Why is the marines dress blue pants a lighter color from the jacket?

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Comes from a couple hundred years ago when forces would leave the fort for patrols and take jacket off (when boss wasn't around) -- and they put the jacket in a saddle bag. When they came back to the fort, they would put the jacket back on -- but the pants became slightly faded due to the sun (compared to the unexposed jacket)
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