Vintage Alpha N-3B Extreme Cold Weather Parka Snorkel Hood M / L
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 military style snorkel parka with a faux fur trim hood. This jacket was manufactured by Alpha Industries, Inc.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition with general signs of wear, abrasion and discolouration throughout. There are two circular burn holes; one to the right arm (as worn), and one to the inner fabric of the left cuff. There has been a stitch repair to the left inner rib cuff, and there is some stitching missing from the back neck label.
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.
COLOUR: Green/ Blue. This is quite an unusual colour a bit like a two tone and can look more blue or more green in different lights.
SIZE: M but this is a generous cut and fits more like M / L (UK Sizing) with a 54in full external chest and the overall 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: 100% Nylon Shell and Lining, 100% Synthetic Fiber Interlining.
- Ideal zip front with button storm flap
- Hand warmer pockets with snap entry
- 2 front lower snap flap pockets
- Arm zip and pen pockets
- Rib storm cuffs
- Internal waist drawcord
- Body and sleeves lined and wadded
- Back neck hanger loop
- Part faux 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): 27in (68.5cm)
B - SLEEVE - armpit to cuff end: 18in (45.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - n/a
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 32.5in (82.5cm)
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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