Lost Battalions has acquired the "New Columbia" World War I patterns and samples!!!
New Columbia was the premier supplier of WWI German uniforms and when they went away, no one else had their attention to detail. Imperial German uniforms had a distinctive shape to them, not simply a "sack coat" with German trimmings... New Columbia had the proper patterns to achieve this shape. Lost Battalions now offers WWI German uniforms that are made in America using the long-lost New Columbia patterns and, we are in consultation with Joe Covais, the former owner of New Columbia. We are using custom woven wool by Woolrich Mills in Pennsylvania for the M.1915 "Die Bluse". This wool is yarn dyed, plain weave and the same weight as original.
We have acquired the remaining inventory of the "1910" wool fabric that Great War Militaria had specially woven and will use that fabric on our M.1910 and transitional tunics.
All the tailoring is done using industrial sewing machines and with European craftsmen. All uniforms are made to order. More pictures will be available shorly. Call or e-mail us for additional information.