Ralph Lauren Deck Jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271449035189
This jacket was made by Ralph Lauren under the Polo label. Its design is heavily influenced by early pattern USN N-1 deck jackets. It blends the styling of the button and the hook front ones. It is made from 100% cotton, in a soft knit. The jacket has a bell shaped Talon zipper, knit collar, cuffs and waistband. It has semicircular patch pockets, ventilation grommets at the underarms, a fly front and a buttoned throat latch / chinstrap.

Tagged Size: L
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to end of cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to end of waistband): 27″

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Steve Alan Shawl Collar Deck Jacket

This Shawl Collar deck jacket seems to be from Steve Alan’s 2009-2010 collection. Originally, depending on the store, it sold somewhere in the $350-$475 range, so not a cheap jacket. Proudly made in the USA. People go on about how much better US made goods are, and I agree from a standpoint of employment. Yet sometime between me ordering this jacket and it arriving, the bottom snap fell off. And within five minutes of me owning it, the second one dropped off. Thankfully, snap replacement is cheap, and it’s a great looking style, but for a jacket made in the USA and sold at that price, I would expect less shoddy workmanship.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271165248496

This lightweight cotton jacket was made in the USA by Steve Alan. It is unworn, with tags, but the two bottom snaps have dropped off. It has patch cargo pockets and handwarmer pockets. The style takes influence from WWII deck jackets.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″

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Steal Your Face

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281033527632

This vintage coat has a green cotton shell and an alpaca pile liner.  It has slash handwarmer pocket and flapped cargo pockets, a zip front with a buttoned flap, button cuff straps and knit storm cuffs.  At some point, a “steal your face” Grateful Dead patch was added.
Chest: 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Sleeve: 25″
Length: 40″

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USN cold weather jacket

I’m not sure what the designation on this one is, other than that is is a Navy piece. It has a full removable alpaca lining and a cotton shell. Handwarmer pockets, flapped pockets, and a brass talon zipper. It got the hippie treatment later on in its life, probably bought surplus, and now proudly sports a Greatful Dead patch on its shoulder.

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