SH52 [KOPPEN] Vintage "VET" Re-Purposed BDU Jacket/Shirt
Vintage Danish Military BDU Jacket with Silk-Screen Printing by MIR.
SHIPS FREE TO US and CANADA
AVAILABLE IN: OLIVE DRAB (shades of Olive may wary a bit from shirt to shirt)
100% COTTON. A tough and rugged denim like material built to stand up to everyday battles.
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:
These Danish Military BDU shirts/jackets have an awesome "been through war" look and feel. So if you are into the distressed and worn-out look, these are definitely up you alley. They date to around the 1970's and 1980's and will proudly serve you well into the 2070's and 80's. Don't sleep on these! LIMITED SUPPLY!
On the back 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".
ON THE FRONT: SHTRAFBAT Division(~shtra'afba'at) 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 MILITARY SURPLUS ITEMS I USE ARE UN-ISSUED. THOSE ITEMS THAT were ISSUED AND been USED, HAVE BEEN WASHED OR DRY CLEANED AND PROPERLY DEMILITARIZED.