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Navy Officer Dress Blue jacket- how did I do?


BigBrother

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Well, for those of you who at all recall my relatively few posts on here, I’m getting into putting together various service and work uniforms from WWII.

 

Even though Navy Officer service wasn’t near the front of the line for me, I came across what I think was an amazing find yesterday at a vintage store.

 

Have a look. I have no clue what era this is from; my cursory search online showed that it *could* serve as WWII but you guys are the experts!

 

Anyway, I don’t think this thing could’ve been tailored for me any better, it is in almost new condition (small amounts of fraying on the sleeve ribbons/insignia and a few very small holes in the lining near the label where, I just realized upon second inspection and judging from their size/positions, I think a name tag used to be sewn). Other than that, looks straight from the factory.

 

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$5

 

How did I do? :)

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Tags were used in WWII era. Did you check the tag inside the inside pocket for name/date.

If it fits you did great, though stripped officer SDB uniforms don’t often sell for much. I bought a nice named WWII Brooks Brothers SDB for not much more. Not having to pay a fortune for alterations is the big score.


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CNY Militaria

They aren’t all that desirable unless the name researches out to something really interesting in the service/award history. It’s not uncommon to find these for $5-15 each at shows.  

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4 hours ago, BigBrother said:

Really, these things go for $5?

Yep, and at that, it may take you awhile to find a buyer.  I would expand on CNY’s spot-on statement, and say that a lot of Navy items are like that - including jumpers, etc.  Again, unless something stellar comes back on the name.  
 

The difference between these and 80s Woodland BDUs is that you can hunt in the BDUs.  :) 

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Do you know from anything shown above if it would stand out as wrong for WWII? I always thought the Cracker Jack was remarkable in how little it has changed, but looking at SDB now I’m amazed at how unchanged it seems to be (?) What do you think?

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Do you know from anything shown above if it would stand out as wrong for WWII? I always thought the Cracker Jack was remarkable in how little it has changed, but looking at SDB now I’m amazed at how unchanged it seems to be (?) What do you think?

Other than material I’m not sure the officer SDB jacket has changed since WWII. The pants may have changed with difference in fashion but I have never checked.


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I’m thinking this jacket belonged to Jerry Harry Funk, who was commissioned in 1943. It doesn’t appear that he made it above LTJG, so this is probably his WW2 vintage uniform.

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Holy crap.. you found that? That’s amazing, yet I suppose a bit unsurprising given you guys really, really know how to research this. I’m impressed! Do you have any geographical information about him? (Or can just send a link?)

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