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 Post subject: LW blue shirts
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:46 pm 
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Hi,
which LW blue shirts could you recommend? Which are the best? Is there anyone who produces ,,blaumeliertes Hemd"?
Thanks for help.

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:59 pm 
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Jooooonas wrote:
Hi,
which LW blue shirts could you recommend? Which are the best? Is there anyone who produces ,,blaumeliertes Hemd"?
Thanks for help.

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Spearhead (Barry Lyndon) shirts are quite good, i recommend them, probably the only decent bit of kit
they do sell as the rest of his gear isn't up to standard imho but the shirts are quite good, although the
postage is high so when i bought some (WH/SS type) i bought a few so i hadn't got to keep paying the
high postage (pics below)

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:08 pm 
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Still planing to buy from Panther. But is there any better choice? Somewhere in the wild wild west? :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
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Jooooonas wrote:
Still planing to buy from Panther. But is there any better choice? Somewhere in the wild wild west? :roll:


Fair play, just trying to help mate :?

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
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peiper1944 wrote:
Jooooonas wrote:
Still planing to buy from Panther. But is there any better choice? Somewhere in the wild wild west? :roll:


Fair play, just trying to help mate :?


I'm thankful for any help :)

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
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I disagree with you there Pieper

Spearhead does a good tropical range as well and I know he is also popular with Fallschirmjäger Reenactors as well as myself

His postage is the same as the rest though his cheaper than At the Front and Hessen Antique who over charge on their postage

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
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VonSchnitzel wrote:
I disagree with you there Pieper

Spearhead does a good tropical range as well and I know he is also popular with Fallschirmjäger Reenactors as well as myself

His postage is the same as the rest though his cheaper than At the Front and Hessen Antique who over charge on their postage


Fair comment his new Falshy smocks are ok, I have one
myself but I was referring to his wool tunics and peaked
caps (see other topics they have been mentioned before),
these leave a lot to be desired tbh
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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:30 pm 
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Could someone post closeup pictures of Panther made LW blue shirt?

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:16 pm 
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I agree with you regarding caps and wool tunics
but like all Vendors you have to be selective and sort through the crap

Joonas being a under garment I would go with Spearhead. The shirt wont be seen much so not much point paying top $$$ on something that is covered up most of the time
I will be buying Spearheads Blue Luftwaffe shirt in 3-4 months for my FD impression.

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:38 pm 
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Good choice Von Schnitzel ;-)
Just a little tip always hand wash the shirts separately as
they are very susceptible to picking up other colours, one
of my grey ones was in the wash with the denim jeans
and it went blue so all I can do now is wear it when iam
portraying the Fallschirmjager :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
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Unfortunatly the best dress shirt was made by lost battallions, you might pick one up second hand. If its a late war thang, a generic service shirt or period civilian shirt would cover it. If I was buying one id go panther store, spearhead stuff is shite.

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:25 pm 
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dagda wrote:
Unfortunatly the best dress shirt was made by lost battallions, you might pick one up second hand. If its a late war thang, a generic service shirt or period civilian shirt would cover it. If I was buying one id go panther store, spearhead stuff is shite.


Each to their own, personally the Panther store shirts look the same quality to me although
going from the pics of Panther store version it looks the wrong colour imho, ive seen an
original Lufty shirt and they are a paler blue similar to the Spearhead ones, this looks like
a generic type tbh?

Also it apears to button all the way to the bottom or at least far too many buttons, which compared
to original shirts whether they be generic, WH or LW only buttoned halfway, also they are 41 Euro
which seems a lot to pay for a shirt which is the wrong colour and far too many buttons and the
wrong type of buttons which should be the "Urea" type :? (see pic)

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
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dagda wrote:
Unfortunatly the best dress shirt was made by lost battallions, you might pick one up second hand. If its a late war thang, a generic service shirt or period civilian shirt would cover it. If I was buying one id go panther store, spearhead stuff is shite.


It's not the option to search for Lost Battallions production, because I need shirts also for other members of my group. At least 5-6 pieces. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: LW blue shirts
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:51 pm 
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Well my good man you have a problem sadly! The old LB ones were the correct blue fleck, none of the others have this detail. I presume you want to do a walking out type thing? Also the collars were pointed! My advice would be, and we sort of have the same problem, is try and find the correct material and get them made. I wish I could help you more, but that is the best answer I can give.

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Oh and Panther stores shirts are so much better quality than spearheads. Sad fool that I am I have both, plus an LB one and a couple by at the front.

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