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Off duty dress?


phil.co1
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phil.co1

Picked this up recently but have a few questions. Has had buttons changed so probably a civilian conversion?  Also it has no epaulettes or belt loops. No obvious signs that it ever had them.

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Hi
This is a WAC winter off duty dress,

As usual, the belt is missing and epaulettes are removed for civilian conversion
 

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Thats what I am thinking. Should it have belt loops? can someone post pictures of belt and epaulette detail please.

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So, we know that there were clothing shortages after the war. I read that the military published a pamphlet explaining how to convert uniforms to civilian wear, until the owner could find new clothing. I imagine the frustration of everyone walking around in 1946, basically still wearing their uniforms, and still being pretty much dressed like many others. But, at least they still had that in common. Sitting at the bus stop with a stranger would be easier to strike up a conversation. I guess it may have been a bit different for male Sailors, but still. 

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