Uniform, US Navy, Seaman, Liberty Cuffs


Genuine WWII US Navy Seaman's uniform, made up of a jumper and matching trousers. No label visible. This set is in excellent condition and features inner decorations embroidered with golden thread; this type of customization, forbidden yet tolerated, became popular amongst American sailors from the early 1900s to the late 1930s, particulary within US Navy crews stationed in Asia.

Thus, animal designs and geometric patterns of Chinese inspiration can be found in many jumper cuffs, so that sailors on leave could roll up their sleeves and display these pieces of art without facing prosecution -- hence the name 'Liberty Cuffs'.


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