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USN Deck Jackets period / repop

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by 4444Design, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. 4444Design

    4444Design Familiar Face

    i always liked US Navy garment due to the fact that it is functional and Looks cool

    during the time i gathered some Pictures i want to share - maybe some of you have some pics to add

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    interesting with this Picture is the short blue jacket with the clasps for closure with a clearly visible USN stencil on the chest

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    the next 2 must be corea-war period coz the Mission-marks on the planes are stars but no japanese "Rising Sun" or german swastika

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  2. 4444Design

    4444Design Familiar Face

    Close combat Training

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    photo from D-Day in Normandy - stencil on the back "LCI 539" says "Landing Craft Infantry"

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    deck jacket and BIBs / coveralls in Sub-Service

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  3. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

    Great photos guys! Thanks!
     
  4. Peacoat

    Peacoat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I too, like the Navy outerwear. I have a deck jacket, an extreme cold weather jacket, and, of course, a whole bunch of peacoats. All cool looking and functional.

    Thanks for the photos.
     
  5. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

    Yep, USN knew they were choosing stylish uniforms for sure. So many 'style classics' among USN uniform designs.
     
  6. 4444Design

    4444Design Familiar Face

    some more pics

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    interesting here is the M43 jacket on one of the offc. and the M41 Jacket in the Army Version (Khaki) on the admiral

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    off course no deck jacket but NAVY issue anyway

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    Last edited: Jan 29, 2015
  7. Is that last one the Summer/tropical issue cotton jacket for Navy pilots?
     
  8. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

    The 37J1A and 37J1B. This one looks to be the B. Though not sure unless there is a pic of the back.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2015
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  9. 4444Design

    4444Design Familiar Face

    Part of my USN Jacket collection:

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    Vintage N1 - size 44


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    Pike Brothers N1 Size L


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    N1 Repop bring along from Japan - the only one in my size - the guy told me should be the same manufacturer like RMC


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    Vintage A2 Size "L" (42-44) Naval Security Group Activity


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    Vintage A2 Size "L" USS SURIBACHI (AE 21) Operations Dept. CIC (Combat Information Center) Details about the stencils are courtesy of "Jim Wombat"
     
  10. 4444Design

    4444Design Familiar Face

    Some more jackets:

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    Vintage A2 Size "L" Saudi Naval Expansion Program


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    Vintage A2 Size "L" Seabees Construction Div. 6


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    Vintage A2 Size "L" used by Airforce Personel


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    Vintage N2 size 42 produced by ALPHA with faded "US NAVY" stencil on back
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015
  11. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

    I had one of these, an N1 is it?. I originally paid £10 for it at a military fair, but it was full of holes at all the crease points. I tried to sell it eventually and make a few £££ but had no takers at £25, but did not loose out as I eventually sold it on for another £10. I was told that all the markings on the jacket indicated it had come from a crewman from the USS Carrier Lexington lost during the Battle of the coral Sea.
     
  12. 4444Design

    4444Design Familiar Face

    the jackets in olive with the breast-pocket are postwar A2 deck jackets

    N1 is the WW2 Version in Khaki or blue which are hard to come bye in decent sizes
     
  13. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

    Yes mine was the N1 with an alpaca lining and collar. Put me off buying a B10 due to itchiness .
     
  14. 4444Design

    4444Design Familiar Face

    i know - my repops are a bit softer but when i wear the original one for motorbike-ridin' the collar scratches my Skin off each time
     
  15. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Practically Family

    I own a repro Buzz Rickson N1 deck jacket that I love! I also own a Pike Brothers Navy Blue zip deck jacket, which is great! And, I own an original A2 Deck jacket (impermeable jacket). It's a terrific jacket, as well.

    - Ian
     
  16. Peacoat

    Peacoat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Interesting, Ian as my permeable jacket is styled an A-2, while my impermeable is labeled an A-1. The A-1 is also labeled as "Extreme Cold Weather" and has a removable liner, which is no longer with the jacket.

    The A-2 is dated 1974, I believe, as the date is hard to read, and the A-1 is dated 1962. Both appear to have a wool lining, which is quite warm.
     
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  17. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Practically Family

    My mistake. I didn't look before I posted. I was going off of memory (which was faulty).

    My "A-2" is labeled: JACKET, COLD WEATHER, PERMEABLE. It was manufactured by So-Sew Styles Inc. in 1985.

    - Ian
     
  18. 4444Design

    4444Design Familiar Face

    got a new "family member"

    N1 in size 44 stenciled front and back

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    traded in some german WW2 stuff - the guy who gave it to my again (as with my other blue N1) stated the jacket was produced by the same company which also manufactures the Buzz Rickson / Toys- and Real McCoy stuff.

    Material is not as heavy as of my Pike Brothers but heavier as of my vintage khaki N1

    see comparison of colour with some vintage USN BIBs - NOS - which I have in my collection since a couple of years

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    almost a 100% match - except the fonts of the stencils on the back are a bit more rounded

    it's all there - the cords on the bottom, no inner pocket, liner looks realistic to me too

    can someone judge wether the jacket is at least "near" the famous brands or still far away

    also found some deck helmets which I got a few years back at my "quartermasters" ...

    interesting shades of colour - from left to right unissued to heavily faded

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  19. breezer

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