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#1 29-03-2016 18:00:52

zip3120
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Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

Hi friends
here we are again with another pair of LW tropical pants.
I hope I have finally found an original pair.  hmm
These trousers are hardly used, with some field repairs. (One very big in the right leg). We can also see a evident sun fading.
They have been made with a fabric like that used for the fatigue uniform (Drillichanzug), but in LW tropical color. The big repair instead has been made with the usual fabric.
Your opinions, as usual, are strongly desired.

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#2 05-04-2016 12:18:51

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Re: Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

Hi Marco, i am not a "trouser guy" as you already know but to what it's worth i like this pair.

You are right that the material is HBT and not the usual heavy cotton twill but this is not a problem.

Here you can see another example in post #14: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ … T+trousers


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#3 05-04-2016 13:05:21

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Re: Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

Here another original pair to compare with
http://www.hiscoll.com/viewphoto.php?sh … amp;phqu=5
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#4 06-04-2016 11:53:27

zip3120
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Re: Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

Hi my friends
I posted these trousers on WAF and they have been judged as nice original and very salty classical HBT made, all repairs look period done.

I am very happy. Finally I replaced the fake trousers to my 1st Fallschirmjäger-Division mannequin in Montecassino.
I am especially glad for their sun fading and heavily used & repaired conditions... This is what I can expect in a soldier who fought almost continually from July 1943 (Sicily) to May 1944 (Montecassino) with supply shortages!

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#5 06-04-2016 11:59:03

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Re: Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

Hi Marco, i also like this kind of condition instead of mint examples.

The thing is that you will have to find a tunic in a similar condition to pair it.


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#6 06-04-2016 14:47:06

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Re: Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

that is true. But I think that there is a difference between the different wear in a single clothing ( es difference of wear between the breast eagle and the tunic ) and between different clothings like tunic and trousers...
Sometimes it was possible to change the tunic but not the trousers ( or reverse ) for shortage of supply.....

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#7 07-04-2016 10:37:36

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Re: Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

Yes sure, everything is possible during service but it looks better in the eye when different things are matching in condition. Not necessarily 100% but as close as possible.

For example i would match your trousers with the first tunic not the second.


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#8 07-04-2016 23:31:09

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Re: Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

ciao Don
your first tunic is amazing.... like all your stuff. smile
I am happy you would like to learn Italian language  (sono contento che tu voglia imparare l'italiano).

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#9 08-04-2016 04:50:36

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Re: Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

Love the trousers, too. I'd go even more faded for the tunic... smile
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#10 08-04-2016 08:56:14

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Re: Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

NZMark wrote:

Love the trousers, too. I'd go even more faded for the tunic... smile
Mark

You can't go wrong with a nice faded tunic cool


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#11 08-04-2016 09:03:47

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Re: Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

zip3120 wrote:

ciao Don
your first tunic is amazing.... like all your stuff. smile
I am happy you would like to learn Italian language  (sono contento che tu voglia imparare l'italiano).

Grazie Marco. I like the second one more because it's used and worn wink

For me it's easy to learn Italian. I was studying Latin for 3 years in the high school. Of course that was long ago but i am familiar with the roots of the Italian language.

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#12 08-04-2016 10:45:53

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Re: Luftwaffe tropical long trousers

Thanks friends. yours items are always beautiful.

Per aspera ad astra   (is the rule of our collection). smile

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