How to stencil your N1 Deck Jacket

//How to stencil your N1 Deck Jacket

We often get asked how to correctly apply the added U.S.N. stencil to our N1 Deck Jackets – so we have put together an easy to follow step by step guide:

For the stenciling you will require:

  • broad masking tape
  • the U.S.N. stencil template (sold with the jacket)
  • a small roller or sponge
  • ink (we would recommend acrylic ink, but you can use other ink)
  • some sheets of paper or cardboard

1. Remove the stencil template from the booklet that is attached to the jacket

2. Position the template in your favored spot, make sure it is aligned properly and use a broad tape to fixate it (broad, to avoid stains at the edges when you apply the ink)

3. When happy with the position take a small roller or sponge and a tray with ink. Evenly cover the roller or sponge with ink, roll it on a piece of paper or cardboard before using it on the jacket in order to remove any excess ink (otherwise you might get blotches). When the ink level is just right stencil in the template of your jacket. Make sure you apply the ink evenly. Attention: If it the first time you are stenciling with ink, we would recommend practicing on an old piece of cloth beforehand, because once you have applied the ink, there is no going back!

4. Once happy with the result, you just need to remove the template and let the ink dry for about 10 minutes – and you’re done!

By | 2019-12-19T13:56:25+01:00 December 5th, 2013|From the Journal|4 Comments


  1. Vin Everett January 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm - Reply


    Can you tell me what size N1 jacket would be for a 48inch chest Xl or XXL ?

    Can you buy them pre-stencilled with U.S.N. ?

    Cheers Vin

    • Olivia January 28, 2014 at 10:16 am - Reply

      Hello Vin,

      thank you very much for your message. Regarding the size we would recommend having a look at the size chart at the bottom of the product page on our website. For this it is best to take a similar jacket that fits you well, lay it flat on a table and compare its measurements to the size chart.
      Regarding the U.S.N. stencil, we offer a customizing service for 10 Euros, so we can take care of this for you. But please note, that due to the customizing, the jacket can not be returned or exchanged.

      If we can help you with anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask!

      Kind regards,
      Pike Brothers

  2. Ronald Kinslow February 9, 2014 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    When will you restock N1 Deck Jacket, waxed olive (large size)?
    Also will the waxed jacket hold the stencil paint well.
    Thank You,

  3. Gordon December 30, 2019 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Hi, will acrylic ink work on the waxed jacket? I’m afraid it will not stuck on the fabric because of the wax.

    Thanks and cheers

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