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Cut down Swedish tunic

Postby razorlight » Sun May 08, 2011 6:12 pm

I recently bought a 1944 Swedish tunic cheap off Ebay. I thought I'd have a go at chopping it down to wear under my camo smock in the summer. Just finished it yesterday, the stitching is pretty agricultural but it does the trick. Had to chop the collar up a bit to get it the right shape, and I put a couple of old post war pebble buttons at the top where you can see it under the smock. Certainly a lot cooler than wearing a whole tunic underneath.
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Re: Cut down Swedish tunic

Postby Hänschen klein » Sun May 08, 2011 6:32 pm

Good job passed this idea onto a mate last year and it works a treat
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Re: Cut down Swedish tunic

Postby Joseph Porta » Wed May 18, 2011 10:07 am

ive done the same with my shirt, but never thought to do it to a tunic, good idea
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Re: Cut down Swedish tunic

Postby dog green 1 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:09 pm

This is what is commonly refered to as a "Dickie" There is some dispute as to wether this was actually carried out in the field, the main reason being you were issued one tunic and expected to look after it. However a Das Reich vetran at an event did say himself and others did make such items to wear under their smocks. When it comes from the horses mouth thats good enough for me :wink:
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Re: Cut down Swedish tunic

Postby D3801 » Wed May 15, 2013 3:14 pm

Interesting.

Didn't the Dutch, German, Swiss armies, and others, have winter and Summer uniforms, as well as feldbluse/Waffenrock ?

Not sure if these would be issue, or private purchase, but cotton twill copies of trousers/jodhs and tunics , without lining, and usually with metal air holes under arms.

The S.S had a penchant for herringbone pattern grey-green material.
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Re: Cut down Swedish tunic

Postby Steiner » Wed May 15, 2013 9:40 pm

The Germans were issued with HBTs from 42, although they had been utilising the work uniform earlier.
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