Intended for use during "battles", as opposed to "garrison" dress uniforms, the Battle Dress Uniform was used by the U.S. Armed Forces as their standard uniform for warfare situations from the early 1980s to the mid-2000s. Reminiscent of the Vietnam-era jungle fatigues, the BDU shirt and combat pants first appeared in September 1981, and soon took the place of all earlier camouflage pattern uniforms. Although since then it has been replaced in every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, the BDU shirts and combats remain popular thanks to their construction and characteristics and are still used by some U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies or Special Forces teams, as well as in other countries worldwide. BDU shirts and cargo pants from Teesar available at Military 1st online store offer all you are likely to expect from classic Battle Dress Uniform: typical, comfortable and roomy cut, sturdiness and functionality. Besides 3-Color Desert camo provides you with great concealment in the desert and arid environments.