Waffen SS Officer's Field Service Blouse (feldbluse)
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The SS-VT, later called the Waffen-SS, adopted field gray as their uniform color in 1937. There was an officer's version of the M37 field blouse, but most officers preferred to wear the Army style and had blouses made with the Army's key design elements: deep french cuffs; dark green pointed, double hooked, stand and fall collar; and pleated pockets with deeply scalloped flaps. These were unchanged through the end of the war (excepting the officers versions of the M44 bluse). However, material quality suffered from the same declines as all German uniforms. Unlike the army, most Waffen-SS officer's jackets retained the five button front (as did the enlisted SS blouses), but six buttons were also used. Pocket flaps were deeply scalloped and collar points were long. Again, as with the army, captured stocks of fabric from many countries including Russia, Italy, Holland, and others were utilized.
|The Lost Battalions reproduction, shown above and at right, is an exact copy of the style most widely used in the field by combat officers of the Waffen-SS. The lining is rayon artificial silk in a satin weave and is a full lining, including the full length of the sleeves. The dagger hanger slit is cut into the jacket under the lower left pocket flap. Since this is an officer's blouse there are no provisions for belt hooks. The shoulders are lightly padded, just as on original surviving examples and the front of the jacket is stiffened with a layer of hair canvas. Even though you can't see it, we put it in. The stand-and-fall collar is double-hooked and sharply pointed, and the skirt is equal to or slightly shorter than the cuffs; important features for style conscious German officers. Five or six buttons may be used for the front (five is standard).|
This item is proudly made in Dallas, Texas
Base (no insignia) price: $550
Shipping in Continental US: $15
Shoulder boards (button on)
Shoulder boards (sewn-in)
Sleeve eagle (bullion silver wire):$18
Cuff title (bullion silver wire):$30
Six button front: No charge
|We receive inquiries about our officers uniforms almost every day from people who are concerned about getting "officer quality" material (something they read in a book about German uniforms, usually written by class-obsessed Brits). This always brings us a chuckle, because officers' and enlisted men's field blouses were made of felted wool for water and wind resistance. Even visor caps and old style field caps that were intended for field use were made of the same material due to its weather resistant qualities (North Central Europe tends to be cool and damp). Officers' uniforms intended for wear in the office and semi-dress uniforms for more formal purposes are a totally different topic. Those can be found made of everything; doeskin, gabardine, whipcord, you name it. Currently, we only make the field uniform, but we plan to make uniforms of these other materials at some unknown future time.|
|Above: This blouse is set up for a 2nd Lt. (untersturmführer) of grenadiers of the 1st SS Panzer Division. It features the following optional hand embroidered bullion wire collar tabs, sleeve eagle, and divisional cuff title. It also has optional sewn-in shoulder boards with white over black underlay.|