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Old 12-28-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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Anyone ever sold their cruise jacket? If so, when, how, and roughly how much did you get for your jacket? I have two cruise jackets I havenít worn in nearly 20 years. Thinking about selling one or both.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:44 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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My mother sold my flight jacket. $2. Then told me she didn't know what I was talking about.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: The South
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My Daddy, a WW1 veteran, member of the Rainbow Div. left his uniforms, medals, etc at his mothers house after the war and she gave them away. He was bitter. I never saw any of his military stuff.
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Please describe a "cruise jacket". I got out of the Navy in 1959 and we didn't have them then.
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:57 PM
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Location: Wasilla, AK
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Remember the jacket Tom Cruise wore in Top Gun? You got out before Top Gun came out.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:31 PM
 
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Please describe a "cruise jacket". I got out of the Navy in 1959 and we didn't have them then.
Most often itís a black jacket with an Eagle, American flag, and list of ports or countries visited. The sailor can customize the jacket with various patches, name, rank, rating, and operation patch. One of the two jackets I have has country patches down the entire length of both sleeves. The other has a few flag patches on the left sleeve. The type and material of the jacket varies. Some arenít even black. Most common is a black wool with a soft lining. My dadís Vietnam cruise jacket wasnít wool. It was much thinner and lighter material. Some jackets were greenish silver, some were an all weather windbreaker, some were more like winter coats. My jackets were light enough to wear open on days in the upper 40s to low 50s. Zipped up for colder but not for freezing.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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I just dont see them being of any interest to anyone other than the guy who got it. I have mine hanging in a closet . I wish I had gotten it in a bigger size now haha
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I just dont see them being of any interest to anyone other than the guy who got it. I have mine hanging in a closet . I wish I had gotten it in a bigger size now haha
Collectors believe it or not. There are collectors for every dammed thing.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:52 AM
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Location: Wasilla, AK
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I just dont see them being of any interest to anyone other than the guy who got it. I have mine hanging in a closet . I wish I had gotten it in a bigger size now haha
25 more pounds and I can fit into my old leather flight jacket! I too should have gotten it one size larger!
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Old 01-19-2018, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I just dont see them being of any interest to anyone other than the guy who got it. I have mine hanging in a closet . I wish I had gotten it in a bigger size now haha
Mine shrunk over 40 years also lol,. Original garment bag with SS number on it also.
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