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Russian Sailor Shirt


The real thing. Russian Navy Issued, 100% cotton. Sizes differ from Small to Medium.
A little history.
A telnyashka, as this type of sailor’s garment is known, appeared during the era of sailing fleets. In the second half of the 19th century, white and blue stripes were added to the shirt for practical reasons: sailors working on masts in this shirt were highly visible on decks against the background of the sky, sea, and sails. Apart from that, the telnyashka, in comparison with other uniforms, was very practical: it was warm, snugly fit the body, didn’t interfere with free movement during any activity, was easy to wash, and almost never wrinkled. Its colors were also those of the Andreivsky flag, and reminded all of the sea and ships.