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Soviet Uniforms, Hats And Insignia For all topics concerning uniforms, hats, insignia (such as rank, branch of service and cap devices), shoulderboards, sleeve patches and other accoutrements.

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Old 11-25-2008, 03:05 AM   #11
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Re: Shopping!

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Oh, right the attatchements, well Im in the market for a nice long overcoat, the great coat style the soviet army used for officers and such.
I have a few nice generals overcoats (army 1950s, 1970s, 1980s; airforce 1960s) if that interests You.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:14 PM   #12
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Oh, I might be! :D
Got any pics? And are they suitable for every day wear? :)

Also I was wondering if this was a good deal?
KGB Uniform, 40 bucks usd.
Found it on E.
Would be good for me for my first Soviet Uniform, and the price seems right eh? :D
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:02 PM   #13
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Commissar,

I'd like to see more detail shots of the 'KGB' tunic...Tretov has a superb selection of postwar items, he is a better source than e-bay for nice postwar cloth items (though sometimes a bargain does show up on E!).

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Old 11-26-2008, 09:04 PM   #14
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Thats the only pic that was in the description, umm, do you question it? :O
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:10 PM   #15
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Yes. Its a rare tunic, so I question how the insignia is applied, if the insignia is real, etc. For the price the seller is offering its a bargain (or its not right). For one I'd like a better feel for it...is the insignia (real or repro) just added? etc. Not a huge risk for $40, but you asked. Rare+on E+low price+not great photos=not a great feeling. Not sure I can add much more unless I was able to handle it. What is his return policy?

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Old 11-26-2008, 10:09 PM   #16
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Re: Shopping!

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Oh, I might be! :D
Got any pics? And are they suitable for every day wear? :)

Also I was wondering if this was a good deal?
KGB Uniform, 40 bucks usd.
Found it on E.
Would be good for me for my first Soviet Uniform, and the price seems right eh? :D
The patch looks wrong...if this is supposed to be an honor guard uniform, the patch should be embroidered, not thermomolded plastic. If anything, the plastic looks like it was painted gold. Unless it is canary yellow, or embroidered, I say this was put together.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:10 AM   #17
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Commissar,

IMHO :thumbsdown
As already pointed out, the insigna look somewhat strange. I believe that this is a usual tunic on which KGB-type stuff was added.

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Old 11-28-2008, 12:19 PM   #18
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Oh I see, thank you all for the great advice, however Im kind of considering this, I mean for 40 bucks you just cant go wrong eh?
Ahhh...I'll give it a shot I think...I think...
I mean right, 40 bucks? *slips into massive denial*
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:25 PM   #19
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Re: Shopping!

Commissar, If I were you I´d wait some more time before buying KGB stuff, since it is, let´s say, more "advanced". I´ve been collecting for 7 years and I still think I´m not mature enough for it. I´d rather buy a normal infantry or air force EM uniform and try to complete it.
You may get it for the same price or even more, but at least you won´t have that nasty knot in your throat that´ll cause you spending your cash in a blank uniform with fake insignia added.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:40 PM   #20
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Maybe your right Esteban, but what is the difference between KGB uniforms and regulars aside from insignia?
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