Posted by Unknown March 31, This vintage jacket was made in Kansas City, Missouri, as a civilian version of the US army B-2 Flight jacket, issued in the early s, and replaced by the B-3 in The army version was made of horsehide, with a single breast pocket, attached belt zippered cuffs on the inside of the wrist, and a full alpaca lining and mouton collar. This jacket was produced with a civilian label and a few alterations to the pattern. This jacket is made from capeskin, and with handwarmer pockets instead the large breast patch pocket that was universally removed from the army production version.
Your search comes up empty, so you turn the garment inside out to look along the side or bottom seam. Not all vintage pieces have a label or tag, however — especially if it was handmade, which vintage prior to the s often was. Be sure to visit my How to Date Clothing as Vintage article for tips beyond the tag. According to my tips, what is the probable age of your favorite vintage garment?
Heavyweight wool pea coats have been sheltering sailors from the cold since the 18th century and can be a useful and stylish addition to a wardrobe. These coats originally were winter garments of British and Dutch sailors, and the name is Dutch in origin. The Dutch word "pij," for the type of wool used to make the coats, evolved into "pea. Knowing what clues to look for can help you tell the general age of a vintage Navy pea coat.
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