The Swiss Army Grey Work Jacket is a vintage army issued work jacket. These jackets were designed to give soldiers in the Swiss Army an effective field jacket to protect them from the weather and work related hazards.
With the purposeful lack of camouflage pattern, these work jackets would be worn by soldiers working in the motor pool who would use them to protect their uniform from things like oil and grease. You will be able to wear these jackets almost anywhere and they will not attract the kind of attention that a military camouflage jacket would.
mine was really stiff and unworn... built like a tank and will never wear out...heavy so can double as a jacket in spring.....A++
The shirt is made of a strong denim like material. Two front pockets plus a small pocket just inside the front right. I ordered a medium stamped with a "50" inside. I am a slim 5'8" and the shirt is pretty roomy in the chest but the sleeves were a good length.
I am a small person,adult size small is loose on me.this Swiss small is much to small for me.I was rejected from the U.S. draft for being to small (5'3" 34"chest). Does the Swiss have children serving in their army?
Advertised as large. What was received is small. Need to find a child in need of such.
Great jackets! Only wish KeepShooting would offer these in XL as the Large is really more like a medium. Fantastic quality though and fair price!
Order a large if you are a wide mediam, they are narrow shoulders, I would have sized them Med,small,xsmall,
Quality and workmanship are great.
Good used condition. Heavy duty cloth will take a lot of wear. Am getting 2 more which will last me for many years.
Having purchased several of the matching Swiss trousers several years ago, I was quite happy to find the corresponding jackets available for such a low price. I purchased three examples in the "Large" Category. The first is quite similar to the one in the example photo: an older piece, with a plastic button replacing a metal one that was lost by a Swiss soldier sometime in the past. As with the other examples, there is an internal buttoned pocket that rests on the wearer's right hip, and a cloth drawstring in the back to tighten the jacket at "belt height." You can't see it in the example photo, but there are two metal Belt Hooks sewn into the rear sides of the jacket, akin to what you would find on older German uniforms for better weight distribution. This example's hooks appear to be brass. The jacket is stamped "50" and "52," which I am assuming is the Jacket's size, making the US equivalent measurement a 40/42.
The second jacket is the same vintage as the first, the main difference being that only three of the old metal buttons had not been replaced, and the stampings "54' and "52" lead me to believe this is closer to an American 42/44.
The final jacket was quite an unexpected surprise. Noticeably darker in appearance, this one looks like a New Old Stock example of a more recent manufacture. Blued metal Belt Hooks have replaced the brass type, and all buttons are of the plastic variety. In addition to being stamped with a Swiss Acceptance stamp and size "50" (US 40), this one is also marked "JB 67" on the internal waistband, which I would hazard as being an abbreviation of manufacturer and year of production.
All in all, I am quite pleased with my purchase, and would recommend these to anyone in search of an inexpensive work shirt or Swiss Military Collectable!