1-6. ITEM CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA-Continued
Frayed edges. Frayed edges of an inconspicuous or minor nature will be permitted
(g) Linings. See (2) (f) above.
(h) Patches and darns. Patches and darns will be permitted, provided their color Is similar to that of the original
Pockets. See (2) (h) above.
Belt loops. See (2) (I) above.
(k) Fading. Fading will be permitted.
Identifying marks. See (2) (1) above.
(m) Spots or stains.
Items worn by individuals Small paint, grease, or other spots or stains will be permitted if garment or
other item is otherwise completely serviceable
All other organizational Items. Spots and stains will not be considered a determining factor In
classifying this category of property If such spots and stains are of a minor nature.
(n) Hardware See (2) (n) above.
(o) Footwear (Shoes and Boots).
This Item classification criteria applies to only Central Issue Facility (CIF), Organizational Clothing and
Individual Equipment (OCIE) and Central Initial Issue Point Army Military Clothing Sales stores are not
affected by this Item classification criteria.
Shoes and boots can be reissued If footwear Is treated with a fungicidal spray designed for shoes and
boots (procedured locally) and Is in like new condition, free from obvious stretching or creasing of
leather upper Indentations In soles of footwear caused by minimal wear is acceptable and suitable for
Code A (See paragraph 1-6a).
(4) Rubber and canvas footwear, and boots, ski, men's leather will be classified in condition Codes A or B In
accordance with the applicable provisions of (3) above.
(5) The Woodland Temperate, Daytime Desert, and Hot Weather Camouflage Clothing and individual Equipment
items will be considered serviceable from a fading standpoint If the pattern is visually discernible and the
colors are still subdued in nature
c. DISPOSITION OF DISTINCTIVE ITEMS OF UNIFORM (AR 670-1).
(1) Decorations, badges, service awards, medals, ribbons, lapel buttons and other insignia and Items of uniform,
to include items cited In AR 670-1, will be mutilated to remove their distinctive characteristics prior to turn-in to
the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO). Property will be turned in as scrap
(2) Items not considered distinctive, i.e., Army Green Coat and shirts will be turned In to the DRMO after the
removal of distinctive buttons, Insignia, and other such items, for disposition In accordance with DOD
d. PRIORITY FACTORS. In the classification of clothing and equipment, factors of appearance and serviceability
inherent in the items will be considered on the following priority basis to determine final classification:
(1) Items of personal clothing and footwear (excluding work-type uniforms). Appearance and serviceability-
(2) Organizational clothing and equipment and work type uniforms.
(a) Serviceability-first priority.
(b) Appearance-second priority.