History of the Naval Uniform?




 
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July 24th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 

Topic: History of the Naval Uniform?


Me and my Pop were wondering what the history of the Navy Whites are? Especially things like the flap behind the neck, the neckchief, and the bell bottoms. I imagine there must be some story behind it. Anyone know?

Thx,
FutureRANGER
July 24th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
JUMPER FLAPS--the collar originated as a protective cover for the jacket to protect it from the grease or powder normally worn by seamen to hold hair in place.
July 24th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
Oh Yaz....
here is a link to the US Navy uniform traditions

http://www.bluejacket.com/sea-service_uniform2.htm


Enjoy!
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July 24th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
Thank you very much Sirs! Exactly what I was looking for!