Swedish wool tunic, surplus
The Swedish wool tunic has become a minor bit of classic military wear on its own, being very high quality, cheap in price and rather nice in the looks department. Nowadays the availability seems to be waning, and these are likely the last ones we'll ever have.
A simple wool tunic, with button closure and two to four front pockets (there are a few model variations, we do not differentiate). Usually the tunics have back pockets too. These also have a cotton lining.
Wool still works well on chilly weather and winter - it keeps you warm even when wet, but doesn't get soaked without a good effort. It also resists soiling quite well and isn't too afraid of flame either. A popular little tweak is to change the Tre Kronor buttons to something else. The bravest have even ventured forth to dye the jacket.
There's a few model variations (M/39, M/39-58 and M/58), what these have in common along the material is the basic cut and fit, two hem pockets on the front and two on the back. We do not differentiate.
First the original marked Swedish size, in the brackets first recommended user's height, then chest circumference in centimeters. These fit quite firm, but by picking your optimal size you should have some room for a sweater and such.
A notable thing is the fact that the sleeves can be easily shortened a lot or lenghtened about 2 cm. For reference, 1 cm in sleeve length means 2 cm in user's height.
In used, but serviceable condition. Some airing might be in order.
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Markus K. 18.12.2016 (Edited 22.12.2016)
Antti H. 21.12.2016 (Edited 14.02.2017)
Marko N. 23.12.2016 (Edited 12.09.2017)
puuvillakangasta tarkoituksena, että takki ei olisi niin kankea hartioista. Ja homma jopa toimii, ei takeltele hartiat niin kuin takeltelee eräs toinen sarkatakki, jossa ei vastaavia hienouksia ole. Valitettavasti olen sitten lihonut ulos omasta takistani, mutta
jospa saisin pudotettua kiloja ja senttejä vyötäröltä! Ja vielä vinkki: On tyylikäs yhdistelmä, jos laittaa tämän takin kanssa mustat housut, vaikkapa tämän firman myymät mustat molskihousut! Tämän kikan taisivat osata jo saksalaiset toisen rähinän aikana.
Matthew H. 28.12.2016 (Edited 29.12.2016)
A belt or some such around the waist could be a good option to prevent draughts in cold weather. The colour is pretty much the same as the John Major Spitting Image puppet but, this should take a dye well so I'm off to try that. I will update my review afterwards.
Joonatan K. 31.01.2017
N.N. 22.02.2017 (Edited 09.06.2017)
Matija C. 25.02.2017
Michael B. 04.03.2017
Olli N. 17.09.2017
Seth B. 06.02.2019
Varsuteleka staff took many pains to get me the jacket I asked for.
SIZING however, can be an issue. I'd actually reccomend doing a size category DOWN if you're at the lower end of the scale. For example, I am around a size 88 and got a size 88-92 thinking I could tailor it.
It turns out that the 92 has a lot of extra space in the armpits, chest and shoulders and this makes for a very difficult adjustment.
Great tunic and great condition, just pick the size where your chest size is closer to the 'maximum' number and not the 'miunimum' (EG pick a size C44 / 84-88 if you're a chest size 88, DON'T pick a size C46 / 88-92)
Michael S. 14.02.2019
BAD: I needed a M/39 for my kit. Received a M/58.
In the order I wrote that I needed the M/39. I wish they would have just cancelled the order instead of sending me the M/58.
Arne K. 15.02.2019
It doesn't even has signs of storage- the only thing that tells it's age is the stamp with the date of manufacture and the tapered waist- they don't make jackets like this anymore.
On this note I would grab one while they are there.
Tony Y. 26.02.2019
Farasha E. 12.03.2019
Robert H. 03.09.2019
David G. 07.10.2019
One jacket was dated 1940's the other had no visible date stamps but I assume to be post war, like the matching trousers these are well made and a nice fit and if I ever wear them out provided I can find them in my size and at the reasonable price that Varusteleka sells them for would definitely buy again.
Markus E. 09.10.2019 (Edited 09.10.2019)
Tästä tulee kyllä vähän huono omatunto, kuin olisin jotenkin osasyyllinen Ruotsin puolustuksen rappiotilaan, vaikka ihan vähän vaan ryöstin hautaa. En koskaan ole ostanut mitään mistään läheskään yhtä hyvällä hintalaatusuhteella.