced Planning Brief for Industry held November 15-16, 2017. While the designs will not be finalized until after the wear test, the current working design combine many aspects of the iconic World War II uniforms while also introduction new modern features:
- Male Coat: Dark greenish brown, four-button design with a belt and a bi-swing back. Officers have ½-inch brown braid.
- Female Coat: Similar to the male coat design. The Army decided to include top pocket flaps for uniformity of appearance to provide a baseline for positioning accoutrements.
- Male Trousers: Taupe color and similar to current design, but without trouser braid for all Soldiers.
- Female Slacks: Incorporates side pockets, but no back pockets. Has hidden waistband pockets to provide added utility for Class B wear.
- Female Skirt: This item is still in development. Pencil design. An optional skirt may have a comfort waistband. Skirt will incorporate a “V” or kick pleat at back hem.
- Male Shirt: Tan cloth with a tapered design. Enlisted does not have shoulder loops, but wears sleeve chevrons. Officers have shoulder loops and wear rank tabs.
- Female Shirt: Similar to the untuck version of the ASU shirt in general design.
- Ties: Unisex ties for both males and females, available in different lengths.
- Headgear: Unisex Service Caps with “walnut” brown leather visors and chin straps, incorporating the iconic “crushed” look of WWII. The uniform also has garrison caps. Berets remain authorized for wear.
- Footwear: Brown leather with brown socks
- Overall CSA Guidance: Make the uniform as functionally comfortable as possible without giving up a sharp, military appearance. Make the female uniforms as close as possible to the male uniforms without compromising female anatomical fit. Reduce the “bling” on the uniform by limiting pin-on items, perhaps incorporating subdued buttons, etc.
- Trouser Belt: Unisex Woven belt with open-faced, antiqued finish buckle.
- All-Weather Coat: Like the current black coat, but in Heritage Green.
- Leather Gloves: Brown.
- Windbreaker: Like the current black design, but Heritage Green. Still in development.
- Female Tuck-In Shirt: Still in development.
- Ike Jacket: Proposed as unique male and female item, but it is still in development.
- Bomber Jacket: Still proposed and in development.
- Possible Timeline
Event Estimated Date CSA Approved Initial Prototype Design Complete Female Focus Group Input Complete R&D Contract Awarded Complete Wear Test Begins with 200+ Soldiers of the Northeast Recruiting Battalion Complete CSA Makes Final Decision Complete Initial Roll-out to Training Bases TBD (Likely Sept to Oct, though the potential impact of the pandemic remains a challenge to the timeline) Roll-out to Rest of the Army Has already begun in limited amounts with a few vendors. Full roll out at all vendors is likely Aug to Sept for nearly all items. Some optional items may take 6-9 more months.
- Related Articles
- "Official Army Memorandum" - article dated 01 JUNE 2020
- "The Army Times" - article dated 18 FEB 2020
- Department of the Army - AGSU Memorandum - dated 19 SEP 2019
- "The Army Times" - article dated 29 OCT 2018
Everything old is new again! @15thSMA Daniel A. Dailey modeled the prototype of the newest @USArmy uniform, a throwback to the #WWII style, at #AUSA2018. Let him know what you think using #15thSMA. #KnowYourMil pic.twitter.com/DPA3sDpmRn— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) October 10, 2018
- "The Army Times" - article dated 05 OCT 2018
- "The Army Times" - article dated 28 SEP 2018
- "The Army Times" - article dated 14 MAY 2018
- "Marlow White Facebook" - article dated APRIL 1st 2018
- "The Army Times" - article dated 29 MAR 2018
- "Military.com" - article dated 28 MAR 2018
- "The Army Times" - article dated 2 FEB 2018
- "The Army Times" - article dated 10 DEC 17
- "The Army Times" - article dated 16 NOV 17
- "The Army Times" - article dated 14 OCT 17
- "The Army Times" - article dated 10 OCT 17
- "The Army Times" - article dated 19 SEP 17
- "The Army Times" - article dated 14 MAY 17
- Additional Information
- Disclaimer: Because Marlow White is not a member of the Army Uniform Board, nor a government agency, we are providing information only as we hear it from various news sources and from within the industry. PEO Soldier and Natick currently have the lead on prototype and design efforts.