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US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket
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US Navy 1943 Blue Hook Deck Jacket

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 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 an absolute pleasure to present this 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 hard. And much the better this looks for it, the perfect fade, and just enough salt to keep it beautiful. 

Condition

This one came to me in a sorry state, years of neglect, poor repairs and abuse had taken their toll. I've fully repaired and replaced all the knits, fixed out any major holes using original jungle clothing and lining fabric, taken out the old repairs and given it a good clean. The only old repair i've left are the hooks, which had been reattached with brass rivets, note the top hook is broken. She's now completely wearable, with care of course, though please do be mindful, that when the old repairs were done there were lots of crazy lines of stitching etc, I've taken out the thread but expect some lines of stitching, wonky panels etc.

Size

  • No tag but likely would have been a 40 or 42
  • Fits like a perfect modern medium/large 
  • Pit to pit 24"
  • Shoulder to shoulder 19"
  • Shoulder to cuff 27"
  • Collar to hem 25"