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Military Jackets and Coats17 of 83Vintage Child's USMC Dress Blues UniformRoyal Air Force Flying Suit 1967
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Posted 2 years ago

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jlennongrrl
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Not what you expected, huh? My Father in Law was in the Marines, and this was my husband's coat when he was little. My mother in law just gave it to me. Not really TOO antique, but cute just the same.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Nice to see these more modern ones.

    I collect military tour/ souvenir jackets.

    They have their roots in the oriental embroidery pieces (wall hangers) that sailors purchased in the 19th century:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/25108-oriental-souvenir-embroidery-with-flags

    In the 20th century, jackets replaced wall hangers in popularity:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/22799-early-usn-embroidered-cruise-jacket-c-1

    The tradition with embroidered tour jackets continues today.

    scott
  2. jlennongrrl jlennongrrl, 2 years ago
    Thanks Scott! My mother in law has one other, she's not ready to part with it yet. Crossing fingers...
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    If you get it-- post it!

    scott

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