Schutzpolizei Revier-Hauptmann Dress Tunic
This tunic is fabricated from green wool and is trimmed with chocolate brown wool on the collar and the simulated French cuffs, with orange piping. It is adorned with silver/aluminum bullion wire shoulder boards, each with two gilt pips attached, trimmed in chocolate brown piping with orange wool bases, held in place by silver gilt pebbled buttons. The collar tabs are in silver bullion wire with orange wool bases. There is a dual hook and eye closure on the collar, ensuring a snug fit at the neckline. The underside of the collar has three clips: one on either side and one at the back, for placement of a protective paper collar. The upper left sleeve has a hand-embroidered, wreathed police eagle insignia badge in bright silver/aluminum wire and bullion threads with a black embroidered swastika on a cut-out, all on a green wool base, the base slightly lighter than the colour of the uniform. The front has four pockets, one on each breast which are pleated and one at the waist on both sides, which are covered by scalloped button down flaps, each with reinforced button holes, with silver gilt pebbled buttons underneath on the pockets. The left breast has three horizontal thread loops above the left breast pocket and two pairs of vertical loops on the pocket itself, for the wearing of a ribbon bar and two awards, respectively. The lower left breast has a hand embroidered SSrunes in bright silver/aluminum wire threads on a green wool base. The front is completed by a vertical row of eight silver gilt pebbled buttons on the right side, facing an equal number of reinforced button holes on the left, trimmed in orange piping on both open sides of the tunic. The rear of the tunic has a single vented tail skirt, with elongated straps on either side of the opening, again trimmed in orange piping with two silver gilt buttons each. The cuffs each have two silver gilt pebbled buttons attached. The inside is lined in a forest green rayon, with one large pocket on the breast and one slot below for a sword or bayonet at the waist, both on the left side. There is a belt sewn in place at the waist on both sides, with polished, magnetic hardware, the right side buckle with a clip and the left side buckle with the receiving slot, allowing for a snug fit at the waistline. The sleeves are lined in white cotton with vertical stripes. The runes are still quite clean and bright and the base is neatly hand stitched to the tunic. All the buttons appear to have their original stitching. The tunic has no visible size or manufacturer's markings and measures 460 mm across the shoulders and 710 mm in length overall. There is evidence of moth invasion in scattered places on the left sleeve and above the left breast pocket. It displays a nice texture in the wool, quality workmanship, beautiful, intact stitching, very clean, in extremely fine condition.