Vintage navy pea coat dating
Unfortunately they are ,most of the time ,missing due to their "cheese cloth" like material......
The one and only pre WW2 and WW2 NAVAL CLOTHING FACTORY tag .
The rare Brooklyn depot tag ,is the only way to tell the size on a WW2 peacoat.
It was sewn on the rayon lining underneath the "hang loop".
An easy detail to look for while hunting for one true gem ....
The 10 "fouled anchor" buttons are factory hand sewn [never go through] and always in a z pattern . A dead stock example and above it, one that has been there......
Perhaps because it is a great example of how function always rules over frivolity in the style stakes.
Measure around base of neckline, keeping one finger between your neck and the measuring tape.
Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest.
Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of edge of hem.
1 Pin head size fray on right sleeve cuff seam as seen in photos.