A surfside staple inspired by the US Navy, with classic Birdwell detailing and quality. Now in new colors. Limited Supply.
As surfers, many of our best days come in places or times of the year when marine layer blocks the sun’s warmth and air temps dip below water temps. Inspired by wool shirts developed by the US Navy for cold-weather work duty in the 1930’s, we offered Birdwell’s first ever Wool CPO Shirt in 2015. It sold out almost immediately. We took it as a sign that you too were looking for a layer to keep you warm during an early morning surf check or looking good on a night in town. We challenged ourselves to build an even better Wool CPO Shirt this year, starting with construction and extending it to style.
Now in a selection of new colors, our popular Wool CPO Shirt is hand cut and sewn at the Birdwell Santa Ana factory, from 100% mid-weight wool flannel supplied by California’s own Black & Sons. A fourth-generation family-owned business, Black & Sons has offered fine woolen fabrics from the same building in the heart of downtown LA’s Garment District since they opened for business in 1922. With signature SurfNyl competition stripes on the arm, our improved Wool CPO will keep your core toasty post-surf and have you ready for anything — maybe even another go-out.
You can add 3-letter monograms to your Wool CPO in one-of-a-kind chain stitched embroidery, like the kind of chain stitching you used to see on old varsity jackets, vintage surf or classic car club jackets. Click on "ADD CHAIN STITCH MONOGRAM" above to get started.
- Features: Heritage contrast SurfNyl comp stripes sewn to left sleeve. Signature Birdwell front pockets lined with navy SurfNyl reinforcement. Contrast SurfNyl elbow patches, inside yoke, and sleeve binding. Military spec buttons. Classic woven Birdie Label inside yoke and on back left hem.
- Fit: Relaxed fit with generous room at chest and arms. Made for layering. Modeled on the classic style worn by US Navy Chief Petty Officers (CPO).
- Fabric: 100% mid-weight wool flannel from California’s heritage wool supplier, B. Black & Sons.
- Construction: Durable triple-needle topstitching on pockets, shoulders, yoke, and armholes. Clean flat fell side and sleeve seams for extra strength. Single-needle detail on collar, cuffs, and hem. Made in Santa Ana, CA.
- Care: Dry clean only.