SH130 [RED EAGLE] Black German BDU Jacket



$84.95

Up-Cycled German Army or Bundeswehr Moleskin Jacket. Dyed and Printed by MIR.

COLOR: BLACK

SIZES: SM, MD, LG, XL

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SIZE:_____SM__________MD_________LG_________XL
Chest:___(34"-36")_______(38-40)_______(42-44)______(46-48)
EU:____(88-92cm)_______(96-100)_____(104-108)_____(112-116)

MODEL IS 6'1". HE IS WEARING A SM.

TO FIND YOUR SIZE:
MEASURE CIRCUMFERENCE OF YOUR CHEST AND MATCH IT TO THE CORRESPONDING SIZE ABOVE OR LAY FLAT A SHIRT THAT FITS YOU WELL AND MEASURE IT FROM ARMPIT TO ARMPIT. MULTIPLY THAT NUMBER BY 2 AND MATCH IT TO ONE OF THE SIZES ABOVE.

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ABOUT THE DESIGN:
These awesome Moleskin jackets are genuine military surplus. They belonged to the West German Army (Bundeswehr). Clothing made from moleskin is noted for its softness and durability. The 100% cotton fabric, in a greyish olive-drab colour, was used for the uniforms from the 1960s until the early 1990s. German moleskin is a tough, densely woven material strongly resistant against wind and abrasion. This Jackets have been dyed black and feature 2 large chest pockets.

The Imperial Eagle was tattooed mostly during the 30's and 40's and belongs to some of the earliest Russian Criminal tattoos. It symbolized strength and freedom It was very popular among the Thieves of that time. This particular one was a play to mix the Soviet hammer and sickle with the Imperial eagle of Tsarist Russia. A good representation of Russia today which can't quite get away from it's Soviet ways.

On the front chest is the SHTRAFBAT (~shtra'afba'at) logo. It comes from the Russian term "Shtrafniye Battal'yoni" meaning "Penalty Battalions". It was the name given to the penal battalions that were drafted from various prisons and camps around USSR during World War II. Inmates were told that if they joined the army to fight the Germans and help the Motherland, then their sentences would be commuted and they would go free after the war. Needless to say that after the war was won, Stalin ordered those inmates who served in the SHTRAFBAT to be put right back where they came from, the "Zona" (prison).

DISCLAIMER: MOST OF THE RE-CYCLED MILITARY SURPLUS ITEMS WE USE ARE UN-ISSUED. THOSE ITEMS THAT WERE ISSUED AND USED, HAVE BEEN WASHED OR DRY CLEANED AND PROPERLY DEMILITARIZED.