USN WWII Dungarees
Built for Battle.
Pacific Ocean, 1942.
The SG radar picks up targets south-southwest making 22 knots in three columns.
Range: 16,000 yards.
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.
A white t-shirt worn underneath was a popular choice. 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).
By this point, battleships were used more as screeners for the darlings of the Navy, aircraft carriers. However, armed to the teeth, battleships were still something to be feared.
The enemy found this out at the Battle of Guadalcanal, where the men in the dungarees and chambray shirts unleashed the lead and saved the day.
USN WWII Dungarees (No. 6590). Our faithful copy. Maybe even more gutsy. Yarn-dyed 11.5 oz twill denim. Classic relaxed straight fit, the style your grandad wore (just as good now as then). Triple-needle-stitched throughout, bar tack stitching at vital stress points, riveted stress points at pockets, reinforced coin pocket. Metal shank buttons with lattice design, interior orange chain-stitching, back patch pockets, stone enzyme washed for a lived in, battle-tested look. Offered in vintage indigo (what else?). Imported.