M421a repro by Ralph Lauren

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This jacket was made by Ralph Lauren, inspired by the WWII USN M-421a summer flight jacket. It is made of lightweight cotton twill, unlined, with a half-belt back, bi-swing shoulders, a bell shaped Talon zip, flapped patch pockets, the left of which has a pen slot, and an internal vertical snapped breast pocket.

Chest (pit to pit): 25-1/2″ (doubled = 51″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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1940s USPHS bridge coat

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This vintage bridge coat was made in the 1940s, during WWII for a director of the USPHS. It was made by SSS clothes and bears a 1939 union label. Unlike most bridge coats with their anchor buttons, this one has special medical buttons for its organisation, with a crossed anchor and Caduceus. There are four braids on the sleeve, which for the Navy would indicate a rank of Captain, and for the US Public Health Service denote a rank of Director.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″

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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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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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