Sailor striped tshirts and vests
Striped tshirts and vests originate from the Soviet Navy and are also common in modern Russian Navy and Airbourne forces. The stripes on these vests and tshirts are white and dark (most commonly black or blue). Such outfit has eventually grown to symbolize not only the military pride, but also self-confidence and masculinity itself. This aesthetization of sailor vests and striped tshirts began as early as in a 1936 Soviet movie called We Come from Kronstadt. Later on, this tendency infiltrated all spheres of Soviet mass culture: even cartoon characters wore sailor tshirts and striped vests: for example, the Wolf from Nu Pogodi or Matroskin the Cat from Troye iz Psostokvashino.
The colour of the stripes on the sailor vest or tshirt traditionally marks a certain troop the sailor belongs to. For example, black stripes on a vest or a tshirt symbolizes the depth of the ocean and indicates a submariner. Navy and naval infantry wear vests and tshirts with dark blue stripes symbolizing the sea. The sky is symbolized by light blue stripes on the vests and tshirts worn by VDV paratroopers. Light green stands for forest - so the border troops wear tshirts and vests with stripes of this colour. And so, quite obviously the OMON and the MVD internal forces wear vests and tshirts with red stripes.
Here at our Soviet-military.com online store’s catalogue we also have sailor vests and striped tshirts. Striped vests and sailor tshirts are also commonly called ‘telnyashkas’.
Such kind of clothing as striped tshirts and sailor vests may be of interest not only to collectors of Soviet and Russian military surplus, who are our Soviet-military.com online store’s main target clients. Sailor vests and striped tshirts are generally a stylish outfit which may be found interesting by wide amounts of different audience.