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Jersey shirt w/o pockets

$ 38.3
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Grey colour jersey shirt made of thick, well stretching fabric that resembles colour and structure of German Aertex material, what these shirts were made of in 1940-s. But we have cotton in composition. Factory quality. Fully complies to the original. Made by "Replika" in Russia.

The shirt is created specially for reenactment after studying features of original shirts. The jercey shirt is well for everyday use also, particulary for outside activities and sport because it covers loin safely (in contrast to T-shirts).

Our copy shirt has thin collar with sharp ends as it was common for wartime German military shirts (except maybe tropical). Some original shirts had a tuck in the front (below the button bar). After examination of original garment was established the tuck was inherent for later shirts (with pockets). Here we don't have the front tuck.

Original shirts were in three sizes. We used expanded and handy modern size chart. We sell shirts without manufacturer stamps.

How to choose size?

You should take another shirt that fits you well. Lay it flat to the floor and make measurements using flexible ruler. The first, shoulder width (along the horisontal shoulder seam where shoulder straps should be, and behind the neck). This measurement is a key measurement, others depend on it. We give you also sleeve lenght and neck around for the information.

Measurements in centimeters
Russian sizeShouldersNeck aroundSleeve
46444168
484542
504643
524744
544845
564946
585047

Measurements in inches
Russian sizeShouldersNeck aroundSleeve
461'5" ⅓1'4" ¼
2'2"¾
481'5" ¾1'4" ½
501'6" ⅛1'5"
521'6" ½1'5" ⅓
541'6" ⅞1'5" ¾
561'7" ⅔1'6" ⅛
581'7" ¼1'6" ½

Grey shirt replaced the white colarless shirt, which was part of the underwear set of the Wehrmacht until 1941. The original material was called Aertex and contained a lot of viscose (fibers synthesized from wood). Viscose absorbs water better than cotton, herewith requires careful washing and ironing, otherwise it can stretch and even tear. So original shirts were rapidly losing its form (in addition to they were cut like a robe, to not to hamper the movements). German producers had no another choice, cotton was scarce, and viscose used everywhere instead of it.

Shirts with pockets appeared in 1942. When outside the battle, such shirt was often worn instead of a woolen jacket in summer time, so pockets were necessary. By the end of the war, the pleat dissapered from the pockets, and their form and form of the flap was simplified to rectangular.