Fabric is specially made for Soviet WW2 items: cotton "diagonal", khaki colour. It's very nice replica of original fabric. We use no glossy, sinthetic or modern fabrics! Only correct colour and texture! Qualitative tailoring. Buttons and threads colour may differ from pictures (depends on the batch).
How to choose size?
You need to take a shirt that suits you well (you may take an office shirt). The correct size of the shirt when the sleeve seam is located at the shoulder end (and not down to arm). You need to measure the distance between the sleeve seams along the shoulder seam and behind the neck. Then choose the size of the tunic in the table below. Measurements in centimeters, divide to 2,54 to get inches.
|Russian size||Between shoulders, cm||Between shoulders, inches|
The width of the shirt at the waist is always bigger than the shoulders, it is sewn as a loose shirt, "bell". The girth of the neck depends on the size. Sleeves length can vary depends on height. Typically, shirts up to size 50 are for 170 cm height, and size over 50 are for 180-185 cm. You can specify the neck girth and the length of the sleeves of your shirt by contacting our store in any way.
"Gymnastiorka" (literally: gymnastics shirt) model 1935 was used in RKKA from during the war till 1943, when a new model uniform was adopted. After that it had been used with shoulder boards untill stockpiles were depleted.