One of the most iconic, most recognisable and most in demand pieces of vintage military clothing on the planet! I get more requests for hook deck jackets than anything else, and it's a absolute pleasure to present this salty beauty for sale.
The hook deck jackets were introduced in the later part of 1942 when the zip closure on the 'jungle cloth jackets (blue winter type)' proved difficult to open and close in gloves. The navy looked to firefighters and lifted the hook closure from their heavy outer coats.
Built of a tough jungle cloth shell with a wool lining, these deck jackets were built to last, and like this one, many were worn to hell. And much the better this looks for it, the perfect fade, and just enough salt to keep it beautiful.
This is in well used condition. I've restored and rebuilt the cuffs, replacing the knits and patching up some of the holes that had developed of the years, but do expect bags of character. The blue had faded to a stunning grey, with a mottled appearing throughout. This appears never to have had the stencil on the back, but there is some lettering beneath the neck. The lining is in great shape!
- No tag but likely would have been a 38
- Pit to pit 22"
- Shoulder to shoulder 18"
- Shoulder to cuff 25"
- Collar to hem 25.5"