Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Bundeswehr Sportbekleidung Stoffabzeichen, West German Army Sports Uniform Patches
While scanning through some odd eBay categories, looking for BGS items, I stumbled across this offering of a strip of unused, Bundeswehr Sports Uniform Patches. These patches are BEVO woven and are still in an uncut strip of 6. I have always had a soft spot for these patches ever since I picked up a surplus Bundeswehr t-shirt while on a trip to the California coast with Sweet Pea 30 years ago. I wore that shirt until it literally fell apart. I cut off the patch and tossed the shirt-turned-rag. The original patch is sewn inside the BGS Repli-Bucket bike helmet I made up for the BGS bicycle last year.
These patches were made to be sewn on to the old style, white tank-top type, physical training shirts that the Bundeswehr used from the 1980's on back. They are BEVO woven in a nylon type fabric.
I'll pick up a few new T-shirts and sew on these patches for daily wear........ with retro-German style :)
I have not been able to find a good archive photo of the old t-shirts in actual use, but I did locate this photo of a current Bundeswehr reserve unit that was doing a public display of all of their current uniform styles. Here are a few troopers in the current Bundeswehr work-out uniforms. You can see this patch on the warm-up jacket.... the t-shirts are now the silk screened type, no patches. "Very stylish!"