Postwar m/36 Tunic from 1955. 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 enlisted men and officers of the time. The pattern however is close to wartime m/36 tunics. The tunic is closer to what is considered an officer’s tunic, as it has full artificial silk lining. Blueish wool, some buttons are post war casein buttons, some steel buttons. Some minor moth damage here and there. Alikersantti (Corporal) stripes on the epauletts.
The tunic is stamped with size marking 50 C and manufacturers label VPu 55 for the manufacturing year of 1955. Size 50 C is intended for a 175 cm to 180 cm tall man with a 104 cm chest circumference.
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