The 1943 U.S. Navy CPO Shirt – A classic shirt for the outdoors
Life on deck can be rough sometimes. Therefore deck wear had to meet special needs. Over the decades certain materials and fits have evolved in the seafaring. One piece of garment that has evolved is the CPO Shirt of the U.S. Navy. The roomy construction together with two large chest pockets meet every petty officers needs on deck. Originally developed in the 1930s it is still in service today with some slight changes. For this version Pike Brothers have used the old pattern from 1940.
Pike Brothers specializes in the production of authentic outdoor and workwear of the early 20th century. Authentic to them means producing garments in exactly the same way as in the original period.