World War Italian Fascist SS Volunteers Uniform. Includes Hat, Jacket, Belt and Trousers
A rare Second World War Italian SS, North Africa uniform. The set consists of a cream linen tunic with red collar tabs and eagle badge to the left arm, a pair of German trousers in a similar material, a cream cloth cap and a brown leather belt.
The jacket is single breasted with four brass buttons to the front,There are two deep buttoned pockets to the sides and two to the chest. There are also two pockets to the inside. The collar tabs are plain red as issued to volunteers of the Debica batallion, part of the Waffen SS formed in 1943. The badge to the arm depicts to eagle in flight carrying an axe on a red field. This badge denotes the wearer to belong to an Italian SS division.
The trousers are German issue. The waistband is marked with size 90 85 56 and dated 1941. The trousers have 5 buttons to the fly and 6 buttons to the inside band for braces. The trousers have two pockets to the side and two buttoned pockets to the rear. The bottom of each leg has a drawstring sewn into the hem.
The hat is of the same material. It has a fold up visor and ear flaps fixed with matching brass buttons. The inside of the cap is lined in a green cotton. The lining is stamped Giano Roma.
~ Dimensions ~
The jacket measures 18.5 inches (47cm) across the shoulders. it measures 28 inches (71cm) from collar to hem.
The trousers are marked with measurements in (centimeters)90 85 56. In inches this equates to 35.5 waist, 33.5 leg, 22 inside leg.
The belt measures 47.5 inches (121cm) long by 2 inches (5cm) wide.
The lot weighs 1.84kg.
~ Condition ~
The lot is in overall decent, used condition. The pale fabrics have of course discolored a little with age with some small tears and fraying edges. All buttons and fastenings look to be intact with the exception of one button missing from the inside left pocket. The belt has minimal wear to the leather and retains a good colour and finish.
Item ID: 1562