M42 trousers – Waffen-SS – Wool – 117

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:M42 trousers Keilhosen in captured Italian wool
Material: Captured Italian wool
Colour: Blue/green
Branch: Waffen-SS
Markings: 117
Maker: 117 is a unknown maker