Wartime Field Artillery Captains m/36 Tunic with matching pair of post war breeches. The set is not named, but the awards suggest a war veteran that has continued service post war in the military.
The tunic in this set is a very fine, tailor made tunic. It is a typical pre-war or early war tunic in that it has been made in the m/22 Officer Tunic pattern but with required changes to make it fit the m/36 regulations. These changes mostly involve the sleeves, epaulettes and the collar. The almost flamboyant peaked pocket lids are a carry over from the m/22 Officer Tunic, as well as the full liner with an internal belt keeping it smart looking on the wearer. The jacket has slightly padded shoulders and reinforced chest
The epaulettes match the post 1941 regulations, but the shape is much closer to the m/39 Officers Light Jacket than the 1941 regulation m/36 epaulettes. The liner is full artificial silk and has one interior pocket. Two detacheable collar hooks are still on the collar lining – there used to be a third one but it is unfortunately missing. The two collar tabs and the rank pips are original wartime ones.
The breeches are m/36 pattern and even though they are made post war by VPu (Valtion Pukutehdas) are identical to what a wartime m/36 breeches for officers were. The only “giveaway” is the use of postwar plastic buttons and the stamps.
The tunic has 104 cm chest circumference on the outside, but the interior measurements are about 10 cm less due to all the padding. The breeches have 84 cm waist and 96 cm side seam. The full length of the breeches with the cuff loops is about 108 cm.
In excellent shape and condition, with only slight discoloration and one small tear on the back of the left shoulder. Liner in the breeches and the tunic have some slight wear.
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