As cringe as it is. Hikishop sells them even if they might be plastic. I might end up buying those as the tailor said those buttons wouldn't work. I am assuming since they are pegged shaped you simply wrap it around thr back with thread?The cut and general shape look good, but the wool color appears too grey. Getting g-v right is difficult. When I was reenacting, I used an original cappotto.
RE: Buttons. This is the type of buttons you need. Buttons These are the small button for the pockets, cuffs, and shoulder straps. You need the larger size for the coat closure. They do crop up on Ebay, so you will need to search.
Forgive me for neceoing a thread. However a question came up on my head. The coat got delivered to my house while away on a training exercise. I'm going to get the hikishop buttons so it at least looks more accurate. However I was thinking what is the appropriate measurement for a greatcoat gorget? This website has what I need and says this. https://www.warmilitaria.it/en/coll...egion-m-guard-of-the-duce-for-coat-18x65.html I'd rather be right on the placement as well if I'm going for a easten front impression
Not sure why I called them gorgets my bad. It's looking like any fascist paramilitary used the fasces on their groatcoat collars. Which unless I can find documents on pinning i will have to assume its centured on the collar and straightened out. Thanks for the inputIronmaiden2000
By gorget do you mean mostrine (which is what the website shows)? No mostrine was worn on the cappotto collar, only the Savoia stars or fascist fascio.
RE: Eastern Front. Note that the gruppo «Tagliamento» was not originally formed by battaglioni M. They were awarded that title only after seeing combat in Russia. If that is your impression, you need to consider the timeframe of your impression. I am not sure whether the battaglione M insignia was worn on the cappotto or whether only the simple fascio.