Kriegsmarine Foul Weather Jacket and Trousers
This Kriegsmarine foul weather uniform is often times referred to as U-Boat related, but essentially it was general issue to deck crews on-board all naval vessels. The leather is as supple as the day it was made over 65 years ago. It has five Navy brass anchor buttons down the front. These are marked OLC in the diamond for the Oberhoff Company. The interior of this size 52 jacket has the charcoal dark grey wool lining. It has a large rectangular white cloth label in the back of the neck. The blue print is hard to make out, but visible is the size 52 and the name “Prossnitz,” which is an Austrian manufacturing town in the province of Moravia. It also has a cardboard rectangular tag still sewn to the charcoal lining. The coat is about a size 42 chest. It has a sleeve lining that has an elastic closure at the wrist for warmth and comfort. The matching trousers are quite interesting. They have an oilcloth manufacturer’s tag which reads “AIRLUX” with an address in Paris. They have entries for size and date but they do not make sense. There are two vertical pockets on the front along with a watch pocket. There is an adjustment belt on the back and the claw buckle is marked Paris. A lot of naval clothing was made in occupied France. The interior is lined in a light blue cloth material.
|Germany||World War II|