A few years ago, the Post established a standard “uniform” jacket for members to wear to identify with VFW. In these photos, Post members Dan Doyle & Jim Maurdock are seen wearing their jackets at a cold November “Buddy Poppy” outing. The jacket itself is a black “Squall” style. The VFW logo is available as a patch to sew on, with VFW Post 8870 Edmonds, WA and the individual’s name added in embroidery.
The Post has purchased a small supply of VFW, U.S. flag, and POW/MIA patches, which are available to members. Patches are also available from the VFW Store online and can be found on amazon.com. Members are free to add patches and embroidery to reflect their individual units, specialties, awards and service branch as they wish.
For those who prefer a garment “Made in USA” the one vendor we are aware of is “King Louie America”. Less pricey imports (the price difference can be 40% or more) are also available from such sources as Lands End, LL Bean, Aramark Uniform and Baseball Epic Sports. Jackets can be ordered from any of these suppliers online.
Previously, we have used a Mukilteo source called “Shirts Illustrated” for both embroidery and patch sewing. They are located at 12315 Mukilteo Speedway, Suite J, (425)742-3844. They are open 9 am to 6 pm, Monday – Friday. No doubt others are available, but this outlet is nearby and experienced with our needs.