Vintage 60s USAF N-3B Extreme Cold Weather US Air Force Snorkel Parka XL
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 real fur trim hood which dates this to circa 1960s. Made in the USA.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition with heavy signs of wear, abrasion and discolouration/ marks throughout. There is fur missing in a number of areas from the trim of the hood and some holes to the hood lining, as well as the underside of the cuffs showing heavy signs of abrasion. Overall considering the age it still holds its own as a great parka and it comes with bags of character.
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: No size label and this fits like XL (UK Sizing) with a generous 58in full external chest and the overall typical boxy fit - but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: Nylon Shell; Wool Interlining; Real Fur Trim Hood
- Conmar brass zip front with buttoned storm flap
- Hand warmer pockets with snap entry
- 2 front lower snap flap pockets
- Scovill zip cigarette and pen combination pocket
- Rib storm cuffs
- Inner drawcord waist
- Body and sleeves lined and wadded
- Back neck hanger loop
- Fur hood trim
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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): 29in (74cm)
B - SLEEVE - armpit to cuff end: 17.5in (44.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - n/a
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 33in (84m)
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Please do not solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand.
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