Uniform ID question

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Stuckes58 » 17 Jul 2019 13:39

von thoma wrote:
06 Jul 2019 04:17
A curiosity ;
Richard Jungclaus with his SS-Brigadeführer collar patches placed in inverted position
No one noticed ?
For some reason as soon as i saw this, i seemed to remember seeing a photo of SS-Brif. Willy Tensfeld wearing his collar tabs in an inverted position. Does anyone have the photo i believe i have seen?

That aside, most unusual to see such an important piece of rank insignia placed wrong!

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by von thoma » 19 Jul 2019 01:42

Yes, I remember, here's the picture ;
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by HPL2008 » 19 Jul 2019 06:37

It's clearly motivated by the cut of the uniform collar:

Normally, the lower edge of the collar should slope downward, with the collar patches and collar sloping in the same direction, i.e. the lower edge of the collar patch parallel to the lower edge of the collar.

The tailor-made uniforms seen in posts # 180 and 182 have collars whose lower edges slope upwards. If the collar patches were worn on the intended sides, the collar and collar patch would slope in different directions, creating an ugly triangle-shaped gap.

Switching the collar patches around eliminates that problem: The edges of the collar and collar patch are parallel again.

This can sometimes be seen on other open-collared uniforms, too, for example of the Luftwaffe.

I've drawn a rough sketch to illustrate what I mean (apologies; I know I'm not an artist):
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by von thoma » 19 Jul 2019 22:52

This can sometimes be seen on other open-collared uniforms, too, for example of the Luftwaffe.

Two examples of Luftwaffe uniforms in movies ;
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by von thoma » 23 Jul 2019 23:31

Are these SS Higa members ?
Thanks in advance
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by HPL2008 » 24 Jul 2019 14:59

No, LSSAH personnel.

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