This thread is dedicated to making puttees look good and tasteful in a modern setting. Also trying to establish a freikorps-core (the name needs some work), which basically means the style of any WW1 veteran or interwar fighter
Puttees are useful if you do stuff outside. I highly doubt any of you wannabe rappers do anything outside of a city, so there's no point in getting puttees. You would mess up your pristine, overpriced shoes either way.
You're insistent, OP.
Alright so here's an idea: pants with pleated cuffs like on dress shirts, that button up to mid calf. Any diy bros wanna try? So imagine joggers with really high ribbed knit cuffs
I used to wear them with jikatabi when running around the hills, they gave very good ankle support.
Yes, but this is more of a mix between milsurp and traditional. it's very niche, but there's nothing wrong with that. I don't even think it's milsurp. It's more partisan core, as some call it
Alright so I'll just throw some ideas down. So wool should be the most important material to this fit, as it captures the aesthetic as it was meant to be. But it also, I think, requires the heavy use of coats. Topcoats, peacoats, trench coats, in gray, black, dark olive, or navy. If you really want to be special, then khaki or horizon blue like the French. Under the coat is up to you, but it could vary from suit to just and old Henley. The pants should be wool, and if possible, wool cargos. Then puttees of coarse, and some work boots, preferably ones that go to the ankle and no more. Feel free to add anything
>Full Rick + Steel plate battle armor.
Be the most effay dude at the renn fest.
If Freicore doesn't become associated with shooting leftists, preparing armed takeover and generally saving your nation from moral decay, I'll be very disappointed.
Ankle boots or higher boots
Baggy wool trousers
White shirt or wool pullover
Slightly puffy cap (think greek fishermans hat)
Jacket/coat is where it becomes a problem. The jacket should be wool or leather. It has button closure and is tailored. It has few other elements and goes below the waist, at least.
Also, no puttees. Sorry man, that's just flaunting your autism.
It's weird no one's posted my puttee fit pic
I used to post in DiY a few times about incorporating puttees into fits and how to do it and make or buy long ass puttees
>pic related, puttee fit
The hardest part is figuring out what too actually goes with it. Those would look good with properly fitting jeans or even slacks but I do not know what to do with the top. Maybe just a long sleeve preppy sweater, and arm puttees as well (you could fit a little wrench or otherwise steel bar in there to protect your forearm from swinging sticks at riot rallies )? I feel like earth tones is the way to go color wise.
Tbqh senpai i think the only things differentiating freikorp and partisans are the helmets and the ideologies
If you pay attention, partisancore is really just a rough and tumble variant of that comfy-intellectual meme that happens occasionally, so basically just drab wool pants and a lot of button ups and sweaters
Post spanish civil war inspo
Freicore is basically partisan-core, but with an interwar attitude. But what separates the two is that partisan-core can extend into modern dy, but freicore is restricted to pre ww2. Also the attitude. To make freicore work bust, you should be a smoker, traumatized, and have monarchist sympathy. Maybe not the last one
Freikorps are soldiers with a nation but no state support, they dress like nationalists and soldiers. Partisans are commies and other such individuals, they dress like workers, civilians and internationalists. Can't believe I have to explain this shit to you. Go read a fucking book or something, maybe that will prime your dull eyes. Before your reply, tell me, who is a partisan and who is a Freikorp in this picture?
Don't try to over-conceptualise this. I dress like this, I own puttees. It's just retro-milsurp with quality civilian clothing mixed in, that gives an early 20th century European feel. Buying pre-ww2 clothes isn't really an option for most people but many traditional styles were part of many army's equipment until the 80s in some cases, I have some beautiful Swiss winter wool trousers for example that look like they could have been made 1910. The kind of thick grey loden wool fabric that is seen in the OP pic are key to this look. Modern milsurp can obviously be integrated if it is dyed/altered to fit the aesthetic. One beautiful thing about this look is how cheap it is for the comfort and incredible quality you get as milsurp and high quality old clothing is cheap if you know where to look. Except for boots, those 50s/60s unused military boots will cost you - they're worth it.
Thanks for making this thread, OP. I feel much better about this than the /fa/scism threads we have here as it doesn't seem to be weight down by elitism and political dogma as much. This seems like a beautiful amalgamation of that, the "terrorwave" trend and a return to more folksy, Germanic, traditional aesthetic without sacrificing personal identity and aesthetic liberalism.
Guess at which point this post became painfully embarassing (I dig the first part though.) Don't playact the trauatised of war, just be a Waldgänger, disillusioned with the modern world, a pawn in this endless machine war.
The last part was mainly a joke.
The one on the right. While you are right, the two styles intertwine more often than not, so it's easy to see why one would get them mixed up
It's kinda funny; the civilian here is obviously an older man, but he's wearing what we call a newsboy cap in english. Plus his boots are actually higher quality than the veterans ones.
How did you determine the quality of his boots? Because they aren't laced? That doesn't make them better quality.
The name of the cap doesn't mean jack shit by the way, it's historically been worn all across the working class.
I actually didn't read your text nor pay attention to the red armband... It makes sense that a lower class communist would wear this type of cap. (Otherwise, he could absolutely be a freikorps civilian volunteer)
As for the boots, laced boots were a cost saving measure, which is why jackboots were rarely issued at the end of the war. The guys in uniform thus wear ankle boots with puttees, while the communist somehow managed to get proper jackboots, which would presumably be rare and more expensive at the time.
So if the red bands are commies, what's the freikorps symbol? The deaths head sign is a bit too extravagant, but it's effay as fuck. Any non-cringe armbands that don't involve commies or swastikas
>Goddman flux capacitor is fucked
Someone gonna help me fix this fuckin hunk of bolts space cruiser?
Now that we're on the subject, what are some acceptable freicore coats? I'm looking for an excuse to wear a peacoat in a way that isn't just rehashed nu-male garbage. But what other coat types? Also post inspo if you have any
>Just ordered a pair of hobnailed ammo boots for winter
How fucked am I going to be on concrete?
If they're good boots, you shouldn't even feel the cold of frozen metal. But they look nice. I've been considering getting black iron rangers or other such boots to capture the aesthetic, so I guess you're not alone
That's just a stock picture, the ones I ordered look quite a bit nicer. I have a pair of Iron Rangers that are great in everything except snow and ice, the smooth rubber sole gets super slick. I decided to see what hobnails would be like, but I've heard walking on bare concrete can be pretty slippery lol. But they should be good at digging into hardpacked snow and ice in an Alberta winter.
I should be alright, as the paths are usually well salted. Good luck with the boots.
They're 200 dollars, so I hope they're good quality. Also is there any advice with the pea coat, or am I just fucked? I'm sure I'll figure something out, but it's nice to take things into consideration. Thanks
Alright here it is. I apologize if the pic isn't so good. It's not great, but it's a start, and there's definitely room for improvement. What I have on are desert malis, which are alright. Then just light gray trousers, a sorta matching belt, and a dark grey turtle neck. Then the peacoat, and that's that. Please leave suggestions and your own fits if you have any. Also thinking of replacing the coat with an m65, so consider that as well. Thank you
The right man is not actually a partisan but one of the rote bund. A communist group in germany during the interwar group that did the same thing as the freikorps members. Assuming the lack of rank insignia on the middle man and the helmet painting on the left man signifying a certain freikorps gruppe, both men on the left are freikorps.
The silesian eagle and baltic cross arent freikorps medals at all. It is true that most people awarded these medals were freikorps but thats because they fought alongside the army members who were still the primary recipients.
No, he's not. At least according to the artist who likely used reference like he does with all of this images this is a member of the Rote Ruhrarmee. Calling them partisans is obviously an exaggerated slur.
Harder to find this kind now. Usually they have the shitty cord loop at the neck instead of a button.
it's cool and all, but you'd have to do more alterations to it for it to be seen as remotely fashionable. at this point it is an artifact of history that looks as strange in the day to day as a beaver fur felted top hat would look at a McDonalds. Unless you are a professional re-enactor, actor or working in some museum where the uniform is historic clothing.
Most people who dress well stick out in a crowd so I don't really feel like this is very different. Whether others like it or not, I'm fond of it and like it. I got two and altered one, so I don' feel bad about it. I've still got a "virgin" one.
Good luck finding a blank buckle for that type of belt - I haven't found any at less than 50 Euros
Retarded, do not listen.
>Good luck finding a blank buckle for that type of belt - I haven't found any at less than 50 Euros
Well, you have to invest if you wanna look good.
Yes , that's true.
I was thinking I might buy a cheap steel repro and then use a ballpeen hammer to knock the relief flat.
On second thought, that's a fantastic idea.... thanks for the inadvertent inspo!
What about dying it black?
Search google for "koppelschloss neutral" and you will find tons of offerings at less than 10€. (Apparently german traditional craftsmen use them.) Where the hell do you find belt buckles for 50€?
The boots are discontinued varusteleka särmä classic boots (the new model is a bit different and has no welt, but is still pretty good). You can find puttes at some reenactment store or make them yourself.
I never thought of that
Whenever I am looking for them I am looking on re-enactment sites or eBay because they are the only places I knew to look.
Shitty repros look bad and good ones cost money, hence 50 euros.
Same thing. The rote frontkampferbund came from the rote ruhrarmee after it was dissolved in 1924. People started to flock towards politics instead of violence. The same thing happened with the NSDAP after the failed putsch
If you want it translated...
To the battles. Munich.
A loyal East-africa-fighter
currently (i think z.z. means zur zeit) freikorps letow
This core finds no purpose irl in civillized countries. Don't get me wrong I think freikorps core looks cool. Same goes for most millitaristc wear. But this core will have the same fate as terror core. Cool in pictures, cool in film, but never cool irl. It's like war itself. The stories are cool and it looks cool and manly and so on, but if you do it and manage to survive, you'll never wish for war again.
I have an alternative. For the select few who are /k/ and actually really do enjoy being a soldier or para military. Stick with rhodesian/mercenary core. Freikorps core will ONLY live in these threads. People who wear this irl will get laughed at no matter how you wear it. Even if you're in the military. Or... maybe I'm wrong. Pls debate me. Again, I do love the look of freikorps too, just saying tho
I wear this crap all the time. At first people might think you're some sort of supremacist, but (if you're not) and people approach you they quickly drop those assumptions and start asking you where you get all the junk you wear.
If you like it just wear it.... you'll pull it off if you wear it un-ironically and boldly.
At this point everyone who knows me thinks I'm weird as fuck for buying a pair of Adidas runners because they're so used to seeing me in leather boots :P
I wore trackpants to school once and people immediately assumed I was ill.
Bumping thread with relevant pic - French WW1 Brodequins! Likely privately purchased, CERTAINLY worn with puttees!
wtf am i the only person that actually just wears these?
Why are you fags so scared of being bullied over your clothes?? does this really happen?
I bought a pair of puttees last winter and then by some effay centered parallel thinking these puttees threads started popping up but NOBODY HAS POSTED A DAMN FIT.
JUST PUT ON THE GODDAMN PUTTEES AND GO OUTSIDE.
(sorry i didnt back this up by posting a fit ill get one on here in a few days once its cold)