Toward the middle of the war, the US Navy would look to update and improve its uniforms to allow it to operate effectively across all the theatres in which is was operating. To do this it looked at pieces from the other services that could be redesigned. The N4 Field Jacket was one of the pieces produced. Very closely related to the Army's M41, the N4 was a similar design with a few updates including removing the epaulettes, and the colour becoming olive drab over the Army's khaki. They were made for Navy personnel who operated on shore, medics, seabees etc
The particular example looks to have been used well into the 1950s, with a a selection of stunning patches that date from the late 40s through to the mid 50s.
In used but solid condition. There is some fraying to the bottom of the cuffs and the collar, but the shell is in great shape. The original Conmar bell zip works perfectly, and the lining is absolutely perfect.
- No tag but fits a modern medium/large
- Pit to pit 23"
- Shoulder to shoulder 19"
- Shoulder to cuff 24"
- Collar to hem 26"