A tunic with insignia for the SS Oberscharführer (a rank similar to sergeant) with a Frundsberg sleeve band. The unterofficer's braid on the the collar. On the sleeve is a BeVo eagle. SS-BW (clothing factories of the SS) stamp on the. Includes original hooks to support the belt.
The 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg was formed on February 1, 1943. The tunic is suitable for the reenactment of the second half of the war.
The size of this tunic corresponds to 50-52 Russian size or international size M or L and height 170-180 cm. We do not and will not have other sizes. Check the size: take another tunic or a similar jacket that suits you and compare. You need to lay it flat on the floor and measure with a flexible meter.
• Shoulder width — 54 cm.
• Sleeve length — 65 cm.
• Jacket chest — 60 cm.
• Back height — 75 cm.
The jacket should primarily sit by the width of the shoulders and the length of the sleeve. The tailor usually adjusts the waist to the figure due to folds at the back and sides.
The shirt with pockets appeared in 1943, and from that moment on, soldiers received a good alternative to a field jacket for use on breaks (on vacation, when making positions or eating). It was possible to keep things in your pockets that should always be at hand: documents, cigarettes and even a personal ID-tag (although it was officially restricted to keep the tag in a pocket).
Germany with the beginning of the war went into economy mode. They revised items of clothing and equipment that could be cheaper without losing functionality. Aluminum fittings were replaced with steel, horn buttons for cardboard and plastic. The colors also “floated”: if the main uniform (jacket, trousers, headdress) still remained within the color of “Feldgrau” (gray-green), then secondary elements, in particular shirts, could sew from any dark material.