Short Sleeve USN WWII Chambray Shirt
Built for Battle.
Pacific Ocean, 1942.
The men helming United States Navy battleships like the Sodak and Washington—loading 2,700-pound shells into 16-inch naval rifles with barrels over 60 feet long—wore dungarees and chambray shirts. In fact, this was the standard uniform for most Navy men during WWII, regardless of assignment.
The chambray sleeves might be rolled up mid-bicep or full length. The hats varied—white sailor hats pushed back, hanging onto heads by the sheer force of God knows what (undeniable gumption perhaps), crusher caps, baseball caps (usually for mechanics).
The men in the dungarees and chambray shirts unleashed the lead and saved the day.
Short-Sleeve USN WWII Chambray Shirt (No. 7204). Your “blue collar” shirt, now in a new short-sleeve version. 100% cotton indigo chambray has true chambray structure with it that authentic “light” appearance. Two-hole channel urea workwear buttons. Double-needle stitching. Unique patch-and-flap spaded pocket shape (like the originals). Washed for a vintage look and feel. Adopted and made famous by the USN, made even more famous by certain kings of cool. Imported.