The 1943 CPO Shirt. A classic U.S. Navy shirt for the outdoors.
Life on deck can be rough sometimes. Therefore deck wear had to meet special needs. Over the decade's 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 officer needs on deck. Originally developed in the 1930s it is still in service today with some slight changes. For this version, Pike used the old pattern from 1940.
Originally made of a heavy wool blend, this one is made of 13 oz selvage denim.