WWII USN swimsuit

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These vintage swim trunks were late-war issue, made for the United States navy. They are wool, with a diamond shaped crotch gusset and belt loops. They have a modern web belt.

Waist (unstretched): 15″ (doubled = 30″)
Waist (stretched): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Side Seam: 9″
Rise: 11″

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WWII USN swimsuit – 42

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These vintage swim trunks were made during WWII for the United States Navy. They are a large size 42 waist, and were sold to me as New Old Stock, probably because of their uncommon size. They were manufactured for the Clothing Supply Office from 100% wool. They were made under contract no. N140-62236s-39527B. They have a high waisted cut, a drawstring waist, flapped coin/key pocket, and diamond shaped crotch gusset. The front is lined with soft cotton.

Waist (unstretched): 14-1/2″ (doubled = 29″)
Waist (stretched): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Side Seam: 12″
Rise: 17″

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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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Vietnam era G-1 leather flight jacket

To compare with one made about 20 years before this, see this post.

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This vintage leather G-1 flight jacket dates from the Vietnam war era. It feels like it may be one of the cowhide ones as opposed to the usual goat. It has a bi-swing back, and knit cuffs and waistband. The zipper is missing the puller, and is separating from the leather in some places- so it needs to be replaced. The leather has all been freshly cleaned and conditioned, however, it still has a mildew smell from decades of storage which I have been unable to remove, so keep that in mind.

Chest: 20″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Shoulder to end of knit: 24″

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WWII 10 button peacoat

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This vintage peacoat was issued during WWII. It has the ten button front, with corduroy pockets, and is made of kersey wool. It is missing one of the front buttons (easily sourced), and one has been re-sewn at some point with red thread. It is marked with the original owner’s name, Campbell, and is missing the original tag.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Shoulder to Cuff: 25″

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Early Issue G-1 leather flight jacket

This vintage leather jacket was made for the USN.  It is goat, with a real mouton collar.  It has an action back, knit cuffs and waistband, a windflap and an interior gun pocket.  There are stitch marks from a nametag from when it was issued.  The town, “Poultney, VT” is written in the lining.  The cuffs are replacements, and all the knits are in need of replacement.  The main zipper is Conmar, with what may be a replacement conmatic puller. The prong of the zipper is missing, as are some teeth by the neck.  The mouton is worn through and flaking. The lining is torn and repaired.
Chest: 22″
Sleeve: 24″
Shoulders: 17″
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WWII USN bathing suit

Now on eBay! LINK

This is a vintage WWII issued USN bathing suit. It is cotton knit. with a drawstring waist, key pocket and crotch gusset. The front of the suit is lined. It is stenciled inside Bramble JB. There are scattered holes in the fabric, so I wouldn’t recommend wearing this one.

Waist (unstretched): 11-1/2″ (doubled = 23″)
Waist (Stretched): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Rise: 15″
Side Seam: 10″

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