Kriegsmarine Brown Tropical Field Blouse
A near excellent example of a Kriegsmarine Brown Tropical Field Blouse, prescribed by December 1941 orders to be worn as part of the Tropical Uniform by units in Southern European and North African countries.
Intended for wear with long trousers, shorts, breeches or the Luftwaffe trousers, this example carries the shoulders straps of a Korvettenkapitan with the career insignia of a Naval Artillery Officer. The straps attach via loops and are secured in place by gilded Kriegsmarine screw post buttons.
The blouse is closed by five grey painted removable KM buttons held in place by “S” clips, regulations however prescribing that only four buttons should be fastened to allow wear with a shirt and tie. There are four pleated and flapped patch pockets closed with the same buttons, the left breast pocket with loops for one award. Above the right breast pocket is a machine embroidered KM tropical eagle correctly worn by Officers and other ranks, Officers sometimes wearing a pin back metal eagle. Each sleeve terminates in a false cuff.
Inside, the Blouse is part lined with white cotton which shows some spotting, being the only point of note to this beautiful undamaged garment. Size stampings remain clear on the right side and show a chest size of 114 cms, about 45”.
It would be quite impossible to upgraded this example