Handbags

Found in Section 27.13 Page 162

Applies to Gender Female

a. Handbag, clutch-type, leather, polyurethane, or vinyl.

(1) Type. The handbag is an optional purchase item.

(2) Description. The handbag is black and is made of leather, polyurethane, or vinyl, in a commercial design with a

zipper, snap, or envelope-type closure. The handbag may have a wrist strap, but not a shoulder strap.

(3) How worn. Females may carry the clutch-type handbag with the female service uniforms, and with the utility uniforms while in a garrison (non-field) environment. The leather version of this handbag is authorized for use with the

female Army blue uniform, during and after duty hours.

b. Handbag, fabric or leather, black, dress.

(1) Type. The handbag is an optional purchase item.

(2) Description. The handbag is untrimmed, in black leather or fabric, of a commercial design, envelope or clutch

style, with or without a chain or strap.

(3) Wear.

(a) Females may carry the black leather handbag with the Army blue uniform, during and after duty hours. (b) Females may carry the black fabric handbag with the black, white, and blue mess and evening mess uniforms. It

is also authorized for use with the Army blue uniform, after duty hours. c. Handbag, fabric or leather, white, dress.

(1) Type. The handbag is an optional purchase item.

(2) Description. The handbag is untrimmed, in white leather or fabric, of a commercial design, envelope or clutch style, with or without a chain or strap.

(3) Wear.

(a) Females may carry the white leather handbag when wearing the Army white dress uniform, during or after duty hours.

(b) The white fabric handbag is authorized for use with the Army all-white mess uniform. Females also may carry the handbag when wearing the Army white dress uniform, after duty hours.

(4) The handbag and shoes must be made of the same or similar material.

d. Handbag, shoulder, black.

(1) Type. The handbag is a one-time cash allowance item as part of the initial clothing bag allowance.

(2) Description. The handbag is a commercial design, black, in polyurethane or leather, with a shoulder strap

attached.

(3) How worn. Females may carry this handbag with the service and Army blue uniforms, and with utility uniforms

while in a garrison (non-field) environment. Females may carry the bag in the hand or wear it over one shoulder. Soldiers may not wear the shoulder bag in such a manner that the strap is draped diagonally across the body, with the purse resting on the hip opposite the shoulder holding the strap.