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DETAILS: Vintage military uniforms typically offer high quality and classic flattering fit - this vintage 1960s West German shirt jac is no exception! It's immediately recognizable as military issue, with the epaulettes, flap patch chest pockets and olive drab color. It has the overall look of a shirt, but I think it was more likely to have been worn as a jacket, given the heaviness of the fabric. There are some unique design features, like the self fabric elbow patches and vertical bands of fabric that are sewn in such a way as to allow use of a belt at three different levels. I think a thin brown leather belt would look great. The collar can be worn open or tightly buttoned up using the small cloth strap buttoned in place under the left collar.The shirt has several small buttonhole stitched ventilation circles under each arm.

SIZE: Labeled 5 - not sure what that means!
Chest - 44.5" (113cm)
Shoulders - 19.5" (49.5cm)
Waist - 38" (96.5cm)
Length - 28.5" (72.5cm)
Sleeve length - 24.5" (62.25cm)

FABRIC/COLORS: Medium weight wool in heathered olive drab. The partial lining is matching cottony poplin.

TAGS: The inner pocket has a white label with red lettering, it says Val. Mehler A.G. The Mehler factory opened in 1837 in Fulda Germany, near Frankfurt and is apparently still in operation.

CLOSURES: The shirt closes with four dark green flat plastic buttons down the front inside a hidden placket.Three of the same buttons are visible on the shirt front but do not seem to have any specific purpose. Smaller buttons are used in hidden plackets at the wrists, inside the chest pocket flaps and at the neck, where there is also a heavy metal hook & eye. The epaulettes are functional and use the same smaller buttons.

CONDITION: I see three small areas on the shirt front where the nap (fuzzy surface) of the fabric is missing, exposing the darker green threads that are the woven basis of the fabric - see closeup for a photo of the largest area, which is located on the center front placket at the same level as the bottom of the chest pockets. I am not sure if it's a manufacturing defect or a moth nibble. I do not see any moth holes, no stains, odors or other issues. The shirt looks so crisp and fresh I'm not sure it's ever been worn.

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60s German Military Shirt Vintage Jacket 1960s Wool Olive Drab M L


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: wool, olive drab
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 153 reviews
  • Favorited by: 31 people