Recent estate find: vintage 1940’s U. This de nim jacket features a shawl collar that flares to 3 in wid th toward the back. Two original Navy buttons and b uttons are held attached by thin rings on the reverse side (see closeups). Two large s quare f ront pockets. There is also either a scratched out blacke ned area below this or perhaps it signifies a bar? Launched May 12, 1945 and commissioned Dec. N amed a fter the bloody Battle of Tarawa. 25 length (measured from top of back collar). S houlder width 16″, underarm width 20″ and sleeve length 22. Fairly good vintage condition. Light over all wear especially around el bows and bottom hem. Bottom hem at front has frayed at the e dge (see last closeup). There is a 1″ x 1.5″ torn frayed area at bottom of one sleeve (can see in 4th pic). 5 of side s eam could use some stitche s. Two light b lack spots bottom of one poc ket (see last pic). Few light g rease stains one sleeve (ca n see in pics). Two buttons missing on front and at either side at waist. Small 1/2 rip at b ack collar seam. Ask all questions for a prompt reply. Very easy to work with – 100% satisfaction guaranteed is my number one priority. Contact me first should there be any issues, problems or concerns so I can take care of it. The item “Vtg 1940’s WWII U. S. NAVY DENIM Shawl Collar JACKET USS TARAWA AIRCRAFT CARRIER” is in sale since Wednesday, May 11, 2016. This item is in the category “Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Men’s Vintage Clothing\1930-46 (Depression, WWII)\Coats, Jackets, Sweaters”. The seller is “bbopbaby” and is located in Bentonville, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Decade: 1940s
- Size: S
- Vintage Type: True Vintage
- Material: Denim
- Type: Outerwear Coat & Jacket