SH35 [SHTRAFBAT] Vintage Miltary BDU Shirt
Vintage Military Dress Shirt featuring Russian Criminal Tattoo Designs by MIR
AVAILABLE IN: OLIVE DRAB (shades of Olive may wary a bit from shirt to shirt)
COTTON/POLY/VISCOSE Blend. A Tough and rugged texture built to stand up to everyday battles.
*************SIZE CHART(in inches)*******************
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.
The Model is Wearing A Medium. He's 5'10".
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ABOUT THE DESIGN:
Vintage Berlin Wall-era Eastern European Army Shirt, genuine military issue. Made from a cotton/poly/viscose mix, a tough, rugged yet comfortable material. We tailored these shirts a bit to give them a more slim fit while leaving a some breathing room for the larger Big & Tall sizes.
On the back 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).
On the front is the MIR Eagle logo. This eagle emblem has been around for thousands of years. It was first used by the Roman Empire. This type of Eagle was a powerful anti-establishment and anti-authority tattoo during the 50's and 60' . In Russian prison subculture, this type of symbol was usually meant to show disdain for the system and the Communist government. The eagle conveys the message "Strike first, Dont wait for them to hit you!"
MIR is a Russian word for "peace". But its an acronym for "Menya Ispravit Rastrel" meaning "Execution will Reform Me".
DISCLAIMER: MOST OF THE MILITARY SURPLUS ITEMS WE USE ARE UN-ISSUED. THOSE ITEMS THAT WERE ISSUED, HAVE BEEN WASHED OR DRY CLEANED AND PROPERLY DEMILITARIZED.