Army Clothing

Clothing items on this page are largely based on the series of Reglation books the Ministry of Defence published before and during the 2nd World War. The books are the Valtakunnan sotavoimien virkapukuja, or (S.V.) (The Uniforms of the Armed Forces of the State) from 1922, the Valtakunnan Puolustusvoimien virkapukuohjesääntö, or (V.P.O.) (The Uniform Regulations of the Defence Forces of the State) from 1930 and the 1941 and 1942 editions of the Vuonna 1939 ja senjälkeen vahvistetut polustuslaitoksen henkilökunnan virkapukumääräykset (The Uniform Regulations of the Staff of the Department of the Defence Formalized in the Year 1939 and Later). These regulations include most of the clothing items, rules on their use and materials that defined their use and manufacture before the end of the 2nd World War. Other sources mentioned on the Bibliography-page compliment these sources as well as the collection of original photographs available in the Finnish Wartime Photograph Archive (sa-kuva.fi).

Last updated: May 2nd, 2018



Tunics, Jackets, Overalls


Overcoats, Raincoats, Fur Coats


Trousers, Breeches

  • m/22 Trousers (Housut m/22)
    • Officers
      • Infantry, Armoured troops, Bicycle troops, Signals troops, Engineers, Supply troops
      • Artillery
      • Cavalry
      • Coastal Artillery
      • Cadets
    • Enlisted men
      • Coastal Artillery
  • m/22 Breeches (Saapashousut m/22)
    • Officers
      • Infantry, Armoured troops, Bicycle troops, Signals troops, Engineers, Supply troops
      • Artillery
      • Cavalry
      • Coastal Artillery
    • Enlisted men
      • Infantry, Armoured troops, Bicycle troops, Signals troops, Engineers, Supply troops
      • Artillery
      • Cavalry
      • Coastal Artillery
  • m/27 Trousers (Housut m/27)
    • Generic
    • Artillery, Cavalry
  • m/36 Trousers (Housut m/36)
    • Generic
    • Artillery, Cavalry
  • Trousers, Battledress, Serge
  • Tuchhose

Hats, Caps


Footwear

  • Lace Lappish boots m/28 (Paulapieksut m/28)
  • Lace Lappish boots (Paulapieksut)
    • Full leather
    • Felt boots
  • m/34 Buckle boots (Varsikenkä m/34)
  • Jackboots
    • Brown
    • Black
  • Ankle boots
  • Lappish Boots

Belts, Sword Hangers, Y-straps

  • Belts
    • Officers
      • m/22 Belt w/ shoulder strap
      • m/22 Coastal artillery belt
      • m/22 Dress belt
      • m/22 Dress belt, Cadet school
      • m/27 Belt w/ shoulder strap
    • Enlisted men
      • m/22 Belt
      • m/27 Belt
      • m/30 Belt
  • Sword hangers
    • m/22 Sword hanger, tresse clad
    • m/22 Leather sword hanger
    • m/27 Sword hanger
  • Y-straps
    • m/22 Y-strap
    • m/27 Y-strap

Underwear, Shirts, Neckties, Scarves

  • m/27 Brown-Grey Shirt
  • m/27 White Shirt
  • Issued white undershirt
  • Civilian shirts
    • Riihipaita
  • Issued white longjohns
  • Civilian longjohns
  • m/27 Brown Necktie
  • m/27 Black Necktie

Pullovers

  • m/22 Pullover
  • m/27 Pullover
  • Civilian pullovers

Socks, Footwraps

  • Rayon socks
  • Footwraps
  • Wool socks

Miscellaneous

  • Cavalry ammo pouch
  • Shoulder lanyard
  • Coat-of-Arms armband
  • Leather Gaiters


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