Navy Clothing

Clothing items on this page are largely based on the series of Ruglation 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).


Tunics, Jackets

  • m/19 Service Coat (Kavaijitakki m/19)
  • m/22 Service Coat (Kavaijitakki m/22)
  • m/30 Service Coat (Kavaijitakki m/30)
  • m/19 Light Jacket (Valkea takki m/19)
  • m/19 Work Jacket (Työtakki m/19)
  • m/22 Tail Coat (Frakki m/22)
  • m/22 Mess Jacket (Messitakki m/22)
  • m/19 Sailor Blouse (Merimiespusero m/19)
  • m/22 Sailor Blouse (Merimiespusero m/22)
  • m/35 White Sailor Blouse (Valkoinen merimiespusero)
  • m/18 Tunic (Asetakki m/18>

Overcoats, Raincoats, Fur Coats

  • m/19 Long Coat (Pitkätakki m/19)
  • m/30 Long Coat (Pitkätakki m/30)
  • Officers Overcoat (Upseerien päällystakki)
  • m/22 Overcoat (Päällystakki m/22)
  • m/27 Overcoat (Päällystakki m/27)
  • m/30 Fur Coat (Turkki m/30)
  • m/30 Short Coat (Lyhyt takki m/30)
  • m/30 Rain Coat (Sadetakki m/30)
  • m/19 Cape (Viitta m/19)

Trousers, Breeches

  • m/19 Trousers (Housut m/19)
  • m/19 Breeches (Saapashousut m/19)

Hats, Caps

  • White Sailing Cap (Valkoinen purjehduslakki)
  • Sailor Hat (Merimieslakki)
  • m/19 Peak Cap (Lippalakki m/19)
  • m/22 Peak Cap (Lippalakki m/22)
  • m/30 Peak Cap (Lippalakki m/30)
  • m/19 Fur Hat (Turkislakki m/19)
  • m/22 Fur Hat (Turkislakki m/19)
  • m/30 Fur Hat (Turkislakki m/19)
  • Officers Bicorne (Upseerien hattu)

Footwear

  • Black Brogue Shoes
  • Patent Leather Shoes
    • Brogue
    • Ankle boots
  • White Shoes
    • Brogue
    • Ankle boots
  • Brown Brogue Shoes
  • Black Galoshes
  • High Black Derby Shoes

Belts, Sword Hangers

  • Revolver Belt m/19 (Revolverivyö m/19)
  • Pistol Belt m/19 (Pistoolivyö m/19)
  • m/19 Textile Belt (Kangasvyö m/19)
  • m/19 Leather Belt (Nahkavyö m/19)
  • m/22 Textile Belt (Kangasvyö m/22)
  • m/22 Leather Belt (Nahkavyö m/22)
  • m/30 Leather Belt w/ shoulder strap
  • m/30 Dress Belt (Juhlavyö m/30)
  • m/30 Leather Belt

Shirts

  • Officers
    • Soft Dress Shirt
    • Full-Dress Shirt
    • Detacheable Collars
  • Enlisted men
    • m/19 Shirt
    • m/22 Shirt

Vests

  • m/19 A-Vest (A-liivi m/19)
  • m/19 B-Vest (B-liivi m/19)
  • m/30 B-Vest (B-liivi m/30)
  • m/30 C-Vest (C-liivi m/30)

Gloves

  • Officers
    • Brown Leather Gloves
    • White Gloves
    • Knit Gloves, Brown or White
  • Enlisted Men
    • Brown Gloves
    • Knit Gloves, Black or Dark Blue

Socks

  • Officers
    • Black or Dark Blue Socks
    • White Socks
    • Brown Socks
  • Enlisted Men
    • Black or Dark Blue Socks

Miscellaneous

  • Gaiters
  • Epaulettes
  • m/19 Detacheable collar (Irtokaulus m/19)
  • m/22 Detacheble collar (Irtokaulus m/22)
  • Sailor Tie (Merimieskravatti)
  • Shoulder lanyard
    • Golden
    • Silver
  • Neckwarmer
  • Whistle and Whistle Cord
  • Cape clasp


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