Product Description: This Revierförster Dress Tunic is a beautiful uniform jacket, of the very highest quality. This tunic was tailored by the firm of W. Michovius in Cottbus, a renowned tailor of Forestry garments during the Third Reich, and it bears their tag inside the collar. This tunic is made of a very fine green wool fabric, with smooth nap and a diagonal weave. It is textbook in cut, with two external breast pockets and two internal hip pockets, and is “Rock” style, with belt ramps on the back. The front closure, French cuff and pocket edges are piped with dark green wool piping. The pebbled buttons have a golden tone, with slight traces of what was probably a silver finish. The gorgeous dark green velvet collar has twisted wire rank piping and high quality, hand embroidered collar tabs for the rank of Revierförster, an area ranger. The tabs are also piped with wire braid. The shoulder boards are a perfect match for this rank, with dark green braid on a velvet underlay, and a single “acorn” rank pip on each board. This Revierförster Dress Tunic retains its original aguillette, of aluminum braid, which is in near mint condition. There are period applied loops for a ribbon or medal bar over the wearer’s right breast pocket. The interior is fully lined in artificial silk, with typical striped fabric used for the sleeves. In addition to the tailor tag, this tunic has an name tag inside the internal pocket, with the name of the original owner. There is also a hanger for a dagger or forestry cutlass. This tunic shows only extremely slight wear and is extremely well preserved. It is in near mint condition.
Historical Description: It is no exaggeration to state that most Germans in the Third Reich owned a uniform of some kind. Besides the millions of uniformed military service members, uniforms were worn by members of nearly all of the multitude of civil, political and paramilitary organizations that existed during Nazi Germany. These uniforms ranged from the finely tailored custom uniforms worn by high ranking political leaders and members of the diplomatic corps, to simple issue uniforms that were given to conscripts. There were simple work uniforms made of hard-wearing cloth, and elaborate outfits for dress and formal use, with organization-specific armbands, and branch and rank insignia. There were also field uniforms intended for wear on the battlefields by armed members of organizations that served as auxiliaries to the German armed forces. In the time before and during WWII, men and women, adults and children were all members of uniformed organizations.
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