Here is another image of the shirt and breeches order of dress from the Uniformen d. Braunhemden Notice the colored Sturmband. Also notice that the later Orgbuch illustration show no such colored Sturmband. This is a hobby horse of mine. The colored bands were phased out in the 2d half of 1937, but it is not clear how this order was effectuated when one looks at surviving uniforms. One finds the new alu bands (wrongfully described by 99.9% of dealers as those for officers...) and the old colored ones on surviving uniforms.
Here is a nice illustration courtesy of our wonderful Robert H., the Sturmband with the colored Vorstoss and the honor cuff title....a marvelous set. Too bad it was not still on the uniform....these colored bands were obsolete by 1938, but.... In any case, thanks to Robert H for his skills as a Fotograf. I find the contemporary illustrations of regalia interesting. And this 21st century image of a highly rare piece of regalia is marvelous, too. Happy Uniformkunde. Robert has a great knack for finding these things like truffles.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 07-27-2008 at 08:31 PM.