Gray-green shirt with pockets

$35.4
In Stock

Shirt of pale green (Feldgrau) colour, with pockets. Cotton fabric is breathable, pleasant to the body. The fabric is not knitted, it does not stretch! This shirt cotton 180 g/m², this shirt can be worn as a civilian clothing.

Pockets have figured form, "cut" corners at the bottom and a fold in the middle. This is the earliest version of the pockets. There is also a fold on the chest, which gives additional freedom (especially for large men). The shirt is sewn on the same patterns as our gray knit shirts without pockets. The four-hole plain buttons are installed, the color of the buttons is close to colour of the fabric.

Features of the original shirt are well copied: the shape and size of the pockets, long back, pointed ends of the collar. Factory quality, made on professional equipment at the sewing enterprise. Production "Replica", made in Russia.

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




We do not produce shirts by order. Please choose a size from those in stock. If you do not understand the table, contact us, we will help you to find the size!

Historical reference.

The shirt with pockets appeared in 1943, and from that moment soldiers received a good alternative to the field jacket during breaks in combat (on vacation, when setting up positions or eating). In the pockets, they could store things that should always be at hand: documents, cigarettes, and even a personal ID disk (although it was restricted to keep the Erkennungsmarke in your pocket).

Germany went into economy mode at the beginning of the war. They revised the elements of clothing and equipment that could be made cheaper without losing functionality; aluminum fittings were replaced with steel, horn buttons with cardboard and plastic. Colors also "floated": if the main uniform (tunic, trousers, headdress) still remained within the "feldgrau" color (gray-green), then secondary elements, in particular shirts, could be sewn from any dark color material.

The bulk of shirts were made of knitted fabric (a stretch fabric similar to what modern t-shirts or underpants are made of). However, for the tropal uniforms, the fabric was non-stretching cotton (just that is customary to make modern shirts), the same shirts were found in the SS. The original shirts were sewn a huge variety of different colors and textures. Only the cut remained more or less common.


Top photos show a shirt made of dense non-stretchy material from the book by M. Beaver "Uniforms Waffen-SS". Below is a photo of a cotton shirt made of light non-stretchy material, from a private collection.