Vintage USN 60s Vietnam Era US Navy Kersey Wool Pea Coat Reefer Jacket M / L FRONT
Vintage USN 60s Vietnam Era US Navy Kersey Wool Pea Coat Reefer Jacket M / L back
Vintage USN 60s Vietnam Era US Navy Kersey Wool Pea Coat Reefer Jacket M / L chest
Vintage USN 60s Vietnam Era US Navy Kersey Wool Pea Coat Reefer Jacket M / L collar
Vintage USN 60s Vietnam Era US Navy Kersey Wool Pea Coat Reefer Jacket M / L lining
Vintage USN 60s Vietnam Era US Navy Kersey Wool Pea Coat Reefer Jacket M / L hem
Vintage USN 60s Vietnam Era US Navy Kersey Wool Pea Coat Reefer Jacket M / L pocket
Vintage USN 60s Vietnam Era US Navy Kersey Wool Pea Coat Reefer Jacket M / L lining

Vintage USN 60s Vietnam Era US Navy Kersey Wool Pea Coat Reefer Jacket M / L

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The US Navy Peacoat was adopted during the early 20th Century, from Britain's Royal Navy Reefer Jacket. The Royal Navy's first regulations for uniforms for other ranks were issued in 1857, a century after the regulations for officers, and this garment was originally used by Midshipmen (Reefers). These crewmen had to climb the rigging and furl and unfurl, or 'reef', the sails of the sailing ships of the era. 


The jacket was short, to allow ease of movement through the rigging. It had a double breasted front, which displaced the buttons to each side; this helped reduce the chance of them getting caught on ropes, as the wearer manoeuvres the sails.  


This is a vintage USN Enlisted Man's Vietnam era wool pea coat with 8 button front fastening, fully lined, with cord lined pockets. The internal label is missing but the 8 button front, kersey wool and cord pockets date this to circa 1960s. 


Used and in very good vintage condition considering the age, with general signs of wear and abrasion. There are some red paint marks on the internal lining, which have been put there to hide previous names and stencils. An amazing jacket that has stood the test of time. Freshly steamed and ready for its new owner. 


All our vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.


COLOUR: Dark Navy Blue


SIZE: No size label and this fits like M / L (UK Sizing) with a 44in 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% Kersey Wool. The jacket weighs approx 2.4kg.


DETAILS:

- 8 button double breasted front 

- Military anchor buttons

- Handwarmer welt pockets cord lined

- Internal welt pockets

- Rear centre vent 

- Fully lined

- Fabric back neck hanger loop


HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: 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. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.


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): 22in (56cm)

B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 26in (66cm)

C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 19.5in (49.5cm)

D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 33.5in (85cm)


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