Though replaced by the M1917 Shoe, many doughboys were still wearing these in France in 1917.
WPG reproductions are made in natural undyed leather like the originals. They will darken with use and exposure to oil, sunlight and polish:
"When we formed for a formal inspection we were a motley crew, olive-drab campaign hats, coats in the original green, shoes tan to dark bronze depending on the wearer's preference for shoe polish, and with breeches and leggings all shades between olive-green and dazzling white."
In 1911 the US Army switched from canvas leggings to leather puttees for all mounted services. There were several variations issued until the switch to leather lined canvas leggings in 1917. Current production are supplied in natural undyed leather.
US Mills M1910 Canvas Dispatch Case The Mills Equipment Company made a canvas and web version of the M1910 Dispatch Case. It was lighter and easier to use than the leather version, and seems to have been popular as a private purchase item ... (for more read below)
Officially known as "Hat, Service." This is a very high quality reproduction of the earliest model of the Montana Peak style campaign hat adopted in 1911. It is made of 10X quality Nutria fur, with a high quality sheepskin sweatband and all details as authentic as I can get them. ... read more below
US Silk Officer"s Hat Cord Some officers preferred a non-metallic version of the hat cord for field wear, probably a result of experience in the Philippines, where the metallic hat cords quickly corroded and turned green.