ALPACA VEST NAVY
This vest also available in khaki, is made up in dense cotton whipcord and features a period authentic nickel plated Talon zipper closure. While the exact history behind this style of vest is somewhat murky, we are certain they were used by both USN and USMC personnel during WWII and Korea in khaki. This version from The Real McCoy's is improved and has had pockets added at the waist for convenience. Just like the originals, the vest is lined in alpaca which is warmer, softer and non-itchy in comparison to wool. We recommend buying one size up from your true size for layering and a more natural fit.
- Shell: 100% Cotton Jungle Cloth/ Whipcord
- Lining: 100% Alpaca
- Slim Fit (we recommend buying one size up)
- 50s style Nickel plated Brass Talon zipper closure with bell shaped pull
- Jungle Cloth/ Whipcord zipper pull
- Wool-lined patch pockets at the waist
- Authentic contractor style label at interior neck
- Authentic "DEMOTEX-ED" moth-proof label at interior neck
- Made in Japan
The Real McCoy’s was created by Mr. Hitoshi Tsujimoto, an esteemed vintage collector and dealer, as a way to recreate the classic pieces from his archive of American fashion from the 40s & 50s. Inspiration alone was not enough to produce the ultimate reproduction, it required the sensitive minds of detail-orientated craftsmen in Japan. Additionally, The Real McCoy's reproduce materials and parts using the same methods and machinery from the past. While they create the ultimate reproduction, they seek to make it even better than the original. The Real McCoy's brand is split into distinct sub brands, to give each a clear identity. The Real McCoy's refers to the Military reproductions from the US Navy, Army and Airforce. Joe McCoy includes American sportswear, denim and workwear.