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Lot 2180 - NAF 1168 Aviator & Ground Crew Jacket - Khaki
Warehouse & Co. - Lot 2180 NAF 1168 Aviator & Ground Crew Jacket - Khaki
This tends to happen in a world of "new," but we can honestly say we've never been so excited for a Warehouse lineup. 98% of that excitement was for the jackets. They've always crushed denim, but we didn't know they could make jackets like this. They're absolutely as stunning in person as they are in pictures. The Lot 2180 is an impeccable reproduction. This, as the name would indicate, is based on the early NAF1168 order from the Naval Aircraft Factory. The fun part about this jacket is that it was worn not only by the Aviators but also the ground crew in the 1940s. It was the successor to the 37J1.
We will never pass up a well made jungle cloth, and that's exactly what you're looking at here. Jungle cloth is a very tightly woven cord that you can only see the ridges of when you see it up close. These babies also feature an alpaca lining throughout the body and sleeves of the jacket. They've added eyelets under the armpit for extra breathability. The classic "D" patch-style pockets and knitted collar, waist, and cuff accents are the icing on the cake to this repro masterpiece.
- High Density Selvedge Jungle Cloth
- 100% Cotton
- 100% Alpaca Lining
- Talon Zipper Front
- Armpit Eyelets
- Knitted Wool Collar, Cuffs & Waistband
- Two 'D' pockets
- Made in Japan
|Pit to pit||23.75||24.5||25.25|
A variance of +/-.5" is within tolerance.
Fit Notes: Ryan is wearing a size 38 in the pics. His typcial North American size is a small and medium in Japanese goods. These, like their inspiration, are built with a roomier "one size fits a broader range of people" motto. You can see the pit-to-pit is rather large in the size 38 in order to fit extra layers underneath. The 38 was slightly roomy, but perfectly styled fit for Ryan. Shop owner Tommy could wear a 38 or 40. He would probably choose to stick with the 40. Tommy is 5'10," 165lbs with a 40" chest.
Dry clean or spot clean only.
We've been watching from the sidelines for a few years now. We have to admit, shorts were never our forte. But, we've broadened our horizon a bit in the last year and we've become shorts connoisseurs. We could no longer deny that our favorite brands were making shorts just as well as they make everything else. These have a super unique pocket design where the front gusseted pockets nearly mirror themselves as back pockets. It's got the modern flat black coated feather nickel button and an elastic waist for extra comfort. This comes very in handy with a raw denim. They feel stiff up front like a brand-new pair of jeans, but they're so easy to slip on because of that waistband. These will fade with an incredibly shadowy look. We know some guys are going to make these pop with blueberry blue in just a few months, and we can't wait to see it.
9oz Fatigue Shorts - Alpenflage Camo
We've been watching from the sidelines for a few years now. We have to admit, shorts were never our forte. But, we've broadened our horizon a bit in the last year and we've become shorts connoisseurs. We could no longer deny that our favorite brands were making shorts just as well as they make everything else. These have a super unique pocket design where the front gusseted pockets nearly mirror themselves as back pockets. It's got the classic feather nickel button and an elastic waist for extra comfort. We clearly have a bit of a problem with camo (we can't keep our hands off of it). And this is the most unique camo we've seen to date. It's full of unexpected colors and busyness that it almost becomes a plain. That's how we look at the wildest patterns. You can wear them with anything because they become their own amorphous thing.
This is a first for us. Karl has modified the "Field Shirt" slightly for this short sleeve version, but it still holds true to its origins. The major differences are the chopped-off sleeves and the more uniform pocketing. It still has a boxier silhouette and a pen slot in the left pocket. They've also used those iconic black catseye buttons. The fabric is for sure the star of the show. This selvedge twill is as buttery as buttery gets. It has a nice tight weave for a smooth finish that feels extremely luxurious. They've also given us those little pokes of selvedge ticker in the side gussets and on the placket. This shirt kind of ties it all together. It's a bit of what RGT has been known for, for so many years. It's a gorgeous piece to add to any collection.
Our favorite silhouette is back in some gorgeous new fabric. The service shirt is Karl's interpretation of a CPO. It's somewhere between a shirt and jacket leaning more towards the outerwear side with those hand-warmer pockets. They've also gone with the touch of snap buttons vs traditional buttons and holes. It's a really versatile piece that surprises us year after year. This frog camo is a funky cotton/poly blend that's very soft and lightweight giving it a shirt hand-feel. The other fun part is that it's a selvedge, and you know they're gonna give you those little pops of ticker on the placket. This variation has a bit of a crinkled look to it which we think comes from the way the fabric was printed/washed. It has a used/faded look that we really dig. Frog camo has always been a shop favorite, so this was a yes from the starter pistol.
5oz Oxford Shirt Floral Linen - Grey
It's definitely that time of year when linen comes in handy. It's a super strong fiber with a ton of breathability. The real star of the show is this insane floral print. The color palette is vastly vibrant yet easy to digest. The grey is slightly more subtle, but the contrast is even more impeccable on this one. We really enjoy the way the white acts as a perfect springboard for the color, yet the base of the shirt is still considered to be a navy/royal blue. The "Oxford Shirt" is beautifully simple with just a left-hand pocket and minimal construction throughout. These babies are wonderful summer companions.