A pair of prewar officers m/22 trousers with the General Staff piping.
The m/22 trousers are of darker grey wool than m/36 trousers, but otherwise very similar in style and cut. These trousers have been made by I. E. Seligssonin sotilaspukimo, a very prominent Finnish military uniform tailor from Helsinki. Their tailored uniforms are a stable part of Finnish officer uniforms of the period and are probably the most common tailor of the m/22 uniforms.
These trousers are made out of cavalry twill wool and has dark blue sateen finished lining with white stars. Some prussian yute reinforcements in places and sturdy off-white cotton pockets. Buttons are custom I.E. Seligsson – Helsinki buttons for the fly and suspenders. There’s two angled front pockets, a pocket watch pocket on the left and two back pockets. A cloth belt spans over the lower back for a better fit with an elaborate buckle. The fishtail split has the manufacturers trademark label. The leg cuffs have detacheable wool straps for the smart, officer fit with shoes and boots.The branch colour piping has been chanegd from infantry green to general staff burgundy at some point. One of the pockets has a “MTV EVERSTI-LUUTNANTTI YLEISESIKUNTA” written on it, showing these have at some point belonged to the Finnish TV-channel, saying the rank is of a Lieutenant colonel.
Some wear and tear here and there, but nothing major requiring repairs. Overall a clean condition, suitable for display or impression.
The uniform has no size labeling as they are tailor made. The waist is about 80 cm, seat 98 cm, height of 116 cm and inseam of 81 cm.
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