Why is that Unifrom not labelled LAH on Craigs board?maybe no cufftitle on it? I wonder,as it has the SS runes tab for LAH.
SSVT and the Allgemeine SS were two separate entities by the end of 1934. The black SS uniform was worn by various branches of the SS for much of the era 1933-1940 or so, and surely even longer.
The piece on Gottlieb's site is an SSVT uniform, and it should have an AH cuff title. He has sold this piece before, in fact.
I have illustrated authentic pieces elsewhere on this site.
An LAH uniform as it emerged from its hiding place in US Southwest three years ago.
In detail. You won't find this sort of thing each weekend in a swap meet or a flea market.
Another example, tailored in Berlin. It had a wire woven cuff title versus the hand embroidered piece above. This piece was tailored, versus the issued piece with the VA stamp above.
Naturally, all of these are faked, but real uniforms are unmistakable when compared to the fakes because of what one can only call patina, even in textiles.
SSVT uniforms are quite rare, especially to find them with un fumbled badges.
Even an Allgemeine SS uniform with un touched badges is pretty special to my small mind.
I realize that others denigrate such a thing, but: "jedem das Seine!"