The ultimate winter garment, solid as a rock and warm as hell. The D2 Mechanic Parka was introduced in 1944 as a replacement for the sheepskin D1 jacket, but must have only seen very limited use as images of men wearing it are as rare as the jackets themselves. A two piece construction with an alpaca inner and a double layered cotton outer shell provides extreme warmth and comfort. The very few photos that I've seen show these were used in the frosty Korean winters, and by USAF Mountain Rescue teams.
The jacket is very wearable, and has tons of character, but has been heavily repaired over the years. There are many areas of wear and patches, with major repairs having been made to the lower back and sleeves - all pictured. A couple of the press studs (two in the hood, and one in the sleeve) that connect the inner and outer have been removed, but this doesn't affect the jacket at all.
- Tagged a size medium, and will fit a modern medium
- Pit to pit 26"
- Shoulder to shoulder 24"
- Shoulder to cuff 23.5"
- Collar to hem 31"