As the officer's uniform blouses wore out under field conditions, many adopted modified enlisted issue field blouses. Many photos can be seen of officers in the Army and Waffen-SS using standard M36 blouses with insignia, French cuffs and even collars salvaged from worn out blouses and applied to the issue item. The photo at right shows such an enlisted tunic that a customer had us convert to represent a front line officer's combat conversion. In this case, it's for a major (sturmbannführer) commanding a grenadier battalion of the 1st SS Panzer Division. The conversion process is the same as that performed during WW2: we start with a Lost Battalions M36 bluse, raise the lower pockets to cover the front hook eyelets, raise the hem to fit the new position of the pockets lower edge, and add French cuffs and insignia. With collar tabs, wire cuff title, wire sleeve eagle, and shoulder boards as shown: $450.