Postwar m/36 Tunic from 1951. Suitable for officer impression or an enlisted mens impression.
The Finnish m/36 Tunic was the main uniform of the Finnish armed forces during the Second World War and for a few decades after. Its successors are still used by the officers in the Finnish military. The tunic itself is closely modeled after the Reichwehr tunics of the early 1930’s. It is thus pretty close to the German tunics of the Second World War. There are some differences in the fit and details of the tunics, but the lineage is pretty apparent to anyone collecting or studying these uniforms.
This particular tunic is your standard post war m/36 Tunic, intended for the contemporary enlisted men of the time. The pattern however is identical to wartime m/36 tunics. A great option for an officer’s or an enlisted mens impression for the Second World War. The tunic is in pretty good condition with no major damage. There are just repair pieces on the sleeve ends. The lining is a half lining in brown cotton. The liner has an ink stamp marking it as Finnish National Theatre property. The material of the tunic itself is fairly rough, slightly blueish grey woolen plain twill, almost identical to the wartime regulation material. Buttons are olive green wartime plastic buttons. The other epaulette button is missing.
The tunic is stamped with a size marking 50 B and manufacturers label VPu Int 51 for the manufacturing year of 1951. Size 50 B is intended for a 170 cm to 175 cm tall man with a 100 cm chest circumference.
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