One of the most popular and iconic pieces of military clothing ever made, and I'm always happy when I can find them for the store. The US Navy adopted denim as part of its uniform in 1901, and would make numerous garments in this most popular of fabrics, but few are as enduring as the shawl neck. Worn during WW2, these garments would come to represent the enlisted sailor, and be worn both whilst working and on shore.
This particular example has a few details that date it to the pre-war era. Most notably the denim on the sleeves has been cut across the grain rather than down it, this detail I've only seen on very example examples from the late WW1 period. It comes with a mixture of copper coast guard buttons and plastic navy buttons.
This is in worn vintage condition, it's got a few areas of wear and some small holes, along with staining, paint flecks etc. But this wear has produced a simply stunning garment, a wonderful patina that shows a life well lived.
- No tag, but fits a modern large to XL
- Pit to pit 23.5"
- Shoulder to shoulder 18.5"
- Shoulder to cuff 26.5"
- Collar to hem 26"