WW2 German Nazi nice Waffen SS Sahariana tropical Tunic with chevron
SS Sahariana-Introduced in late 1942, these were issued to the Waffen SS for use in tropical climates and was based on the Sahariana bush jacket.
Even though the SS had served in tropical climates (Mediterranean, etc) it wasn’t until this time that official regulations called for the use of a tropical blouse, or tropical garments of any kind.
The blouse is produced in a soft cotton twill material in a tropical tan hue.
This example has only minor discoloration and wear from use, remaining in near excellent condition overall.
There are four patch type pockets with scalloped flaps.
The breast pocket flaps extend back and over the shoulders and finalize in a tail at the rear around shoulder length. It has an open neck with a lay down collar.
There are four closure buttons.
The adjustable cuffs have a pair of brown Bakelite buttons on each.
The left sleeve has a machine woven (BeVo), tropical SS eagle which is an original piece and has been neatly machine applied.
There are long, wide straps for slip-on shoulder straps. These are produced in the same tropical tan cotton as the rest of the blouse.
The slip on straps are produced in black badge cloth with blue piping.
A near excellent example of a very desirable tunic!