N043780 BDM/JM SKI JACKET. (BDM/JM Kletterjacke)

BACKGROUND: The BDM, Bund Deutscher Mädel, (League of German Girls), was the female counterpart of the HJ, for girls aged 15-17, and was originally established in December 1928 as the Schwesternschaft der HJ, (Sisterhood of the HJ). In July 1930 the organization was re-designated Bund Deutscher Mädel and in April 1931 the JM, Jungmädelgruppe, (Young Girls Group), for girls aged 10-14, was established as the counterpart of the DJ. On June 1ST 1932 the BDM/JM gained official status as an independent organization of the NSDAP. Uniform regulations were first introduced in 1931 and consisted of a long brown skirt with white collar but it wasn’t until 1933 that BDM/JM uniforms began to become standardized, and on October 10TH 1933 the tan Kletterjacke, (Climbing Jacket), with white blouse and navy blue skirt was introduced. A blue Kletterjacke was introduced for wear with the ski uniform.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Blue velour, (imitation suede), construction jacket features a four button front with small fold back peak lapels and a lay down collar. The jacket has two, small, non-pleated, patch breast pockets and two, small, non-pleated, patch hip pockets, all with scalloped button down flaps. Straight cut sleeve cuffs have a horizontal, button holed velour strap stitched to the inside seam for fit adjustment. Reverse of the jacket has two vertical tapering darts and dual horizontal fit adjustment straps to both sides, near waistline with sheet metal adjustment buckles. Fully lined in off white rayon. All original wooden buttons are complete. Shows the expected age and use. Jacket is roughly a size 30" chest.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $595.00

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