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We made parkas padded with lynx fur, because the historical fact. Fur for the original parks in most cases came from civilian fur products (women's coats, men's sheepskin coats), which the SS received from prisoners of concentration camps, requisitioned property in the occupied territories and from voluntary donations for the winter uniform. Known photos of SS soldiers in parkas shows fur of different colors, including the "leopard" design. The fur of a wild cat is a special chic for an advanced reenactor.
The fur has a dense pile about 4 cm long. The high-quality faux fur, that we used for this parka, gives the following benefits:
1) The parka can be washed with water! A parka with natural fur should never be wetted with water, otherwise the skin of the fur will harden and break. Our parkas can be washed even in a washing machine. It's important feature for reenactment, isn't it?
2) Artificial fur does not cause allergies and does not begin to shed hair with time. Natural fur in 2-3 years begins to "moult", why all the clothes under the parka is covered with a nap, which is difficult to clean. Artificial fur "lives" as long as the fabric of the top, allowing you to use an expensive jacket for more than a couple of years.
3) Natural fur would raise the price of the parka to $500. Therefore, we use fake fur, which looks the same, but allows you to save real money. Parka is not cheap anyway!
This parka of the 3nd (the last) model (full lenght button up front, the large hood and chest pockets with no folds, with a large hood that covers a head in a helmet) is an own development of the Replika shop! This batch of parkas is sewn especially for us and from materials selected by us. It's sold nowhere else, although other copies can be found on the market (for example, cheaper ones have higher, narrower shoulder and, in general, awkward cut). During the development we studied a lot of photos, we also studied several copies in order not to repeat their mistakes.
Fur parka "Replika" is made of thick cotton fabric of Feldgrau (pale gray-green) colour. There are suitable trousers for the parkas, we also sell them (look in the Related Products below), and besides us no-one produces them. They are sold separately from the parkas. There are several reasons to buy a kit right away:
|Chest girth / size||Parka size||Shoulders, cm||Sleeve, cm||Back, cm||Over the parka: chest/waist, cm|
|96 cm / 48 (S)||II||54||65||105 (51)||74 / 58|
|100 cm / 50 (M)|
|104 cm / 52 (L)|
|108 cm / 54 (XL)||III||60||70||112 (54)||68 / 51|
|112 cm / 56 (2XL)|
|116 cm / 58 (3XL)|
If you do not understand the table and you need help, write or call to us, we will help you to find the size.
You can choose the size you need from those in the list near "Add to Cart" button. If we don't have any size, you won't find it there.
The SS fur parka was designed as a uniform for the polar regions, and there it was tested. The first model was shorter and had a hood of smaller volume. It differed in some minor details too. The new model (the longer one) appeared on the front in winter 1942/43. A lot of photos of SS soldiers in this uniform taken during the fighting for Kharkov, so 2nd model parkas often called "Kharkov parka".
After studying the experience of using the 2nd model parkas, the SS decided to make it with front completely open, with buttons from up to the bottom. This simplified the process of dressing and allowed to wear it open, in case a soldier was hot after active movements.