I had been wanting a off white jacket and kept looking at this and some of the reviews made me wonder but took a chance and ordered, the fit is excellent, and someone compliments me whenever I wear it, don't know why some said it arrived dirty, no issue here just happy customer.
The description or photo don't show that it has 3 white stripe which when on looks very loud and bold. Not what I wanted. It looks good in picture but not in reality. Plus it smelled bad. Not like good quality leather.
exceptional value for the price. I had a real jacket in the sixties my father gave me. Had "USN" in white stenciled on the back of the collar. The new jacket is a decent replica in outward appearance. However this jacket has a small inside pocket about chest high--the real jacket had a large inside pocket, with a one-snap close, on the lower left side--large enough for a pistol, or, in my case, 18" of auto heater hose (for Subway self-defense). Outside pockets on the original only had a top opening rather than the top & side openings on this replica. Also, as my original fell apart in the late '70s, I found it had criss-crossing straps between the outer leather and the inner liner to keep the pleats and general shape of it true. I doubt the new jacket has these. Also, my original jacket didn't have a "map liner" but that may have been the difference between being issued in the European or Pacific Theaters? The fluffie collar liner is not, to my experience, authentic. It's easily removed and, as I said, the jacket looks fine. Nice heavy-weight jacket.
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