N035268 DAF PERSONNEL'S BREECHES. (Stiefelhose)

BACKGROUND: Free Trade Unions in Germany were dissolved when the Nazis came to power in 1933, their members being absorbed into the newly created DAF, "Deutsche Arbeitsfront" (German Labor-front). The DAF was originally a sub-section of the NSDAP, but became an affiliated organization by 1936, and was the largest of all of the various Nazi organizations. The stated aims of the DAF were to create a national community of German professional and manual laborers, and to educate them in National Socialist principles. Membership was voluntary, but most workers chose to join to take advantage of the entertainment, sport, and travel opportunities provided by the attached KdF, "Kraft durch Freude" (Strength through Joy), welfare organization. The Volkswagen, for example, was a KdF project designed to provide German workers with a reliable and inexpensive vehicle, initially being called the "KdF Wagen."

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Nice quality, very deep navy blue or black corduroy breeches. Breeches have a side zipper entry. All the pocket buttons are the DAF type with original stitching. Breeches balloon out at thighs and taper down to ankles. Outside leg seams have a vertical slash from just below knees to cuffs with internal wind flap and two vertical rows of lace-up grommets to each. Closure laces included. Breeches roughly size 27" waist. Shows the expected age and use, but overall nice condition.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $169.00 (Or Best Offer)

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