Navy uniforms from WWII are pretty common, but this one's in great shape. You should be able to get $125 for it.
- Fact 1: The "Crackerjack" Service Dress Blue uniform for junior enlisted personnel has remained largely unchanged since the late 19th century.
- Fact 2: The distictive bell-bottom trousers of this uniform hold two practical uses: they act as swimming aids for overboard sailors, and allow easy removal when wet.
- Fact 3: Official uniform regulations for the United States Navy were first issued in 1791, but the first standard-issue uniform didn't appear until 1817.
- Fact 4: The black or white scarf characteristic of naval uniforms is called a tar flap; early sailors tarred their long hair to prevent it catching in rigging, and the flap protected their jackets from stains.
- Fact 5: The standard sailor hat is a nautical adaptation of the peaked soldier's hat, and first appeared in 1826 in Russia.