Chicago Police DepartmentUniform and Property U06-01-01
Blouse
Issue Date:26 August 2019Effective Date:26 August 2019
Rescinds:U2.1215, U2.1216
Index Category:Uniform and Equipment Specifications
I.BLOUSE - MALE
  • A.DESIGN:
    A single-breasted, four button, straight front (no button stand), peak lapels, semi-drape front, and semi-fitted back. Four plain patch pockets with scalloped flaps to button. Side vents, coat length to extend 2 inches below crotch. Blouses are to have shoulder epaulets of the same material.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    Wool
    • 1.Style #1113, medium weight, Brawny Blue, 14 ounce
    • 2.Style #460-96, Raeford worsted, 14 ounce
    • 3.Style #386-14, P&F, Metcalf Bros., 14 ounce
  • C.COLOR:
    Dark navy blue
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Collar: The collar will be a 1 ¾ inch wide at back center, 3 ¼ inches from edge to break line, and 1 ½ inches from notch to edge. There will be blue wool undercollar cloth. The collar stand will be 1 1/8 inches wide and be substantially stitched for firmness.
    • 2.Lapels: The lapels will be 9 ½ inches long on the outside edge to the top buttonhole and will be 4 inches from point to breakline. The notch will be 2 ¼ inches deep.
    • 3.Pockets: All pockets will be #2.50 heavy drill, 72 by 60 count.
      • a.Outside Pockets: Two upper breast pockets, blind patch, will be 5 ½ inches wide by 6 ¾ inches long measured from top of flap to bottom of patch. A three-pointed scalloped flap with button, stitched down at sides. Flaps will be 2 ½ inches from top to points. The top of the pocket will be on a line with the top button of the coat and will be placed on a straight line with the edge of the coat, 3 ¾ inches from finished edge. Two lower pockets will be plain blind patch and will be 8 inches wide by 9 inches long measured from top of flap to bottom of patch. A three-pointed scalloped, 3 ¼ inches from top of flap to points. The top of the pocket will be on a line with the lower button and will be on a straight line with the edge of the coat, 4 ½ inches from finished edge.
      • b.Inside Pockets: Two horizontal upper breast pockets 6 inches wide by 7 inches deep. Top of pockets will be placed mid-way between top and second buttons. Lower cash pocket on left side will be 4 ½ inches wide by 5 inches deep.
    • 4.Facing: Inside facing will be of same material as coat, cut in one piece and shall not be less than 6 inches at the top and tapering to not less than 4 inches at the bottom.
    • 5.Side Vents: To have two side vents in side seams, not less than 7 inches nor more than 8 inches long and to be fastened with two snaps on each side.
    • 6.Body Lining: One-half lined with yoke and sleeves will be of 120 count dark rayon lining. Reinforcements on both fore-parts sewn over lining of C.M. London Company #8000-22, to extend from facing to side seams, 8 ½ inches wide and placed 3 ½ inches below armhole line. The bottom of the lining will be sewn down all around.
    • 7.Arm Shields: To be made of same material as coat, piped and machine sewn to lining.
    • 8.Buttons: Four buttons will be placed on the right side of the coat, 1 ½ inches from finished edge. Buttons will be spaced vertically equidistant 3 ½ inches apart. Buttons will be securely sewn through and reinforced from inside with 18 ligne black buttons.
    • 9.Sleeve Buttons: Two 26 ligne CPD buttons sunk near back seam at wrist. The first button will be 2 inches from the bottom edge and the second button will be 1 ¼ inches apart from first. No stitching on sleeves.
    • 10.Buttonholes: Will be Reese machined ½ inch from finished edge. There will be no buttonholes in lapels.
    • 11.Edges: Single-stitched ¼ inch, collar, front edge, pockets and flaps.
    • 12.Seams: All seams will be plain.
    • 13.Shoulder Epaulets: Epaulets will measure approximately 2 ¼ inches at the shoulder seam, tapering to 1 ¾ inches at edge of collar and extending under the collar. One 24 ligne CPD button will be sunk through epaulet at the edge of the collar and sewn to the shoulder.
    • 14.Nameplate Reinforcement: Reinforcement of same material as blouse will be sewn on the outside and will not exceed 2 ¼ inches by ½ inch. Two round metal eyelets will be sewn into the reinforcement, spaced 1 5/8 inches apart and will be placed ¼ inch above the top edge of the pocket flap on the right breast, centered. The thread for the eyelets will be of the same color and be colorfast.
    • 15.Star Reinforcement: Cut from blue broadcloth, rectangular in shape, with two round metal eyelets. Will be sewn on the outside and will be 2 inches in length and 7/8 inch wide. Eyelets will be spaced 1 ¼ inches apart. Bottom of star reinforcement will be ¾ inch above top edge of left breast pocket, eyelets centered with buttons of flap.
    • 16.City of Chicago Flag Patch: Wool/felt, sewn on right shoulder, centered 1 ¼ inches below outer shoulder seam.
    • 17.CPD Patch: Wool/felt, sewn on left shoulder, ¾ inch below outer shoulder seam.
  • E.MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS/LABELS:
    All garments will be permanently labeled with the manufacturer country of origin, size, fiber content, and care instructions. A label indicating that the garment is a Chicago Police Department approved item will be sewn inside the right inside pocket. The label will include the date of manufacture. The label stitching will not be visible on the flap front. No manufacturer or representative may suggest that a garment is an approved Chicago Police Department garment without prior inspection of a completed sample and written authorization of the Director, Research and Development Division, Chicago Police Department.
II.BLOUSE - FEMALE
  • A.DESIGN:
    A women's style, single-breasted, four button, straight front (no button stand), peak lapels, semi-drape front, and semi-fitted back. Four plain patch pockets with scalloped flaps to button. Side vents, coat length to extend just below the buttocks. Blouses are to have shoulder epaulets of the same material.
  • B.MATERIAL:
    Wool
    • 1.Style #1113, medium weight, Brawny Blue, 14 ounce
    • 2.Style #460-96, Raeford worsted, 14 ounce
    • 3.Style #386-14, P&F, Metcalf Bros., 14 ounce
  • C.COLOR:
    Dark navy blue
  • D.CONSTRUCTION:
    • 1.Collar: The collar will be a 1 ¾ inch wide at back center, 3 ¼ inches from edge of break line, and 1 ½ inches from notch to edge. There will be blue wool undercollar cloth. The collar stand will be 1 1/8 inches wide and be substantially stitched for firmness.
    • 2.Lapels: The lapels will be 7 ½ inches to 8 inches long on the outside edge to the top buttonhole and will be 4 inches from point to breakline. The notch will be 2 ¼ inches deep.
    • 3.Pockets: All pockets will be #2.50 heavy drill, 72 by 60 count.
      • a.Outside Pockets: Two upper breast pockets, blind patch, will be 5 inches wide by 6 inches long measured from top of flap to bottom of patch. A three-pointed scalloped flap with button, stitched down at sides. Flaps will be 2 inches from top to points. The top of the pocket will be on a line with the top button of the coat and will be placed on a straight line with the edge of the coat, 3 ¾ inches from finished edge. Two lower pockets will be plain blind patch and will be 6 inches wide by 8 inches long measured from top of flap to bottom of patch. A three-pointed scalloped flap to button at center, and stitched down at sides. Flaps to measure 3 inches from top of flap to points. The top of the pocket will be on a line with the lower button and will be on a straight line with the edge of the coat, 4 ½ inches from finished edge.
      • b.Inside Pockets: Two horizontal upper breast pockets 6 inches wide by 7 inches deep. Top of pockets will be placed mid-way between top and second buttons. Lower cash pocket on left side will be 4 ½ inches wide by 5 inches deep.
    • 4.Facing: Inside facing will be of same material as coat, cut in one piece and shall not be less than 6 inches at the top and tapering to not less than 3 ½ inches at the bottom.
    • 5.Side Vents: To have two side vents in side seams, not less than 7 inches nor more than 8 inches long and to be fastened with two snaps on each side.
    • 6.Body Lining: One-half lined with yoke and sleeves will be of 120 count dark rayon lining. Reinforcement on both foreparts sewn over lining of C.M. London Company #6000, to extend from facing to side seams, 8 ½ inches wide and placed 3 ½ inches below armhole line. The bottom of the lining will be sewn down all around.
    • 7.Arm Shields: To be made of same material as coat, piped and machine sewn to lining.
    • 8.Buttons: Four buttons will be placed on the left side of the coat, 1 ½ inches from finished edge. Buttons will be spaced vertically equidistant 3 ½ inches apart. Buttons will be securely sewn through and reinforced from inside with 18 ligne black buttons.
    • 9.Sleeve Buttons: Two 26 ligne CPD buttons sunk near back seam at wrist. The first button will be 2 inches from the bottom edge and the second button will be 1 ¼ inches apart from first. No stitching on sleeves.
    • 10.Buttonholes: Will be Reese machined ½ inch from finished edge. There will be no buttonholes in lapels.
    • 11.Edges: Single-stitched ¼ inch, collar, front edge, pockets and flaps.
    • 12.Seams: All seams will be plain.
    • 13.Shoulder Epaulets: Epaulets will measure approximately 2 ¼ inches at the shoulder seam, tapering to 1 ¾ inches at edge of collar and extending under the collar. One 24 ligne CPD button will be sunk through epaulet at the edge of the collar and sewn to the shoulder.
    • 14.Nameplate Reinforcement: Reinforcement of same material as blouse will be sewn on the outside and will not exceed 2 ¼ inches by ½ inch. Two round metal eyelets will be spaced 1 5/8 inches apart and will be placed ¼ inch above the top edge of the pocket flap on the right breast, centered. The thread for the eyelets will be of the same color and be colorfast.
    • 15.Star Reinforcement: Cut from blue broadcloth, rectangular in shape, with two round metal eyelets. Will be sewn on the outside and will be 2 inches in length and 7/8 inch wide. Eyelets will be spaced 1 ¼ inches apart. Bottom of badge reinforcement will be ¾ inch above top edge of left breast pocket, eyelets centered with buttons of flap.
    • 16.City of Chicago Flag Patch: Wool/felt, sewn on right shoulder, centered 1 ¼ inches below outer shoulder seam.
    • 17.CPD Patch: Wool/felt, sewn on left shoulder, ¾ inch below outer shoulder seam.
  • E.MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS/LABELS:
    All garments will be permanently labeled with the manufacturer country of origin, size, fiber content, and care instructions. A label indicating that the garment is a Chicago Police Department approved item will be sewn inside the right inside pocket. The label will include the date of manufacture. The label stitching will not be visible on the flap front. No manufacturer or representative may suggest that a garment is an approved Chicago Police Department garment without prior inspection of a completed sample and written authorization of the Director, Research and Development Division, Chicago Police Department.
Eddie T. Johnson
Superintendent of Police
15-020 JJR