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Royal Navy Ventile Deck Smock - BIL Belstaff Made
Royal Navy Ventile Deck Smock - BIL Belstaff Made
Royal Navy Ventile Deck Smock - BIL Belstaff Made
Royal Navy Ventile Deck Smock - BIL Belstaff Made
Royal Navy Ventile Deck Smock - BIL Belstaff Made
Royal Navy Ventile Deck Smock - BIL Belstaff Made
Royal Navy Ventile Deck Smock - BIL Belstaff Made
Royal Navy Ventile Deck Smock - BIL Belstaff Made
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Royal Navy Ventile Deck Smock - BIL Belstaff Made

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This piece could be the best designed piece of British military clothing of the later half of the 20th century. No-nonsense, built like a tank and the true embodiment of function over form. But what a form it is. The design began in the 50s, but really came into itself in the cold, unforgiving waters of the South Atlantic where it was well liked by Royal Navy crews heading to the Falklands. Tough double layered ventile fabric and so many details I really don't know where to start.

This one is one of the very rare early Belstaff made versions. The BIL on the tag (standing for Belstaff International Limited) puts the timeframe for manufacturing into the 70s. These are much sought after, and very much considered the most desirable and indemand of these much coveted smocks.

Condition

Perfect used condition, no damage, but beautiful fade and patina.

Size

  • Tagged a size 3, fits a modern med/large
  • Pit to pit 24:
  • Shoulder to shoulder 20” approx raglan
  • Shoulder to cuff 24” approx raglan
  • Collar to hem 27"