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Drillich 44 Dot Tunic
Drillich 44 Dot Tunic


 
Price: $99.99

Product Code: GUJ44HBT


Drillich 44 Dot Tunic Size*:


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Reproduction of the Waffen SS "44 dot" camouflage tunic. This uniform appeared in the Spring of 1944 and was worn until the end of the War. These uniforms were made from nearly a dozen different fabrics, but Drillich (aka HBT) fabric was the most common. Our cloth is 50/50 linen/ cotton.

ATF's 44 Dot: We have spent five years developing these uniforms, with only original WWII examples of garments and fabrics used in the process. I believe we are the only company which uses the true SS pattern for the garments- everyone else (including the pricey ones) based their designs off Heer "reed green" uniforms. All of the details peculiar to the Waffen SS are duplicated- the shorter skirt, no chest darts, buttons, lining material, and reinforcements. For more information on originals see our "About 44 Dot" page.

Colors: We intentionally made two subtly different shades to try and mimic the patchwork look of most authentic WWII 44 dot garments. All colors and the pattern were taken directly from original period examples. The shading is random and we do not offer a choice- jackets and trousers may or may not match one another exactly.

Insignia: These uniforms were issued with a sleeve eagle. The eagle was intended to be the only insignia worn on them, but, as with most every other uniform, the German troops often went their own way. It's not terribly uncommon to see them being worn with shoulder boards, collar tabs, and cuff titles in period photos.

Washing: Yes, these are washer/ dryer safe. However, it's best to button the uniform and flip it inside out before putting it in a machine otherwise the tumbler will knock the paint off the buttons. Hand wash/ hang dry is the best to reduce fade.

Shrinkage: We compensated for this in the pattern. They will shrink about 1.5" in length.

Sizing: We followed the German metric scale exactly- which is actually more detailed than the American sizing grades. On German Feldblusen, length is far more important than exact chest size, hence the size ranges. Simply find what range your chest size is in, then pick your length.

Length:
We made these in Shorts, Regulars and Longs. Many reproductions are ridiculously long for most people, those 5'8" and less often look like they are wearing a greatcoat, with sleeves to their fingertips. In WWII, German tunics came in literally dozens of size combinations- we learned their sizing system intimately while making our Texled uniforms. The German military based their jacket lengths on one's torso measure- the kurze Taille. This is the distance from the base of the collar to the narrowest part of the waist, where the belt hook holes (and hence the belt) will fall. Each size nominally corresponds to a range of heights. Below is a table with our sizing. Like the Germans in WWII, chest/ tunic size does not effect the length. In other words, a Small short has the same torso and sleeve lengths as an XXL Short.

Size Height Range *Torso Length **Sleeve Length
Short 5'4"-5'8" 42cm 60cm
Regular 5'9"-6'0" 46cm 65cm
Long 6'1"-6'4" 50cm 69cm
*Torso Length = base of collar to the level of the center belt hook hole (the total length of the back is about 25cm more)
**Sleeve Length = shoulder seam (where the sleeve attaches) to the cuff


NOTES:

1. Alterations:
We no longer offer alterations.

2. SS Insignia Sold Separately!

3.
Custom orders? We have no ability to offer "custom" sizes or bespoke clothing of any kind.

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