{Vintage} - US Navy CPO Wool Shirt, sz. 14 (1940s)
{Vintage} - US Navy CPO Wool Shirt, sz. 14 (1940s)
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{Vintage} - US Navy CPO Wool Shirt, sz. 14 (1940s)

Regular price $ 150.00

Often imitated, but sometimes nothing beats the original wool USN CPO shirt. Named after the US Navy's Chief Petty Officer, this "coat style" button down wool shirt was created in the 1930s for cold-weather service. However, proto-CPO shirts in pullover form had existed since the 1910s. Despite its name, the CPO shirt was not limited to just Chief Petty Officers. These days they're not limited to strict militaria either, and have found a home in everyday, street wear as an easy overshirt that matches with most anything. 

This particular model is the from the 1940s and likely saw use in World War II, though its wearer's name has faded off. In a sense, it's ready for new memories now, with a new owner.


-All wool, made for the US Navy

-Anchor buttons

-One pocket styling

-High, thin back yoke

-Original tag intact

-Almost no damage at all, very good condition

Chest: 52 cm

Shoulders: 44 cm

Length: 76 cm

Sleeve: 60 cm

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Size Chart (in cm.)

Shoulders Pit-to-Pit Waist Sleeve Length
Small 40 96 96 60.5 67
Medium 41.5 99 99 61.5 69
Large 43 102 102 62.5 71
XL 44.5 105 105 63.6 73
XXL 46 108 108 64.5 75