ALPHA INDUSTRIES Blood Chit Retro Sweatshirt (VW)

Alpha Industries
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Alpha Industries men's retro Blood Chit patch sweatshirt in vintage white. The classic retro crew neck sweatshirt complete with ribbed trims and soft jersey fabrication. Stitch on military style patch details to the chest add an air of vintage indie cool. The authentic military patches are sure to catch the eye.

... and what of the term Blood Chit?

Blood Chit ties is a bonafide military term. It's a notice carried by military personnel and is addressed to any civilians (usually written in multiple languages) who may come across an armed-services member who is in difficulty e.g. a shot down pilot. The note conveys a message that requests assistance be rendered to the service member in distress (sometimes with the promise of reward).

During WWII many US flight crews took to sewing their blood chit's into the back of their jackets. This was partly for safe keeping and partly to ensure the notice was clearly on view in times of difficulty.

This Alpha Industries Blood Chit retro sweatshirt replicates this practical approach to displaying the blood chit by faithfully positioning the note on the front of the sweat.

In English the Blood Chit reads:

I am a citizen of the United States of America . I do not speak your language. Misfortune forces me to seek your assistance in obtaining food, water and protection. Please take me to someone who will provide for any safety and see that I am returned to my people. My government will reward you.

The Finer Points:

- Alpha Industries men's retro Blood Chit patch sweatshirt in vintage white.
- Crew neck jersey sweatshirt.
- Stitched on military patch details.
- Ribbed crew neck collar, cuffs and hem.
- Military bomber pocket with zip to sleeve.
- Remove Before Flight tag.
- Colour: Vintage White.
- SKU: 188305 Blood Chit Sweatshirt.

Composition: 80% cotton, 20% polyester.

Care: Machine wash. Please refer to garment care label.

Product ID: 31594

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