Monday, April 11, 2011

THE US NAVY SWEATERS


Finger printing 1918 ....note the turtleneck line with its chevron weave pattern .....

Around 1941 studio portrait,showcasing the sweater worn with regulation winter work blues.....

Around 1930'S CPO turtleneck with heavier blue wool .....enlisted man's sweater up to ww2 bare the same details :chevron like weave at the shoulders and at the base of the cuffs ......


From top to bottom:1930's cpo,ww2 enlisted man,post war around 1948 enlisted man.....
Detail from top to bottom: ww2 cuff is knitted in one piece ,the 1948 cuff is sewn on ....

1930'S neck tag....

WW2 tag....

POST war tag with it's contract #......


Nothing really surfaces while searching for info about the US NAVY's wool sweater. the "blue jacket" , Navy's bible, is kinda vague about the use and regulation of this tight fitting piece of uniform .Mostly seen underneath the blue jumper or the peacoat,it was also worn by landing parties in combination with denims and watch cap,for night time commando style ops.... pre and ww2 sweaters were made of dark blue wool, the black sweater appeared later during the 50's....

8 comments:

  1. Monsieur Segui..U always have the best garments in your vault..I really wish I could visit it one day if God permits..:-) my respect level for you is over the top!

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  2. Simply amazing ! I'd kill for that 30s CPO turtleneck sweater.

    Any way of contacting you, to ask a few questions ? Much appreciated - Will S.

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  3. Mr. Segui, I left my email but it's no longer posted. Please let me know if I should post it again. Thanks for your time and consideration !

    William

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  4. william i've sent you mine 2 days ago ,check your mail.. just deleted yours for your security .cheers

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  5. Hello Patrick, I have

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/330664544602?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_7139wt_1183

    Any thoughts on value. Would really like to hold onto it if it is worth what I think but then again I do need to pay rent!

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  6. I have my fathers GOB SWEATER from the 70's. It's my favorite thing to wear in this cold along with his p-coat. I'm still looking for extras but all you can find are the black ones now. So frustrating!

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