1-6. ITEM CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA-Continued
(d) Buttonholes. should not be enlarged or ripped.
(e) Frayed Edges. No edge should appear ragged due to worn or broken threads.
Linings. Linings in all outer garments must be In a complete state of repair. Repair may include minor
patches The patch does not have to exactly match the color of the lining, but should be reasonably similar
(g) Patches and darns. Patches and darns should be visible on outer dress clothing when worn.
(h) Pockets. Pockets must be clean and in a complete state of repair Any repairs will be of a wear expectancy
similar to that of the remainder of the garment Replaced pockets must be of a size consistent with those
originally in garment.
Belt loops. All belt loops on trousers will be the same as on any new garment of a like make, including
shade, material, and number.
Fading. Except for those Items designed as work-type garments, there should be no obvious fading.
Fading which does not cause conspicuous deviation from original shade will be permitted for work-type garments.
(k) Insignia marks. Chevron, overseas service organizational shoulder, or other Insignia marks, caused by
fading or discoloration, will prohibit serviceable classification Insignia marks which are not conspicuous
will be permitted on work-type garments.
Identification marks. Marks of identification include those made at Issue point and those made by
individuals These should be lined out or obliterated A mark is considered obliterated when its cancellation
is readily evident.
(m) Spots and stains. Spots and stains should not be easily discernible at a casual glance when the garment is
(n) Hardware. Hardware will not be bent, broken, or missing Bright and shiny hardware will not disqualify
items from a serviceable classification.
Items of organizational clothing and equipment will require the following for classification in serviceable
condition codes (A and B).
(a) Complete state of repair. See (2) (a) above.
(b) Cleaned. Must be In a clean (laundered, dry cleaned, sterilized, or painted) condition.
(c) Buttons. See (2) (c) above.
(d) Fasteners. All present and of the same size originally affixed to item.
(e) Buttonholes. See (2) (d) above.