RARE: Vintage 1970's U.S. Navy Cracker Jack Top (11605)

  • $55.00

The cracker jack uniforms represent America’s maritime heritage. From what we can gather from online, this harkens from the 1970's. It is in very good condition and made of wool.

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In the 1800's US sailors (merchant and navy) were nicknamed “Jack” (the way soldiers were nicknamed “Joe” during WWII). Sailors started calling their uniforms “Cracker Jacks” from an advertisements for the Cracker Jack snack, which from 1916 began to feature a uniformed Sailor Jack (and his dog Bingo), and the term was taken up by US Navy sailors themselves. They were worn with bell-bottom blues.