German Army Breeches (Formal Staff version)
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Initially trousers were grey with no greenish component to them. Officially the colour was known as steingrau (stone-grey). Starting in 1940 trousers were made of the same field-grey material as most garments.
Breeches were worn by Officers. The design was similar to the one of the Riding Breeches, except that they don’t have leather trimming or cloth reinforcements.
The upper part is cut wide, while the part below the knee is close-fitted. They have a slash at the bottom that can be closed by three buttons.
With the introduction of the Belted Trousers (“Rundbundhosen”) in 1943 the Breeches were made in the same style and from the same materials, but with the regular Breeches’ wide cut upper parts and close-fitted lower parts.
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