A Bavarian Officer's Brocade Belt & Buckle
A Bavarian Officer's Brocade Belt & Buckle - Belt is fabricated from a silver-aluminum thatched patterned weave, with two rows of Bavarian blue brocade interwoven into the belt, supported by a navy blue wool backer, 43 mm wide x 1,140 mm long, featuring a two-piece silvered brass Officer's buckle on the right end, illustrating a raised full oakleaf wreath encompassing a Bavarian crown in its centre, a clip on the reverse of the buckle for attachment to the aluminum loop on the opposite end of the belt, a silvered brass tube and prongs attached to the loop, allowing the belt to be fed through the 33 mm x 250 mm smooth leather butterscotch tab stitched to the reverse, the tab with nine rows of two holes each, allowing for an adjustable fit at the waist, fitting a 30" to 37" waist, evidence of moth invasion on the navy blue wool reverse, light gilt wear on the brass parts, exhibiting light wear overall, quality stitching and workmanship, near extremely fine. Footnote: Officers ranks were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms including belts. As a result, they were allotted a clothing allowance through the army’s Kleiderkasse (Clothing Account) system. The Officers could choose to purchase their uniforms items from the armed forces clothing depots or to privately purchase items of higher quality.