This is the most common smock seen in the latter half of the War. The changes were the result of battlefield experiences. M42 smocks were designed to be worn under the fieldgear-the waist was higher and the smock is longer. Two reversible pockets were provided at the waist and loops for attaching camouflage were provided on the upper body.
ATF Smocks: Our smocks are the only ones other than SMW who actually used an original smock to pattern. Our poplin is made like real fabric, with tightly woven, fine yarn that is tough yet not terribly thick. The colors and pattern were taken from a mint condition oak zeltbahn that I still have in the office. These are available only from ATF- they are not the same smocks sold by other vendors.
Sizes: WWII SS smocks only came in one size- HUGE. There is no S, M, L, etc, nonsense. A real smock has a chest of about 54", and the sleeves are 20" in diameter. That's why they look so big in real photos. Remember, they had to fit over a tunic and greatcoat.
Our size "L" is the same size as original smocks, which fits up to 48" chests.
"XL" fits 49-55" chest.