Vintage 80s USAF N-3B Extreme Cold Weather Parka Snorkel Hood L Oversized
In 1945, the U.S. Army Air Force issued the Jacket, Aircrew, Heavy, Type N-3, the first of a long line of very successful N-3 style parkas. The N-3 evolved into the N-3B by 1958, described as 'for aircrew members in extremely cold environments'. The N-3B is also known as a "Snorkel Parka" because the hood can be zipped up, leaving only a small opening (the snorkel) for looking out.
This is a vintage N-3B USAF military snorkel parka with a faux-fur trim hood and the back neck label dates this to 1981. Manufactured by Workroom for Designers Inc.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition with general heavy signs of wear, discolouration and marks throughout, in particular to the front, and dark marks to the right cuff area, which gives a nice well worn appeal. There is a small 5mm hole just above the lower right snap pocket (as worn), and to the back right hem there is a small 5mm hole and a stitch repair. Not quite perfect but a great looking original parka that has seen some action.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear and will not smell like new, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
SIZE: L (UK Sizing) with a very generous 56in full external chest this could also fit size XL, as it was designed for an oversized fit (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
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EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 28in (71cm)
B - SLEEVE - armpit to cuff end: 18.5in (47cm)
C - SHOULDER - n/a
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 33in (84cm)
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