Pants for the SS fur parka: the "Replika" shop own development. These pants are sewn especially for us and from materials selected by us. They are sold by nobody else and and we didn't encountered any mass-produced else. During the development we studied a lot of photos, we also obtained and inspected copies sewn individually. The pants were a part of set along with the parka, these are pretty meager covered in researches of the SS uniforms. No other branches used these pants beside the SS.
The main fabric is cotton, durable, colour Feldgrau (pale green, warm hue). Inside is the insulation of the "uniform recycling" (coarse fabric made from rests of old clothes with a high content of wool), as it was in German winter uniform. Insulation stuck to the inside fabric layer of the pants so that it does not fall down when worn. The inner shell of the pants is made of thick white fabric. It is obvious that the pants were planned bilateral, and they can be worn on the white side out. However, historical examples are few.
The pants have a rather complex system of straps. They hang on shoulders with the help of suspenders. After putting on, the back of the pants is pulled to the front by a strap with a buckle, and then the front is pulled to the back (also by straps with buckles on the sides). Legs have elastic bands that is put on directly over high- or lace-boots, and wide flaps at lower part protect shoes from snow getting inside. Lower ends are also tightened with a tape-cord.
You can see the pants of a slightly different color, but the same model, made one of the first for the store "Replika" in the pictures. It's for general appearance understanding.
The pants are sold separately from the parkas. There are several reasons for you to buy the set:
1) The question of sewing the next batch of certain products is decided by the results of the current sales. If the item is sold out, it may simply not be available later. Or it will be more expensive.
2) The next batch of parkas and pants will be sewn possibly from another similar fabric. If you don't buy the set right away, you may never be able to assemble it: the fabric will be different.
3) Size seliction and the discount for a set is possible only at the beginning of sales. After a few months, some sizes may disappear.
|Waist around / size||SS pants size||Length, cm||Width, cm|
|84 cm / 48 (S)||II||112 (79)||66 (46)|
|90 cm / 50 (M)|
|96 cm / 52 (L)|
|102 cm / 54 (S)XL||III||116 (81)||73 (48)|
|108 cm / 56 (S)2XL|
|114 cm / 58 (S)3XL|
If you do not understand the table and you need help, write or call 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".
The SS winter pants had no fur inside, unlike the parkas. However, some pictures of fur pants are under discussing in the collectors community. The most common model of pants had insulation made of recycled old uniforms (cloth like a thick poor quality blanket), and those pants were white inside. Theoretically, they could be turned out and worn with the white side out. The pants had no waist and were held up by suspenders and a system of pulling straps at the waist. So, to wear pants you should pull their rear part by the pull tab to your waist. Then pull the front part also by tabs to the back part. Pants were worn over shoes, they had the flaps in the bottom, covering shoes from the snow. And they had the elastic bands which passed directly under the shoes, not allowing the pants' legs to lift up.