Developed in 1944 for the US Navy, the N-1 deck jacket is truly an icon and this is the best example we have seen. Not only that, but it is a scarcer size 42 - a contemporary Medium.
It is the deck jacket we've been seeking for years and is priced accordingly.
Customers seeking a more afforable, but high quality option may wish to opt for our reproduction jacket by Pike Brothers, which we feel compares well to this original.
Made from hard-wearing 'jungle cloth' - or 'Bedford' cord - and lined with Alpaca, the N-1 offered protection from the elements in style. It became one of the most popular garments ever issued and many sailors continued to wear theirs into civilian life.
This original 1940s jacket is in superb condition with no rips or tears and only minimal wear to the collar at the front (pictured). The lining is excellent and the outer cuffs and the concealed, knitted cuffs have no wear to their edges. The brass Waldes zip works perfectly and all its buttons are intact.
There are some white salt marks, however, and we have elected to keep this patination as it adds character. It would probably wash out, but we have decided to leave this at the discretion of its next owner.
The only other issues are that the spec label and drawstring are missing, some very minor balling on the back, and a few small moth holes on the knitted wool cuffs, however, these are concealed in normal use and do not affect its everyday appearance or wear.
- Chest, pit-to-pit: 23.5"
- Across shoulders: 19.5"
- Sleeves, from under-arm: 23"
- Collar to hem: 26"
- Outer layer of densely woven 'jungle cloth'
- Alpaca lining for all-year warmth
- Bell-shaped Waldes (of Long Island) zipper
- Spec. label missing
- Hidden knitted cuffs
- Stand-up collar with V-stitching
- Button-fastening chin strap