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The Real McCoy's CPO Shirt

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—01. Reproduction CPO shirt.
—02. Anchor buttons.
—03. Made in Japan.

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CPO shirts are one of the best pieces to have around. They're warm, they look good and they can work well for about 3/4 of the year. Engineered Garments make my favorite version, but this fall The Real McCoy's made a great reproduction. With heavyweight wool, a nicely sized collar and pocket, it stays very true to the original, which is just what you want with an item like this.

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Reader Comments (10)

Just one pocket - big mistake the originals have two,
December 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJo
Yeah - that kind of is a glaring mistake.
December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUlysses
Do you guys think that both The Real McCoy's and Buzz Rickson's would make a CPO shirt with one pocket if it didn't exist at one point?

The first version of the CPO shirt only had a single pocket when it was introduced.
December 12, 2010 | Registered CommenterRyan Willms
I am also confused about why people think they know more about militaria offhand than a repro company.
December 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhi mom
here here
December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLewis
Also I think that's a Ulysses impostor. That sentence is structured way too poorly to be his.
December 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhi mom
From the History Preservation website:

"The style evolved over the years, eventually having two breast pockets both with open tops and with pocket flaps, but the 1st version is immediately identifiable by the single breast pocket with scalloped pocket flap."

Damn, do a little homework, even if it's on a retail site.
December 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter..
Schooled. I was keeping out if this one, in case it turned all Cuffing Wars again...
December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ.S
I love these shirts, but I've reached a point of frustration in finding shirts that ACTUALLY fit my 6'2" slender self. Just found a brand called Longshot Apparel, it looks like they only sell online, but for others who are similarly frustrated check it out www.longshotapparel.com
December 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterS.F.
There's possible to find real Naval Clothing Factory made C.P.O. Shirts from at least pre 1947 with two pockets. To identify the age of a C.P.O. Shirt, check the shape of the anchors on the inner tag/patch.
April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPS from Sweden

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