Green shirt with pockets

45.00 €
In Stock
Shipping from 4.60 €

How to choose the 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!

Description

The feldgrau-green colour shirt (cold shade of green) and olive-green colour (warm shade of green) shirts with pockets. A shade to choose from.

Breathable cotton fabric, knitted weave. The pockets are shaped, with "cut" corners at the bottom and with a fold in the middle. This is the earliest version of the pockets. 

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. Our own production.

The shirt is suitable for reenactment and civilian use, especially for outdoor activities and sports, as it reliably covers the lower back (unlike T-shirts).


The photo shows 2 shades of the shirt: olive (left) and field gray.

Some of the original shirts had a crease on the chest (just below the button placket). The study of the original samples shows that such a fold is more typical for later samples (already with pockets), so there is this fold on the shirt. The fold gives additional freedom (especially for large men).

On this shirt, resin buttons are used on the chest and cuffs, imitating cardboard samples. Cardboard buttons were used by Germany in order to save money and were distributed on underwear, camouflage capes, shirts and to hold identification ribbons on winter uniforms. Such buttons give a unique authentic look, however, it must be remembered that with constant washing in the washing machine, they will lose their appearance and may collapse. Our copy of the buttons is not destroyed by washing, the shirt can be washed in the washing machine.

 

Photo of the buttons on our shirts.

There are zinc buttons on the pockets, painted field gray. Such zinc buttons replaced buttons made of aluminum during the war, because they were cheaper, and aluminum was needed by the aviation industry.

There is manufacturer's stamp (code RB.-Nr.) on the shirt (on the chest opening inside). At the collar, a paper label is sewn. The inscription Trikothemd (German: knitted shirt) and the size in European system. The label is easy to remove before using the shirt.

Historical reference.

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.