SS parka/anorak full lenght opening, Italian camo

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Description

Full front open parka (late model) in Italian camouflage. We used natural fabric, camouflage was copied from the original cape-tent. 2 external pockets on the chest, 2 internal insulated pockets on the front of the hips. Elastic waist (not adjustable). The hood is tightened with a drawstring. The hood is very spacious, it easily covers the head in a steel helmet and remains a reserve that protects from wind and snow.

The parkas are almost sold out. No new run is expected yet.

The wrists are protected from snow and cold air by internal elastic cuffs. In the hood and around the body fur, in the sleeves insulation made of recycled mixed wool and cotton fabric (as in the original). Lining in the sleeves of cotton or artificial silk (there were different materials on different original samples). By the end of the war (when camouflage parkas began to be produced), artificial silk (made from viscose) was used on the lining of almost any uniform. Buttons are aluminum, grained, 19 mm, painted in the color of Feldgrau (pale gray-green) on the outside.


The fabric that was used for sewing. This is a copy that was developed and produced by the Replika store exclusively for these parkas.


The original parka, turned inside out. You can see the lining of the sleeves. It's made of gray fabric (artificial silk), which is very shiny and seems white. On another photo you can clearly see the difference in the shades of camouflage within the same original parka. The green color looks almost like yellow on the neighboring part.

• Beige fur consist of dense light brown hairs of about 5 cm long and beautiful black hairs up to 9 cm long, which give a unique iridescence when moving.
• Gray fur is called "blue fox" (it looks gray in artificial light, but it can turn purple in the evening on the street). It looks like it's sewn from pieces of different colors.

High-quality artificial fur on these parkas, gives it the following advantages:
1) The parka can be washed and rinsed! A parka with natural fur should never be wetted with water, otherwise the fur skin will harden and break. Our parka can even be washed in the washing machine. Agree, an important property for reenactment?
2) Artificial fur does not cause allergies and does not begin to moult over time. Natural fur begins to "get out" after 2-3 years, which makes all the clothes under the parka covered with nap, which is difficult to clean. Artificial fur "lives" as long as the fabric of the top, allowing you to use an expensive parka for more than one year.
3) Natural fur raises the price of parka to $500. Therefore, we use artificial fur that looks the same, but allows you to save real money. It's not a cheap item anyway!


Fur that is installed on these parkas (the photo was taken in a room under artificial light).


Fur in the daylight.

This parka of the 3rd (last) model (full opening and with breast pockets without a fold) is a development of the Replika store! This batch of winter parkas is made especially for us and from selected materials. It is not sold anywhere else, although other copies can be found on the market (for example, cheaper ones have a raised shoulder and a generally narrow, awkward cut).

How to choose the size?

Usually, German winter and camouflage clothing was made in only three sizes: small (I), medium (II) and large (III).

On the product photo: size II (medium) is worn on a person who usually wears Russian size 52 or L, XL. Height 180 cm, chest around 100 cm, shoulder width along the top 45 cm, girth 98 cm. The parka is worn over the summer set, as as it should be.

You can choose the size remotely using the table below. To measure your chest you need a flexible meter or at least a rope. Also measure similar winter jacket that fits you.

Explanations to the table:
• Bare chest girth — the maximum around measurement of bare chest (while inhaling), you need to measure on the widest part of the chest.
• Jacket size you wear — corresponding clothing size in Russian and international units. The parka is sewn taking into account that it is outerwear! No need to add "size for a sweater".
• Shoulders of parka — shoulder width from sleeve to sleeve and behind the neck along the shoulder seam; this is a very important size, use it to compare with a similar jacket you already have.
• Sleeve of parka — sleeve length along the longest side.
• Back lenght of parka — the length of the back from the collar to the bottom (in brackets: down to elastic waist), without hood. Please remember that the parkas on original photos often reached the knees when worn, they were quite long. We offer no other lenght!
• Chest / waist of parka — the width of the chest and waist of the jacket (at the level of the armpits and elastic band, respectively), when the parka lies flat on the floor. The jacket is designed to be worn over the uniform. And the fur park is quite larger than, for example, an overcoat of the same size. Because the overcoat is roughly 0.5 cm thick, and the jacket with fur is 7 cm thick.

You need to start by measuring the girth of your bare chest, and then compare the winter jacket you have with the selected parka size by shoulders size. Other sizes are for reference. If you choose the size like "well, I wear L", then you can make a mistake, because L is the conditional size, which means simply "Large".
Compliance is true for this product only! Divide cm to 2.54 to get inches
Size of the parka
Bare chest girth, cm
Jacket size you wear
Shoulders of parka, cmSleeve of the parka, cmBack lenght of parka, cm
(in brackets - down to waist)
Chest/waist of parka, cm
I91 - 10046 - 50 (XS - M)486098 (48)
62 / 44
II101 - 11152 - 54 (L - XL)5465105 (51)
68 / 51
III
112 - 12256 - 60 (2XL - 4XL)6070112 (54)74 / 58


If you do not understand the table and you need help, write or call to 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.

Historical reference.

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". 

After studying the experience of using the 2nd model parkas, the SS decided to make it with front completely open, with buttons from up to the bottom. This simplified the process of dressing and allowed to wear it open, in case a soldier was hot after active movements.

After the allies landed in Italy, the Germans expropriated the military depots of the Italians and used their fabric stocks for sewing military uniforms. So appeared parkas, overalls etc. in Italian camouflage.


Captured German soldiers in Italian camo parkas with the Americans. Photos from the forum warrelics.eu.


German soldiers in full-open parkas of Italian camouflage are POWs by the British. The owner of the photocopies identified himself in the photo.


German soldiers in full-open parkas of Italian camouflage are crossing the bridge. Perhaps the photo was taken in the area of Tangermünde in Germany, where the Americans were taking photos and videos of the surrender, and the Germans, for obvious reasons, were moving from Berlin to the West. Now this city is home to one of the largest warehouses-stores of military uniforms in the world.
In another photo, American military personnel in trophy parkas. The colors of the camouflage are clearly visible. Photos from the forum warrelics.eu.