Very rare and sort after stenciled N-1 Deck Jacket
Made in USA for the United States Navy
Introduced in 1944 as the 3rd pattern US Navy Deck Jacket - The N-1. Made famous by celebrities such as James Dean, Paul Newman etc. and also favored by veterans, bikers, hot rodders and outcasts.
Outer made of 100% cotton Grosgrain referred to as “Jungle Cloth”
Light tan/khaki color
Inner lining made of 100% alpaca wool
Original Talon zipper
3 original buttons and 3 replacement buttons
Storm flap on collar
Stenciled on the back - USS GURKE G85
Air vents at armpits
Very warm and very durable
Condition: (G+) Good vintage condition considered that these work jackets usually have plenty of wear. Some smaller holes and fraying of normal wear. One small repair on right front side and another small repair on right sleeve. See pics. Cuffs and pockets are in good condition. Almost no shedding on collar, which is quite rare to see. Inner lining is perfect.
Size:This jacket is missing its label. It fits a mens modern M in our opinion. Could also fit a mens short L with just a thin layer under. Please bare in mind that these jackets are heavily lined. Please see measurements below: