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#1 26-07-2011 23:28:47

Belgard
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Tropikal tunic

Hi all,
Any comments about this tunic are appreciated. It's german ww2 tropical tunic or post war fake? Thanks for yours  help.
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#2 26-07-2011 23:34:52

Belgard
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Re: Tropikal tunic

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#3 27-07-2011 18:59:31

Wessels
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Re: Tropikal tunic

Hello Belgard,

This tunic is not a standard tropical tunic as would have been issued for service in Afrika or the Med, but rather a custom made summer weight tunic as was popular in southern european areas. They were very popular with officers and NCO during the hot summer months in Russia.

I hope this helps!

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#4 27-07-2011 22:25:10

NZMark
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Re: Tropikal tunic

I like it - a lot!
Can we see some images of it's interior, please? This one's seen a nice amount of active wear, and I like the washed out appearance. I'd actually be happy with it in my collection as a warm-climate tunic, not specifically tropical.
Regards,
Mark


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#5 27-07-2011 22:49:17

Bond
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Re: Tropikal tunic

Agree with Mark and Wessels, very nice looking tailored summer tunic, not seen in Afrika, but common in Italy and southern Russia etc...

Regards,

Jerry


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#6 27-07-2011 23:02:01

Belgard
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Re: Tropikal tunic

interior
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#7 27-07-2011 23:08:02

NZMark
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Re: Tropikal tunic

I've just taken a look at the tunic on the sales site...GRAB IT BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES.
That's a very neat custom made (superb quality) tunic at a seriously tempting pricetag....the hidden S ring detail is above what I'd normally expect to see, but it certainly is not a factory manufactured tunic.
Good Luck - this will be a wonderful tunic displayed in conjunction with an NCO's equipment set-up...
One question - Jerry - What's your thoughts on the eagle? Original or not? Mark


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#8 28-07-2011 08:42:40

Belgard
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Re: Tropikal tunic

eagle
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#9 28-07-2011 18:02:53

Sebastian.V
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Re: Tropikal tunic

Well...that is a original tunic, not tropical to me, more summer style

best
Sebastien

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#10 28-07-2011 20:42:32

Bond
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Re: Tropikal tunic

NZMark wrote:

I've just taken a look at the tunic on the sales site...GRAB IT BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES.
That's a very neat custom made (superb quality) tunic at a seriously tempting pricetag....the hidden S ring detail is above what I'd normally expect to see, but it certainly is not a factory manufactured tunic.
Good Luck - this will be a wonderful tunic displayed in conjunction with an NCO's equipment set-up...
One question - Jerry - What's your thoughts on the eagle? Original or not? Mark

An original eagle for certain, but not one I remember having seen on this type of tunic before, though no reason not to be on one of these.  Thought to be an early type, machine embroidered for Em's and Nco's, pictured on page 67 of Angolia & Schlicht Vol 2 Uniforms & traditions of the German Army 1933-1945.

Regards,

Jerry


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Jerry B.

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#11 29-07-2011 07:29:21

Belgard
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Re: Tropikal tunic

Thank you for all your comments.smile

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#12 30-07-2011 09:55:11

Wessels
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Re: Tropikal tunic

I definitely agree! Original eagle. These are private purchase types that individuals (especially NCO"s) would obtain to "jazz up" their tunics. Typically found on walking out tunics and/or private purchase tunics such as this one.


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