K000680 EM/NCO'S BLUE JUMPER SHIRT.
BACKGROUND:German Naval uniforms and headgear were based on traditional designs that date back to the creation of the Prussian Navy in 1848, and although the uniforms and headgear did evolve during the interim years, many items used during the Third Reich would still have been quite recognizable to the Imperial sailor. The blue and white jumper shirts were a staple uniform item for all EM/NCO personnel and followed the basic design of the Imperial German Navy and Reichsmarine blue and white jumper shirts. The white jumper shirts were intended for wear in tropical climates or with the summer walking out dress while the navy blue shirts were utilized for everyday wear. When order the blue jumper shirts were worn with a black silk kerchief and a separate removable collar dickie that resembled the integral collar on the white jumper shirts. Officers and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms and headgear and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance through the OKK, Offizier Kleiderkasse der Kriegsmarine, (Officer’s Clothing Account of the Navy). Although enlisted personnel were issued their uniforms and headgear from government supplies they were also permitted to purchase privately tailored items although the price may have been restrictive. Generally speaking officers bought nice quality, private purchase, uniform items but they could also choose to buy their uniforms directly from the military clothing depots.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Blue wool jumper shirt. Eagle is hand stitched to the upper right chest. Teletypist and Musician trade badges to the left sleeve. Separate collar dickie. Large hole to the left armpit area that will have to be repaired. Buttons to the cuffs are all original. Roughly a 40" chest.
GRADE *** 1/2 PRICE $249.00
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