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#1 wwnuttycollector

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 03:41 PM

Hey Everyone

 

While I have been collecting WW2 USMC uniforms & gear for well over 40years, I occasionally picked up some uniforms when I was unsure of the era (POST WW2)

 

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This jacket is one such piece - I would greatly appreciate any help identifying the era/period

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



#2 Steve B.

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 04:56 PM

I find it difficult to read the “cursive” font and always just skip past any posts using it.

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 04:57 PM

Definitely not an "issue" blouse, and not a WWII one.  My first impression is that it is an officer tailored blouse with enlisted rank on it.  The quality of the fabric is the kind of thing officer's blouses were made of, though I have run across proper privately made enlisted blouses with officer quality cloth were legitimate pieces.  The shoulder straps with are not sewn down with an "X" at their base suggests further it is not WWII, That was done away with in the few years after WWII.  The brass belt loops also suggest officer.  If you can, could you please post a close up picture or two of the buttons?

 

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:23 PM

Definitely not an "issue" blouse, and not a WWII one.  My first impression is that it is an officer tailored blouse with enlisted rank on it.  The quality of the fabric is the kind of thing officer's blouses were made of, though I have run across proper privately made enlisted blouses with officer quality cloth were legitimate pieces.  The shoulder straps with are not sewn down with an "X" at their base suggests further it is not WWII, That was done away with in the few years after WWII.  The brass belt loops also suggest officer.  If you can, could you please post a close up picture or two of the buttons?

 

Steve

 

Here you go Steve

 

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Edited by wwnuttycollector, 17 July 2019 - 05:24 PM.


#5 themick

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:04 PM

They appear to be normal enlisted buttons.  So, my conclusion is this is a privately made blouse for an enlisted man.  As I mentioned above, they are out there. I would put the era as post WWII, more likely Korean War era.

 

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#6 wwnuttycollector

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:25 AM

Thank you Steve for clearing up an old mystery for me.

 

I picked this up many years ago & forgot about it until coming across it in storage recently

 

Thanks again!



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:05 PM

I have seen a few like this over the years. Definitely officer quality but for an enlisted man.

My two cents.

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#8 wwnuttycollector

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 02:39 PM

I have seen a few like this over the years. Definitely officer quality but for an enlisted man.

My two cents.

Kurt

 

Thanks for the verification Kurt

 

Someone must have had a run of good luck with cards or dice and decided to splurge !




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