**SOLD** THE LADIES OF WAVES, WE SALUTE YOU BLAZER
DESIGNER: U.S. Navy
STORY: The WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) served from World War II through the late 1970s as the comparable female counterpart to the men of the United States Navy, prior to their integration into active forces. Naval history tell us that "traditionally women would fill secretarial and clerical jobs; however, the wartime demand required thousands of Navy WAVES to perform duties as air traffic controllers, cryptologists, draftsmen, meteorologists, and translators." Yup, badass. Despite the typical shittiness of the day like segregation and mandatory discharge for pregnant servicewomen, these women -- including the legendary Grace Hopper, as true an intellectual contributor in American history as we could conjure -- carried on with great success. Simply put, wear this blazer with pride.
SIZE: 2-4 Petite
MATERIAL(S): Shell - 100% wool / Interior - 100% (what feels like) viscose or satin
CONDITION: Good. Some small moth-holes in exterior shoulder fabric and collar -- they're part of the charm.
MADE: In the USA (we presume)
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