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I've been looking at uniform detail and have noticed there are 1910 tunics that have 1915 green badge cloth collars and some apparently have 1915 style buttons. I've seen both 1910 and 1915 tunics with breast pockets and this was unauthorized. Were these types of variations only allowed in the field?

Here's a photo showing an officer who is wearing a 1910 tunic with a 1915 green collar and 1915 pattern tabs. I suppose this is a studio portrait so maybe this uniform was okay. Is it possible there was a pattern that was a hybrid between 1910 and 1915 showing attributes from both?

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Is it possible there was a pattern that was a hybrid between 1910 and 1915 showing attributes from both?

Charles,

I know of no regulation authorizing such hybrids. 99.9% of these combinations appear on privately purchased uniforms. Alterations were not officially allowed for issued uniforms, but they normally were overlooked if they were within reason.

Chip

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Charles,

I know of no regulation authorizing such hybrids. 99.9% of these combinations appear on privately purchased uniforms. Alterations were not officially allowed for issued uniforms, but they normally were overlooked if they were within reason.

Chip

Chip,

Would enlisted men and NCOs get away with adding pockets to their uniform tunics? I've seen NCO pilots do such things but wonder if infantry and artillery types could also wear non regulation items.

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Charles,

NCOs did add breast pockets on occasion. I have a photo of an Etatsm??ige Feldwebel with them. I don't think the lower ranks could get away with it.

Chip

Thanks Chip,

I've seen a gefreiter 1910 tunic with pockets added and wasn't sure if it's an okay period example or a post war addition. I've been told tunics had pockets added and buttons replaced after the war. Buttons are easy to remove but not pockets

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