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Schirmmützen worn without chinstraps in the field?

Article about: Hi guys, I was reading "In Deadly Combat" by Gottlob Herbert Biderman and in the photo section there are pictures of officers wearing Schirmmützen without chincords, and even the a

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    Many men wore caps that were commonly called "broken" where the top cap metal cap shaping spring was removed to give the appearance of a juanty well worn field use. Some removed the chinstrap also. They were not real crushers but had that look.

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    nice teeth.greeeeeee

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    Steve is correct. Remember that the popular Feldmutze Alter Art (the so called "crusher cap") was replaced by the M38 Officers Feldmutze (sidecap) in 1938. The old cap was officially only allowed to be worn until 1942. However it was always popular and many Officers prefered it, so they did all they could be wear a cap which looked like it, despite the regulations.

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    Quote by ErichK View Post
    There is much photographic evidence that depict regular visor being worn without cords/chinstraps. Also the same goes for crushers with cords. here is an example I own;
    Erick, that is a fantastic visor! Is it made out of Italian cloth? Wow!

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    It is a silk top, which were available for special order. I am only aware of 5 other silk tops, so fairly uncommon.

    Erick, that is a fantastic visor! Is it made out of Italian cloth? Wow![/QUOTE]

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    Many men wore caps that were commonly called "broken" where the top cap metal cap shaping spring was removed to give the appearance of a juanty well worn field use. Some removed the chinstrap also. They were not real crushers but had that look.
    Reminds me of the "50 missions" caps of the USAF of WW2. Thanks Steve!

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    Quote by ErichK View Post
    It is a silk top, which were available for special order. I am only aware of 5 other silk tops, so fairly uncommon.

    Erick, that is a fantastic visor! Is it made out of Italian cloth? Wow!
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    Combined with the waffenfarbe it is a fairly rare bird, nice job!

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    Thanks for all the replies guys, much appreciated, and an informative thread to boot!

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