2-5. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF UNIFORMS-Continued
(b) Buttonholes. Buttonholes shall be of the eyelet-end taper-bar type worked over gimp. Repair damaged
buttonholes by reshaping enlarged buttonholes before reworking. Pull into shape and hand or machine whip a
small reinforcement patch to the underside of the buttonhole. Then rework buttonhole through the patch.
(c) Belt loops and drawcord. Replace missing, broken or torn belt loops and drawcords with new parts of matching
size and material. Such parts shall be fastened in a like manner to those being replaced and shall be properly
positioned. Material for drawcord
shall conform to that listed in section III.
(d) Pockets. Darn or machine patch small rips at corners or broken seams. Inside hanging pockets shall be repaired
by piecing, when required.
(e) Hems. Turn under all frayed hems and stitch in place.
(f) Slide fasteners. Replace missing or defective slide fasteners with parts conforming
to type specified in section III.
(6) Resizing. Resize all garments after complete repair and cleaning according to item group schedule of sizes listed
below. When items deviate in size from original marking, obliterate the old marking and print or stamp the proper
size with an indelible pencil or waterproof ink near the old size. When the measurements do not correspond to a size
listed, remark items to correspond to the next lowest size.
Items with measurements falling below the lowest
measurement in the schedule will not be accepted for remarking. Refer to appropriate table for measuring and sizing
Instructions for each garment.
(b) Shirt, utility, OG-507 (table 2-4).
Chest. Chest measurement shall be taken with shirt buttoned at a point in line with pit of armhole, from folded edge to
Back length. Back length shall be taken along center of back from under collar seam to bottom edge of shirt.
Sleeve length. Sleeve length shall be taken from center back of shirt at under collar seam diagonally across back along
sleeve to bottom edge of sleeve.
Table 2-4. Shirt utility
1/2 inch over marked
size or as measured
if altered during repairs.
+ 3/8 INCH