An original Royal Netherlands Navy HBT Work Jacket dating from the 1950s.
This dutch pattern of fatigue jacket was produced in the post-war period and is clearly modelled on the United States HBT fatigues issued throughout the Second World War as well as in the post-war period. The jacket is made from a green coloured herringbone twill material and features three patch pockets to the front. The chest pocket bears the Korps Marine insignia including the Royal Netherlands crown. The jacket features a single breasted front which fastens with buttons and an adjustable cuff.
Inside the jacket there is a hanging loop at the neck. The original label is also present and bears the title Koninkluke Marine along with the manufacturer's name, the size of 50 and the date of October 1955.
The jacket will suit a 40" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat it measures -
Chest - 23"
Inside arm - 19"
Outside arm - 24 1/2"
Shoulders - 19 1/2"
Length - 29"
The jacket is in good condition with signs of wear and age. Overall it displays well and is still totally wearable but please take time to study the pictures before purchasing.
A nice original 1950s HBT work jacket!
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