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 Post subject: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:37 pm 
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Hello,
Janke M44 tunics any good?? Also does anyone have any pics of them?
Thanks Mark,


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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:59 pm 
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I have got a Janke M44 tunic. The short tunic in the late war brown (mine is the colour of dried mustard)
I can do pictures, but will take some time.
The quality of the material is very good for late war, perhaps a bit too good for the time. Craftsmanship is great! Very nice to wear in normal life, if not on duty. One difference to originals is, that the sewing from the corner of the pocket to the armhole is missing. Apart from that I think its close to the original.
I have the trousers as well, but I am not the specialist to know any differences from the original. Should be a perfect copy in my eyes.
I have ordered the 1944 uniform about 2 years ago and at the time I was told, that Janke is not ordering any more material in that colour because he is close to retiring. I have a M43 SS as well, the only tunic with the TWO-HOLES for the belt hook. The material for that tunic is a bit coarse, but I love it.
Its not the perfect tunic, which sells as original after a few years of reenactment (I have mentioned the mistake in the cut), but in my eyes as close to the original as currently on offer.
Perhaps you can ask to do the cut in the correct way, then it would be perfect!
Schoene Gruesse
Felix the Kraut


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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:33 pm 
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he also uses original plans to make uniforms in sizes that are from extra short to extra long. Haven't personally seen these plans but I know where he got them from, unfortunately they are not cheap either, but then you have to pay for quality and originality.
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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:08 am 
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Mutabornomine
that would be great if you could post up some pics if you don't mind, thank you for the info guys.
MK


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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:12 pm 
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mutabornomine wrote:
One difference to originals is, that the sewing from the corner of the pocket to the armhole is missing. Apart from that I think its close to the original.

This is not a mistake. M44 tunics were simplified in many aspects - one of them is the lack of the chest darts you find in former field blouses.
I would also be interested to see some pics of the jacket - and the trousers...


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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:32 pm 
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I have ordered the 1944 uniform about 2 years ago and at the time I was told, that Janke is not ordering any more material in that colour because he is close to retiring

Not heard this from james brown, who is his main dealer in the uk.
graham


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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:59 pm 
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had an email from James Brown, Janke has not yet retired, however the problem may be the quantity of cloth that has to be ordered and if there is little demand for it, its unlikely that he will order new cloth.
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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:14 pm 
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Have done pics today, need to convert them inot smaler images, hope I will get it done for next weekend.
Felix the Kraut


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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:58 am 
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So lets try to upload some pictures. Havent done that before, so lets see!
The tunic is without insignia, I had sewn some insignia on, but have taken it off again, because I am wearing the tunic what "off duty"


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File comment: Detail inside. The hooks for the belt
M44 Hook.jpg
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File comment: Collar without hook (correct for M44). I have an M43 from jahnke and the hook and eye are the other way as usual (I dont say that is not correct, but I have not seen it so far)
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File comment: M44 tunic without insignia. Good material, (perhaps too good for 1944) wool material similar to early tunics, so the material is right. Colour similar to dried mustard. Original buttons.
M44 0001.jpg
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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:04 pm 
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... and another 2 images. I am reenacting and need a tunic in my size. I think the Janke M44 really is the best on the market (material, cut, craftsmanship) and if I have worn it out, I will sell it on a large online auction website as original ; - )
Felix the Kraut


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File comment: Pocket with buttenhole. The buttenholes are fine! And the only mistake I have found is visible as well. The stitch from the pocket to the armhole is missing. If you order a tunic, ask for that detail to be done correctly. My M43 from Janke has the same fault.
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File comment: Inside out. Looks convincing to me, have compared to textbook, but not in detail.
M44 Inside.jpg
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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:42 pm 
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Thanks for the pics!
It is exactly the same jacket-type I had in my hands at WBK Kassel at Mr. Janke's stand some years ago.
What I absolutely dislike is the wool fabric - has nothing to do with real late war fieldgrey 44 wool.
And the ugly red-brown artificial silk lining as in many Asia repro blouses...
I had many M44 repros (LB, Antz, Gavin, Sturm, and other no-name Asian repros...) and I would say the ANTZ repro in late war wool is the best repro on the market.


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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:13 pm 
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Fritz is right , that material is awful ! :o Nothing like the rough , late war wool , it looks like its mixed with nylon ...

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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:32 pm 
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Wow, that material looks terrible! I'd take Ant-Z's over that...


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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:42 am 
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Unfortunately ANTZ isn't on the market though.
Chen hasn't been in business for years now though yes his late war 44 was a good tunic. A few vendors still have a couple of his old stock in a few models but they're mostly kiddo or big boy sizes.
I hate to say it too but I can't really rate this tunic from the pics posted.
For me the best at present is Gavins - you just have to remember to order one size up and be prepared to wait a month or so for delivery.


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 Post subject: Re: Janke M44 Tunic
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:49 am 
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Panzer Wittman wrote:
For me the best at present is Gavins - you just have to remember to order one size up and be prepared to wait a month or so for delivery.


Gavin's M44 is not bad - but you have to rework the button closure at the sleeve ends.


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