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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 16:23 pm 
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Any opinions as to what makes a better conversion to KM -- Volksmarine or Bundesmarine? Epic has the current Bundy reefer jacket available but it's a 3-button front. The Volksmarine jacket appears to have a 5-button arrangement but differently placed than on KM tunics.

I possess neither at this point and can see large challenges with converting either type.

The Bundesmarine jacket needs to have at least one more set of buttons added (wartime photos show sets of 4 or 5) with the top most set being about the same height as the small upper pocket.

The Volkmarine jacket has 5 pairs of buttons but they're set lower than on the KM jackets. Not exactly sure how this could be corrected.

Lastly, where can one find the correct rank tress?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 14:06 pm 
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Go for the Bundesmarine pattern (try and get an early one as the more modern ones are a nasty cloth) and get the extra buttonholes made by a pro. No good having a smart uniform if it is let down by poor sewing that makes it obvious you have played with it. As for the tress, try and get a jacket with it already on. In the past I think Sabre sales has had these. You will probably want to change the buttons for originals - although the more modern ones are ok, original ones look like what they are - original.

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