GERMAN THIRD REICH PRIVATE PURCHASE PARATROOPER TROUSERS.
A most interesting item of German military uniform. Almost all uniforms of the Third Reich existed in issue ordnance quality for men and higher quality versions for officers for field wear. This particular pair of trousers is a tailored produced field service quality pair of trousers possibly for an officer or an NCO. Externally these are almost identical to the issue trousers being of a heavy-weight wool, this wool having a slightly grey green tone to it and is almost definitely of Dutch captured cloth. Large bolts of cloth were used from the occupied countries to produce clothing both at ordnance and private level. These trousers are deluxe lined in rayon silk throughout with linen pocket bags and a hook closure to the waist. The rear two pockets do not have press studs, again this probably being produced for comfort. The two main hip pockets have the typical Prym press studs that would have been found upon the issue examples, there is a small ticket style pocket with again press stud closure. To the leg is the double lined pocket for the drop knife. There is a good degree of field wear and at some time these have probably been used for work and have some minor paint splashes, however these have been very carefully removed in most cases and in general they do not affect the overall appearance of the trousers whatsoever. The trousers are a good medium large size with all buttons and press studs correct. An intriguing and interesting pair of trousers that would greatly compliment a fallschirmjager NCO or officer mannequin display.