How to Blouse Trousers

ACU Guide| Composition of the ACU| ACU Trousers| Trouser Blousing


Blousing of the trousers is a requirement when wearing the Army Combat Uniform. The DA PAM 670-1 identifies 3 methods for blousing the trousers:

  1. Tuck the trouser legs into the boots.
  2. Tie the drawstrings which are sewn into the bottom hem of the ACU trouser leg.
  3. Use a commercial blousing device.

Watch this video for a demonstration of the 3 methods and for further instruction on blousing the ACU trousers.


The preferred method for blousing the ACU trousers is the use of blousing bands. Blousing bands are 1" wide elastic strips with Velcro tabs on each end for closure. Blousing Bands can be found here on the SD-Supply web store.



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