Hey guys! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite discoveries from Texas_this vintage army jacket. So far I know this jacket dates back to either the Korean or Vietnam War. The original diamond shaped patches are removed, replaced with this 5th Corps OCP Patch – Scorpion W2 patch.
Interestingly, I discovered this vintage jacket in an army booth at a flea market in Texas. Not only does it fit me perfectly, but this piece was only $10. These things cost up to $60 online. People, shop at flea markets. Especially Texas flea markets. I can’t even tell you all the gems I discovered, like a shrunken head and ancient roman coins.
You know, I’m always wondering about the owner of my jacket. Did he actually fight during the war? Did he die while fighting? How young was he? Judging by the size, I’m assuming he was a small guy. I wonder if he was a punk, drafted but never fought? If only this jacket could talk!
That’s why I love vintage findings because of the history attached and the action those pieces went through. Plus, the quality of the material and stitches are immaculate. Back then, clothing was often created by hand in our country. It’s not like today where most of our cheap clothes come from overseas in hazardous factories.
I could honestly go on and on about that subject, but I’ll save it for another time.
But this little piece is so easy to style. I typically throw this over any plain shirt with my skinny jeans. Maybe next time I’ll try this with one of my dresses.
How do you think that would look? How would you wear this jacket?
So what do you think of this look? Are you history nut like me? Let me know below in the comments!