Rare vintage 1920 sailor middy shirt in white cotton with a Boatswain's mate 2nd class and Coast Guard patch on the right arm. From 1915 to 1920, rating badges were worn on the right sleeve. After adopting the US Navy rating scheme in 1920, rating badges of the seaman branch were worn on the right arm and artificer & special branch worn on the left arm. The Coast Guard shield distinguishing mark was authorized in 1920 and worn on the right sleeve. Features a v neck with a shawl style sailor collar at the back.
Measurements and Item Details:
Fits like: Women’s small
Fabric: Feels like cotton
Condition: Good, with a ½” extremely faint yellow spot on the chest pocket, two tiny faint orange spots on the lower front, some fraying at the end of the v neck, a few tiny holes and tiny frayed spots in the fabric throughout, light fraying one of the stripes on the right sleeve patch, a tiny orange spot on the left sleeve, and some worn spots/small holes on the back edge of the collar.
Brand: The Tailored Sailor by Frank Wolkowsky West Clothes Shops Inc, Miami - Key West
Shoulders (seam to seam): 16”
Shown on a 5’9” model with measurements of 33”-24”-37”, usually wears a size extra small to small. See our FAQ section for more information on sizing and condition ratings.