M42 trousers – Waffen-SS – Dot 44 – 171/36

The German army has a wide array of trousers used by its troops. Different trousers for different branches in different designs, colours and materials. In the beginning stages of the war the German army was equipped with the M40 Langhosen which where straight legged trousers which ended down in the jackboots. When in 1942 the lowboots where first introduced as a substitute for the jackboots in the field a new pair of trousers where introduced. The M42 Keilhosen had tapered ends with an adjustable stirrup to tie under the feet.  These stirrups kept the trouser legs inside the Gamaschen or gaiters.

Type of uniform:”Dot 44″, “Pea Dot” or Erbsenmuster Camouflage M42 trousers Keilhosen in HBT cotton
Material: HBT cotton in Erbsenmuster camouflage
Colour: 5 colours are represented in the Erbsenmuster camouflage.
Branch: Waffen-SS
Markings: 171/36 could be the maker mark on this one.
Maker: 171/36 is a unknown maker