Buzz Rickson's Aviation Associates U.S. Army Working Jacket Corduroy Navy
The Japanese brand Buzz Rickson's are today counted among the few high-end reproduction manufacturers of military and casual garments in the world! They strive to make true replicas by carefully researching and analyzing original vintage garments, taking great care to duplicate the material while paying close attention to technique and quality. Their is goal to bring back old forgotten techniques and machines needed to make garments of outstanding quality without compromises.
This jacket is a reproduction of the two piece work uniform that was issued for the US Army in the 40's, originaly made in denim and Buzz Rickson's has now produced it in a super fine corduroy quality. Its predecessor was a pullover shirt but as the story is told, it was changed due to complaints about the pullovers ripping down the front when used, and that was the end of the denim pullover in the US Army. This model was the result of the updated version, it was longer and futures a buttoned front and two lower front pockets with pocket flaps.
A nice detail with this jacket is that it has so-called laurel leaf buttons. This button was standard during the war as the metal industry had to turn its focus to war production. so it was this standard button that had to be used in the manufacture of clothing. This button can also be seen on Levi's jeans from this time period.
- Buzz Rickson's Aviation Associates U.S. Army Working Jacket Corduroy Navy - BR15344 - Navy colored corduroy - Two front pockets - 40's style laurel leaves metal buttons - Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.