USN Alpaca Vest - Khaki

USN Alpaca Vest - Khaki

Regular price $500
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The USN Alpaca Vest is interesting - immediately reminiscent of the iconic N-1 Deck Jacket, it's distinct from the jacket (and N-1 vests) in a few simple ways. With welted slash pockets for your hands, a simple plain collar (or no collar, depending on your perspective on what constitutes a standard vest collar), and a period-accurate 40s bell zip, it's simple and versatile.

Featuring the same alpaca lining as our favorite deck jackets, the outer shell is made from a lighter-weight custom cotton poplin, designed and selected for its smooth face and aging properties - as this poplin wears most similarly to original samples in the McCoy's archive. Alpaca is the more serious relative of traditional sheep's wool, softer, warmer, and a little more furry - an elevated alternative to a standard shearling.

While samples of similar alpaca vests exist, there's no official record of vests like this being produced by the US government or military. Existing models are theorized to have been produced by civilian tailors who were familiar with surplus garments, or who had completed previous contracts for the military. Nonetheless, multiple documents referencing or depicting the vests have been recovered, along with several garments themselves, making them an especially elusive and special piece of sartorial history.

True to size. Dry clean or spot clean only. 

  • 100% cotton outer shell
  • Custom poplin body
  • Alpaca lined
  • Period correct bell-shaped zipper
  • Two slash pockets
  • Layer things with it
  • True to size
  • Made in Japan
  • MJ23107

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.


  • Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
  • Curbside pickup: Free
  • Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
  • Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
  • Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40


Canada Shipping - Orders under $400

  • USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
  • USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
  • DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

We want you to be comfortable shopping with us online without being able to touch the product.

  • Before you purchase, please check the size charts we provide against your favorite garments.
  • Exchanges or returns for store credit will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
  • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached.
  • Items that have been washed, hemmed, altered, or excessively worn cannot be returned.
  • All return and exchange shipping costs are your responsibility
  • We will process all returns within 3 business days of receipt
  • Our team will acknowledge receipt and action take with your return
  • Full terms and conditions are here.
  • If you have questions at any time you can reach us at or use our contact form, or phone us at 510-373-9696.


For customers in the USA, please go to our returns portal at for any returns excluding leather jackets and footwear. There is no need to contact us directly once you initiate a return via the portal.

If you need to return or exchange a leather jacket or footwear, please e-mail Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

For international returns, e-mail Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

Size Guide

SizeFront LengthShoulderChestSleeve Length
38 23" 14" 42" N/A
40 24" 14.5" 44.5" N/A
42 24.75" 15" 46" N/A
44 25.5" 16" 48" N/A

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