The 1943 U.S. Navy CPO Shirt – A classic shirt for the outdoors
Life on deck can be rough sometimes. Therefore deck wear had to meet special needs. Over the decades certain materials and fits have evolved in the seafaring. One piece of garment that has evolved is the CPO Shirt of the U.S. Navy. The roomy construction together with two large chest pockets meet every petty officers needs on deck. Originally developed in the 1930s it is still in service today with some slight changes. For our version we have used the old pattern from 1940.
Originally made of a heavy wool blend we have made it now of flannel.