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 Post subject: Tunic question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:23 am 
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I purchased a M43 Tunic a while back. Is there anyway I can stretch it a bit and possibly get the wool where it is somewhat bearable to wear? Thanks in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:50 am 
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Not sure exactly what you mean ....have you bought a tunic that's too small for you ? Is the collar a problem ..?

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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:04 pm 
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Does the wearing of the tunic stretch out any? It's a tad too tight and stiff.


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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:12 pm 
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In my experience - no . If its a bit too tight now , it probably always will be . If you've bought it new , could you send it back and exchange it ? Ideally , you want one a size too big , you should be able to wear a shirt and thin jumper under it and it still be comfortable .

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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:47 pm 
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It's the correct size. I was just curious as to if it would stretch at all. What about something to make the wool less abrasive?


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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:29 pm 
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Which company did you buy the tunic from ? Doesn't sound great .. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:44 pm 
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If its too tight then its not the correct size is it?
Its not good wartime wool if its not scratchy.
You can shave wool, that stops a bit of the itch.


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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:57 am 
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when I was with the now defunct FJR6 (Andy Clark) we use to 'burn' the wool with a blow torch and the brush it afterwards, worked every time on a new jacket. try an area which wont be seen first, so as not to scorch the wool!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:19 am 
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I saw something online about soaking it in water and massaging in hair conditioner and letting it sit a little while and then soaking it again. I don't think I'm gonna try it tho. Don't want to mess it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:03 am 
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FschJg_Heilmann wrote:
I saw something online about soaking it in water and massaging in hair conditioner and letting it sit a little while and then soaking it again. I don't think I'm gonna try it tho. Don't want to mess it up.



Trouble is , it doesn't fit .....sell it , buy another . As for the scratchy wool , I've never had a problem with that , though a friend bought an M44 tunic once , and the collar took the skin off his neck :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
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Does the wearing of the tunic stretch out any? It's a tad too tight and stiff.


first off you say its to tight

[quoteI]t's the correct size. I was just curious as to if it would stretch at all. What about something to make the wool less abrasive?[/quote]

Then you say its the correct size.
So what is it? the correct size for a smaller person that you?

And as for it being to scratchy, fit a kragenbinde in the collar and get used to it, cos thats what the guys did 70 years ago


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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:59 pm 
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We'll the only reason I said it was not the right size was because of the sleeves. I thought it was too tight across my back. Then I realized that it's kinda like a suit and suppose to come up. Excuse me for not researching it further before posting.


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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:21 pm 
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FschJg_Heilmann wrote:
We'll the only reason I said it was not the right size was because of the sleeves. I thought it was too tight across my back. Then I realized that it's kinda like a suit and suppose to come up. Excuse me for not researching it further before posting.


Thats OK your excused. Now have you researched what a kragenbinde is?

If the arms are the wrong length, and its tight, then get rid of it on Ebay, and get a bigger size. To big is way better than too small.


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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:51 am 
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I do know what that is. I think it will work but I may buy another one for Waffen SS and have one for Heer


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 Post subject: Re: Tunic question
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:01 pm 
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Heer has 6 button front and 3 belt hook holes, SS has 5 button front and 2 belt hook holes, so yes technically you'd need two (even though you sometimes see SS with Heer tunics). If you're wearing a collared shirt (which you should be with an M43) then itching shouldn't be an issue, as they were introduced to replace the Kragenbinde (collar liner).

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