These fur-and-leather flight trousers were worn by a German Air Force pilot or flight crew member during the second world war, and are very scarce. This pair is particularly rare, as it is Czech-made - we have only seen one other example before with the same construction, stitching and.
KOH-I-NOOR snaps and WICO zippers, indicating Czech manufacture. Thus, in all probability, this pair of trousers was issued to a member of the Luftwaffe on the Eastern Front (Ostfront) or the Mediterranean Front. This pair of trousers exhibits extensive wear, with sun bleaching of the Luftwaffe-blue fabric - likely due to extended hours of sun exposure in the cockpit of a high-altitude aircraft - along with various old rips and tears which have been carefully stitched together throughout. All of these repairs were likely field repairs made during the war (the stitching of the repairs does not glow under black light).
The interior of the flare gun holster/pouch on the right leg has the name "MERTH" written in red ink on the underside of the flap. Ain zipper has a broken pull tab and the right pocket has no zipper lead.A button is missing from the waist straps and the front two waist buttons are made by Ralph Lauren, possibly being replacement buttons. This is an amazing, original pair of very rare flight trousers worn by Luftwaffe air crew during the war. Don't miss your chance to own this scarce set! If you have any questions, or would like more pictures, please do not hesitate to ask us! We have tons of militaria for sale! Check out our store - we have lots more Canadian, British, German, and other military antiques from pre-WW1, WW1, WW2, and beyond! We are always listing new items, so follow us to be the first to see our new stock! Canadian Buyers: HST is extra and will be charged automatically at checkout. The item "Authentic WW2 German Luftwaffe Channel Pants, Fur + Leather RARE" is in sale since Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Uniforms". The seller is "vancouvermilitaria" and is located in Vancouver. This item can be shipped worldwide.