German military sizes


    John Brown

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    German military sizes

    Post by John Brown on Sun May 27, 2012 9:00 pm

    I'm kinda confused.

    I've been looking at some German websites for flecktarn in "human" sizes, and have seen two different size scales.

    I recently acquired a surplus flecktarn field shirt in Gr. 20 (size 20) from another member here. It fits like a US 45 or 46.

    Perusing some German sites, I see the same surplus field shirt in Gr. 44 to Gr. 60 (size 44 to 60)

    What gives?

    Did they change how they sized things suddenly?

    Does anyone have a good resource for German military sizes?


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    Re: German military sizes

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun May 27, 2012 10:11 pm

    BW sizing, unless it's changed VERY recently, is abstract number system. The system I'm familiar with has sizes 0-15, no 20 or higher. Commercial stuff, however, might use a different system. Using the standard BW system a Size 7 = 48, Size 8 = 50, Size 9 = 52, etc.

    I'm pretty sure there's a Wiki page on the sizing somewhere.

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    Re: German military sizes

    Post by Bury_Dave on Mon May 28, 2012 4:04 am

    There is Steve. Also has a good sizing chart.

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