Särmä SkY M27 breeches
These might also interest you
Särmä SkY M27 wool tunic
A serious reproduction of the model 1927 wool tunic as used by the Finnish Suojeluskunta (White Guard) personnel. A notably stylish cut, quality wool and surprisingly comfortable!
Czechoslovakian trouser braces, green, surplus
A pair of simple and durable braces for your trousers. No buttons on your trousers for braces? Be a man, sew them on yourself. The higher the waist, the better these fit.
Särmä Finnish M36 field cap
A proper good reproduction of the WW2 era Finnish M36 field cap, also known as the "verikauha" or "blood ladle". A surprisingly functional design, especially for it's age, and not too shabby looking eihter. Made from high quality wool frieze with Finnish Lion emblem buttons.
Särmä Suojeluskunta (Finnish Civil Guard) patch, subdued
The old Suojeluskunta badge in subdued colours, with velcro or as a simple sew-on patch. 50 mm wide, made to fit on the Finnish army M91 and M05 jacket sleeves.
Särmä leather breeches
The straightest and most macho trousers ever! These tank crew style leather breeches are a perfect match for a leather jacket for that real man's man look. These function equally well fending off a Soviet invasion or for a night out with the boys.
Särmä leather belt, veggie tanned, 50 mm
Proper old timey robust no-nonsense leather belts are increasingly difficult to find these days, well at least until right now! This here is just that, a proper no-nonsense leather belt made from the finest vegetable tanned leather. Works equally well for keeping your pants up or as an equipment carrier for tools and gear. A bit like the Fjällräven Equipment Belt actually, but without the added costs of a fancy brand name.
Särmä Finnish M22 belt buckle
A fine reproduction of the old Finnish army belt buckle, this model saw service through WW2. A stylish piece of Finnish apparel, great for both reenactment and daily wear.
Särmä sheep mittens
Cover your hands to warm fluffiness with these real sheep mittens! Very traditional piece of winter apparel, quality made entirely here in the Northern hemisphere, mostly in Finland.
Finnish Austro-Hungarian M17 steel helmet, surplus
Original Austro-Hungarian M17 steel helmets, the classic coal scuttle model! These were sold to Finland after the First World War and used around these parts for many decades, well past the Second. A very iconic piece of Finnish military history, or military history in general.
A serious reproduction of the model 1927 breeches as used by the Finnish Suojeluskunta (White Guard) personnel. A notably stylish cut, quality wool and surprisingly comfortable!
A bit of history
Suojeluskunta was the sort-of-a-civil-guard of Finland from 1918 to 1944 - it provided military training and a volunteer reserve for the army. The Allied commission banned the organization after the peace with Soviet Union in 1944. Although officially nonpolitical, Suojeluskunta had a strong heritage of the victorious white side of the Finnish civil war and had a definite right-wing touch in it.
Basically during the times before the Second World War the regular Finnish army and the Suojeluskunta organization both used the model 1927 uniform. However in the army the uniform was changed to the more plain gray model of 1936, while the Suojeluskunta personnel still retained the M27 getup, which was in many cases made personally for each man by a local tailor while the army uniforms were sort of mass-produced. During the Winter War they still wore the M27 uniforms, but by the time of the Continuation War these were more or less completely replaced by official army issue kit.
We modeled our reproduction trousers after a real deal pair on display in a museum in Tampere. With the original uniforms used by the White Guard, there were minor differences from uniform to uniform (tailor made, remember?), but this is a good general model.
Please note the braces and boots are not included with the breeches.
Cut and details
- A traditional high waist, ever higher on the back.
- An intricate flap style fly, certainly a relic from the past. However doing your business requires opening only a few buttons.
- Two regular slash pockets, a watch pocket and a back pocket.
- Buttons for braces, no belt loops. The waist is adjustable with tabs of the sides.
- Adjustable cotton straps on the leg cuffs.
Made of proper wool fabric
80% wool and 20% polyamide, the partial lining is 100% cotton. The polyamide is there only to provide strength to the wool - these will probably serve longer than originals. However the blend works just as it should, i.e. it's essentially wool by all accounts.
For cleaning, usually just airing the garment out will be enough. For visible stains brushing should do the trick. If you really have to wash, do it with care using gentle wool cycle.
In the dropdown box, sizes are shown according to user's recommeded height, then waist circumference in centimetres. The leg is short because these are meant to be worn with boots. Measure your waist just below the navel.
Below the true measurements of each size, these are measured directly from the garments:
|Koko||Vyötärönympärys||Lahkeen ympärys polven kohdalta||Lahkeen sisäsauma|
Särmä is our own brand of clothing and equipment. When you're buying Särmä you're getting purpose built stuff at a decent price, something that will fill it's intended role well and not cost you an arm and a leg!
Made in Estonia.
Note: this might well be a one-off lot. IF we get more, it'll take at least a year.