The "Rough Riders" is the name bestowed on the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one to see action in Cuban independence. The US army was weakened and left with little manpower after the Civil War roughly 30 years prior. So President McKinley called upon 1,250 volunteers of mostly American Indians, college athletes, cowboys, and ranchers to assist in the war efforts. Despite being a cavalry unit, they ended up fighting on foot as infantry. Teddy Roosevelt commanded the Rough Riders who were later known as "Roosevelt's Rough Riders."
You'll be comfortable in this practical work and campaign shirt often seen in old pictures from the 1850s through 1890s. Features a back yoke, shoulders set slightly below that of the average shirt. A pull-over style with pointed collar, two front button-flap pockets, and one-button cuff. Comes in 100% solid Navy cotton twill with black buttons. Pair our Rough Riders shirt with our suspenders, bandana, hat, hat band, trousers, boots, gloves, gun, holster, etc. for the fullest effect of a Roosevelt Rough Riders campaigner.
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1) Order your usual Frontier Classics size
(they do not offer a sizing chart); or,
2) Use as a "guide" our Heirloom Brand Sizing Chart
below (our sizes may vary from Frontier Classics); or,
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~ Chest ~ Waist ~ Collar ~ Nape of Neck to Sleeve
(see our self-measuring instructions on our Sizing Chart).