More old olive US Navy stuff

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    ripcord
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    More old olive US Navy stuff

    Post by ripcord on Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:24 pm

    Probably a 50s USN N1 deck parka.

    The wooly liner must have provided considerable warmth and itching

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    Re: More old olive US Navy stuff

    Post by sh4pak on Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:09 am

    Alpaca lined?

    If so, that's a score-- in my opinion, for the sake of function. Not *quite* as toasty as shearling, but pretty close. Definitely better than poly-- at least for more civil, non-maritime applications (salt spray & alpaca could be terrible over time, I guess).

    Either way-- I like it.
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    Re: More old olive US Navy stuff

    Post by ripcord on Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:00 pm

    Thanks for your comments,

    The liner, unfortunately, is not alpaca. It is a mix of wool and viscose material.

    Warm, but itchy if worn against the skin. Back in those days, function, not comfort, was a priority.

    This thing is still an amazing garment that has survived in excellent shape....

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