Posted 2 years ago
My son was given my father's uniform while he was still alive & when I went over it, I called him & asked him what the different color stitching was for & what the small pocket in the back of the top below the circle of stitching was about also. You had to know my dad's sense of humor but he said that the little pocket was for "little things". Which meant that he didn't remember. I have asked a lot of people about this stitching & the pocket but no one seems to know what I am talking about or doesn't know why those things are there. The first picture is of the top (the pants are also in the box & have the same stitching in them). The second picture shows the stitching better & below the circle of stitches you can see the small pocket. In embroidery the stitch is called a chain stitch. This goes all throughout the uniform. I would like some more information if anyone can help me. My father was an electrician in the Navy & was on a couple of "secret" missions to put the electrical work into planes for the bombs. He never talked much about it but I found most of the information about his work through my mother before she passed.