What is clothing? The final layer.

The Final Layer Three Quarters: handmade in Berlin and based on the MIL-T44047E spec Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) trousers worn by the U.S. Armed Forces from the early-1980s to the mid-2000s.

Every pair of three quarters are made from an authentic pre-owned pair of BDU trousers (twill or ripstop) featuring the U.S. woodland camouflage pattern. Three quarters have undergone a series of modifications to alter its original appearance but maintain military standard quality. Three quarters feature a functional six-pocket design with reinforced knee paneling & an oversized fit.

The BDU was a camouflage combat uniform which was issued by the United States Armed Forces in 1981 to replace the single coloured uniform »Olive Green 107« (OG-107) as the standard military uniform. The uniform consists of four essential components: BDU pants, BDU coats; BDU patrol caps (and/or boonie hats) and black combat boots. In contrary to the Olive Drab coloured OG-107 the BDU was issued in a four coloured woodland camouflage pattern. Over time, the U.S. Army issued three different versions of the uniform, with two of these versions being used for the Final Layer Woodland Three Quarters: The »Temperate Weather BDU« (TWBDU) was the first version of the BDU and was made of a 50/50 nylon-cotton twill blend, while the »Hot Weather BDU« (HWBDU) was produced later to adapt to warmer climates and was made of 100% rip-stop cotton. 

All versions featured a functional six-pocket design and used the four-coloured camouflage Pattern »U.S. Woodland« which was first issued in 1981 alongside the BDU. The Woodland camouflage consisted of a high-contrast, scattered pattern with irregular markings using black, green, brown and sand colours. As the name suggests, the »U.S. Woodland« camouflage has been designed for broadleaf woodland and demonstrated its effectiveness in numerous environments such as forest and jungle. The pattern closely resembles the brown-dominant version of the ERDL pattern, but with a 60 percent enlargement. This adjustment maximises its effectiveness, extending its camouflage range to approximately 250 meters. This camouflage pattern is still being used to this day by various military units.