M44 trousers – Waffen-SS – Dot 44
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 “M44” trousers Keilhosen in cotton
Material: Cotton in Erbsenmuster camouflage
Colour: 5 colours are represented in the Erbsenmuster camouflage.
Notes: These trousers are a interesting late war mix of patterns. Like some late war SS trousers they feature belt loops but everything else is of the standard Keilhose model. These trousers are manufactured in a thin open woven cotton and feature steel and Italian resin buttons. The trousers are in worn condition and appear to be unmarked. Interesting features are the handsewn button holes and the red line in the fabric like in the late war MP44 pouches.