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WW2 German Horsehide Leather Officers Trench Coat - Small (38-40)

WW2 German Horsehide Leather Officers Trench Coat - Small (38-40)

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Authentic German WWII Officer 'Oberleutnant' Trench coat

This genuine private purchase early-war 'oberleutnant' highest-ranking German officer brown leather trench coat from circa 1940 is a remarkable piece of history. A premium-quality item showcasing the era's attention to detail and craftsmanship in a small to medium size (approx UK 38-40).

History of the German Army

During WWII, officers were responsible for purchasing their uniforms, and this great coat exemplifies the type of private purchase items officers would seek out. While regulations dictated standard-issue garments, officers often opted for privately purchased leather jackets like this one, as evidenced by period photographs and similar to the ones worn by German U-boat officers designed and manufactured by Hugo Boss in the 1930s.

This particular example features a multi-panel dark brown horsehide leather construction, intricate stitching and a double yoke to the back and is fully lined throughout with moleskin. It is a long-length trench coat with a lay-down and stand-up collar and a double buckle (Astor stamped) fastening to the front. An internal body belt is inside the coat to hold it against the body. This trench coat has two side pockets with cover flaps and internal pockets. The sleeves are straight-cut with epaulette-style cuffs and original football-style buttons, adding to the streamlined appearance.

Approximate Measurements with garment laid flat: 

Chest: Armpit to armpit: 22"
Underarm to cuff length: 17.5" 
Top of the shoulder seam to the bottom of the cuff: 27" 
Across shoulders from seam to seam: 18.5" 
Length bottom of the collar to the bottom of the hem: 38.5" 


Moleskin lined
Two side pockets
Two internal pockets
Colour- dark brown
Single vent at rear
Inner adjustable body belt
Fully adjustable waist belt
Heavy duty Horsehide leather 3.9Kg

Specialist leather cleaned and professionally restored.

Our team of expert leather restorers and specialist cleaners have returned this vintage piece to its original beauty. We use only the highest quality industry-standard leather products, ensuring a flawless result that honours the craftsmanship of this historical garment.

Item Condition

The item is in impeccable condition, with only minor abrasions that add to its charming patina. The internal lining is flawless.


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