Yes, This Was An Issue PT Uniform

Commonly referred to as the “banana suit,” this 70-era track suit saw service well into the late 80s when it was replaced by a Grey ensemble that absorbed stains.

Prior to its adoption as a measure to help professionalize the post-draft VOLAR, or volunteer Army, a soldiers wore fatigues for physical fitness trining. Initially with boots, and eventually with running shoes.

The banana suit consisted of yellow top and bottom along with yellow shorts with black piping and a reversible yellow to black t-shirt. That last item was so that units could conduct sports, with one team yellow and the other black.

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