Wednesday, October 20, 2010

R/Co. Archive: German Military Jacket.

I got my hands on this jacket and shot it, oh wow, must have been over 6 months ago... So I am a little slow on things sometimes.... Anyway I do not know much about it since it is German Swiss. A few things I know is that it was picked up in Germany at a surplus shop it is a heavy wool outer with twill pocketing and lining. Oh and that it is a really, really, awesome piece. Below I have provided a nice collection of images that I shot of all of the details. Enjoy.

If anyone knows anything about this jacket please let us know in the comments. Thanks.
*Update*
Thanks to all of you who send in comments about the jacket and gave me more insight into it and it's origins.   

"Keep 'Em Flying"
Cheers.

7 comments:

Chris said...

I think the text on the label is Swedish instead of German.

Anyway I like the jacket! especialy the back pockets

patrick segui said...

it is in fact a swedish jacket .this model was favored by paratrooper .lately ,here in the US,a lot of swedish militaria has surfaced .if you're lucky you can even get some ww1 pull over shirts and under shirts .as for this jacket,the fabric is so close to the one used by the germans during ww2 ,that a lot of unscrupulous guys are using these old jackets to make fakes.....can't read it on the picture but the date is under the crowns .

Drew said...

I picked up one of these bad boys during the summer at a consignment shop. I put it on the other day and found a rosary and Swedish coin in the pockets. Really nice.

Redcrow said...

That is awesome Drew! Nice find...

Cheers.

mark wadsworth said...
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mark said...

definitely swedish - i've the same jacket in an amazing vivd green called 'the filed jacket' it's excellent! good find

L.A.B. said...

Very nice and interesting blog, but please change change Swiss to Swedish in the post. It's a M39 private army jacket made by Örnkläder. I had one during my military duty during the early 1970's, they where phased out in the mid 70's.