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World War II: 1939 ~ 1945
United States of America (All Branches)
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ARMY - GROUND UNITS
Germany

A0210
Selling Price: $535 - Postage in the U.S.A. is: $18
XL SHIRT 8TH INFANTRY BULLION TAB PATCH A.E. CIB BADGE
THEY DO NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS - XL SIZES AND IMMACULATE BULLION PATCHES
This shirt has it all. First. I have been collecting militaria for decades and this is the first wool shirt that I have found that is both Extra Large in sleeve measurements and in chest, and the attention to detail on the badges and patches is also the hallmark of a superb attention to meticulous uniform wear. First, the Combat Infantry Badge. It is one of the coveted "A.E. Co. UTICA, N.Y." Sterling badges that often near $100.00 in and of themselves. A real gem that is 100% original in every respect.

The patches are also to scream about. A matched set of Occupation made patches and GERMANY tab that is made of SS high-quality officers Bullion stock - dead on and 100% guaranteed forever to be WWII manufacture - Period. The dimensions are absolutely desirable in every way. The tab is 3 inches across and bordered in German High-Command bullion gold thread. The patch and tab are 3.6 inches tall together and without any defects whatsoever. The felt/wool base is free of soiling and any discoloration of any type, 100% era perfect in every regard. Not a thread out of place. The patch "8" has some of the best detail I have seen in SS bullion stock use.

A simple Good conduct medal adorns the shirt, another testament to simplistic beauty and humility.

Now, the shirt is a screamer, with a chest circumference is just a hair over 48 inches at the armpits and the sleeves - now get this - 27 inches from the center of the epaulet shoulder seam to the cuff tip. Wow - most are 23.5 or 24 inches. This is a beauty to wear. The shirt is 100% mint and looks and feels unworn. I see one, very, very, very microscopic nip, literally a pin shaft in diameter on it and that is something that I had only found after very, very close inspection. You will have a hard time finding it. The Quartermaster tag is intact and perfectly unwashed. The silver on blue era stripes are for a Sergeant and also mint.

There you have it - a real gem in every regard. Not to be repeated anywhere, period - great size, immaculate clean and what a patch - then the rare CIB - you get it all. Cannot be upgraded upon in any way.

Shirt, jacket or upper body sizes on coveralls and flight suite size measurements are taken from fastening up the garment and laying it flat, and measuring in inches from one extreme ends of the garment to the other. That measurement is from just where the armpit meets the side seam to the other opposite point of correlation.

I then double that measurement for a total chest circumference size in inches.

Remember that this measurement is to the extreme ends of the garments fabric, so know your garments construction and calculate for material heft, seams or any material in the garments construction. A few people get this confused. For example: If I state a 48 inch chest, that does not indicate a size 48 garment. That is why I give the exact size in inches alongside any possible tag information.



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