Re: SS clothing by Hugo Boss
Sounds good to me !
You may be correct, in that Herr Heck might have only been
involved as a 'graphic designer' and may not necessarily
have known anything about the clothing industry
This would more than likely mean that an actual clothing designer
would have had to have been in the picture to alter and finalize
drawings and then work up patterns into something
that could finally be manufactured.
Only someone with practical experience in the garment industry
would know how to design and produce clothing to fit and
function in a certain way. ( such as a uniform that made
the body seem longer !)
04-24-2010 03:28 AM
hugo boss was the producer , not the designer...
Diebitsch joined the SS after the appearance of the black uniform, and in the sense of his bio and the chronology of the black SS uniform, could not have designed it.
Boss was one of tens of thousands of clothing makers, either on the industrial basis, or the artisan basis, that made uniforms under license for the RZM.
I own thirty pieces of black SS tunics and or over coats. None is from Boss.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 11-01-2015 at 12:32 AM.
On 1 May 1920, Diebitsch joined the Nazi Party or NSDAP. His membership number was 1,436. From 1920 to 1923 he was a member of the Freikorps. He went on to complete his formal art training in 1925, followed by several years of living and working in Munich as a painter and graphic artist. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, Diebitsch moved his family to Berlin and there joined the Reichsverband Bildenden Künstler Deutschlands (National Association of German Visual Artists). In November 1933, he joined the SS. Later in 1937, he rejoined the NSDAP with a membership number of 4,690,956.
Most of these uniforms are devoid of maker's marks, truth be told, and most were made by local tailors. That is, my unscientific generalization from my collection and the dozens of other uniforms I have examined in life and in the digital biotope.
This is not my uniform, by the way.