The US Navy had introduced a black flannel shirt for Officers and Chiefs in the 1920s to provide an additional layer of warmth, worn whilst at sea. These popular garments went through a number of changes in their lifetime, starting with no pockets, then two pockets in the 20s, one pockets during WW2, and back to two pockets post-war. This particular shirt is an early/mid-war one pocket version, with a printed Naval Clothing Factory tag indicating a manufacturing date around 1943. This is one of those pieces, timelessly cool, built to last and surprisingly warm!
This is in unbelievably good condition! Given the wool fabric, most of these have been savaged by moths, shrunk and torn through use. There is one tiny catch on the end of the right cuff (last picture), but otherwise she's perfect. I'm not sure whether this has been used or washed much at all!
- No size tag but fits a med/lrg
- When buttoned, the collar is a little snug for a medium, but not a problem if you don't intend to wear this closed
- Pit to pit 22"
- Shoulder to shoulder 18"
- Shoulder to cuff 24"
- Collar to hem 30.5"