1948 China Navy Souvenir jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271900878870
This vintage jacket was made in the 1940s as a souvenir of a tour in China. It is a waist length wool jacket, with shirt style pockets and an extension tab waistband. The quality of the wool makes me think the jacket itself was Theatre made rather than a cut down uniform. It is embroidered with dragons on the insides of the cuffs, liberty cuff style, a junk and a rickshaw on the breast pockets, and a dragon on the back. The back reads, “Tsing Tao, Hong Kong, Shanghai, China, 1948”. The front of the jacket bears the original owner’s name, Don C. Yanders, who served aboard submarines during WWII and who was stationed in China in the immediate post-war years.

Chest (pit to pit): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22″

 photo edit china_1.jpg

 photo DSCF6545.jpg

 photo DSCF6546.jpg

 photo DSCF6547.jpg

 photo DSCF6548.jpg

 photo DSCF6549.jpg

 photo DSCF6551.jpg

WWII USMC vest – China souvenir embroidery

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271900896843
This vintage vest was made in the late war period. It is green cotton with an alpaca pile lining. It has a mid-late 1940s round hole Talon zipper, and a full embroidered back with a dragon and the years 1945-1946.

Chest (side to side): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Length: 22″

 photo edit tourvest.jpg

 photo DSCF6552.jpg

 photo DSCF6553.jpg

 photo DSCF6555.jpg

Coffee

1940s “Imperial Cap Works” Flat cap. They just don’t make caps like this any more. Not with this shape, this cut, this fabric. Modern caps just don’t cut it in the looks department. But these old ones are a pain to find and to recognize when going through page after page of terrible ebay ads.

Photobucket