It became part of the form in the 18th century and remains it to this day. In the Soviet Army, infantry overcoats were distinguished - 32 cm from the floor and cavalry overcoats - very long, all the way to the ground.
An old-style soldier's overcoat is sewn from brownish-gray cloth. It is very warm and durable, designed for long service in the most severe conditions from Moscow to the outskirts.
The overcoat is single-breasted, fastens with invisible hooks in front. There are three small buttons on the back of the soldiers overcoat. The strap is made in the form of an elongated figure of eight and is attached to two large buttons. The overcoat is usually worn with a lap belt. The soldiers also had sleeve insignia, shoulder straps and buttonholes.
An old-style soldiers overcoat is not only practical clothes, but also part of the image, a stylish thing in the spirit of military. Not for nothing, after all, in the 80s of the last century, the Chinese changed one overcoat for three short fur coats of dogs. The item "Military Jacket Russian Sailor's Overcoat Winter Soviet Coat Army USSR Shinel XL" is in sale since Thursday, November 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Surplus\Uniforms & BDUs".
The seller is "ussr_old_stock" and is located in Minsk. This item can be shipped worldwide.