When things get back to a semblance of normal Burt, the man to talk to about that would be Shawn at Five Star. I have an AN-J-3 on order now. Navy style with inside wind flap.
Burt, seal brown just wouldn't go with the Black shoes of Surface Warfare Officers. I guess the jacket was a trial to establish the Esprit de Corps of the Surface Community, and since the brown leather flight jacket was always that signature for the aviation community something similar had to be established. At least an idea for the dwindling SWO community. I guess.Like the jacket .... but I’m old school and would have preferred seal color over black.
Burt, I am with you. It's a clean design, probably an obvious choice of you want to stay navy-true (bi-swing-back, underarm gussets) and surface Navy uniform appearance (clean collar, no fur). Yep, the black is something else. If I were a SWO, I'd be happy, though. Cheers, MarkusWNY’s
I think you’re right on the money . Interesting that the Surface Warfare community went for what looks to be a close proximity of a AN-J3 design as an issued jacket , when they could have picked from a number of different designs.