3593 U.S. Kurta Shirt · Washed Cotton Poplin 200 Black BLK-108FF
Stonewashed · Maharishi Fine Tailor Company
The Maha Fine Tailor Company has modified this U.S. Army field shirt for the Civilian Irregular Defence Group, with a kurta style collar and ribbed stitch detail. This Kurta, a traditional indian shirt, retains some of its original identity; a blanked out woven nametape and buttoned chest pocket.
Civilian Irregular Defense Group program (CIDG, pronounced "sid-gee") was a program developed by the U.S. government in the Vietnam War to develop South Vietnamese irregular military units from minority populations. Their uniforms usually combined fabrics of the U.S. Army with silhouettes and details more typical of the Eastern region.
Side split hem
Adjustable buttoned cuffs
Cotton Poplin · 100% Cotton
1960’s era U.S. Army cotton poplin, reproduced exclusively for Maharishi. This lightweight cloth was introduced when the U.S. were invited to advise in Vietnam, and required a lighter cloth suitable for tropical conditions.