Waffen-SS ‘Kleiderklasse’ officer visor cap
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Straight out of the woodwork, recently found in The United States on an attic, an untouched so called ‘Kleiderklasse’ Waffen-SS officer visor cap. As you can see, the cap suffered from a moth attic, but for some reason it still has a very appealing look and shape. The cap is complete with its original attached cap insignia, being a zinc skull, most likely made by Deschler and a standard NSDAP political eagle on top. It is know and many pictures show that SS visor did not always have SS eagles on top. This particular eagle is firmly attached to the cap and has always been a part of it. The cap still holds its genuine saddle shape. Inside shows no markings besides the size 58 and a (uncommon but original) SS stamp. It’s great looking visor with a lot of wear and patina to it.
Kleiderklasse: Waffen-SS officers bought their uniforms from an allowance they were paid, either from a tailor or through the Kleiderklasse system where the officer paid a monthly amount and could draw supplies from a series of Kleiderklasse outlets. They would have had several tunics, a tailor-made one for best and probably a lesser quality or even an issue one for in the field.