Quite possibly the coolest piece that I've ever had, and for good reason. So the story goes (and I could be wrong here), these hbt shirts were made in very limited numbers for Navy personal serving in combat, Seabee Engineers or Medical Corpmen etc. Whilst very similar to their army counterparts, these feature a pocket that sits much lower, almost over the belly, the classic USN wreath donut buttons, and a pleated back. It was also missing the gasflap that is commonly removed on army examples. This particular example is tagged NXSX 29043, a contract dating to May 1943. It is named and stamped both to the front, inside and the back!
The HBT is in amazing condition, and actually shows very little use! However, the arms have been shortened (it looks amazing on!!), and there is a small repair on the underside of the right sleeve. This shirt is honestly the perfect mix of amazing condition hbt, and just enough salt!
- Tagged 38R
- Fits modern medium/large
- Pit to pit 21/22" (the pleats make the back slightly bigger)
- Shoulder to shoulder 13.5"
- Shoulder to cuff 13"
- Collar to hem 29"