Soviet Navy Telnyashka, traditional striped knit shirt with black stripes, WINTER model.
The Telnyashka is Brand New, unissued condition, with Russian Factory tag attached.
In heavy 100% cotton; a comfortable, stretchy double knit but the fabric is much thicker and warmer than the summer model. Unlike the cheap imitations, the black stripes are woven not printed; the underside is much softer and feels almost like felt. Currently made in Russia, this shirt is made using the same technology and to the same exact specifications as the Naval / Naval Infantry shirts of the Soviet era: it is in fact practically indistinguishable from the Soviet era Navy shirts. The somewhat rugged, "salt and pepper" look is EXACTLY the same as Telnyashkas worn by generations of Soviet sailors.
For those who want to use it for historical reenactment or living history display, this shirt is certainly the best.
The attached paper tag of a textile factory in the city of Kislovodsk, Russia specifies 100% cotton fabric and Russian size. Since this is actually an undershirt, the sleeves probably aren't supposed to reach all the way to the wearer's wrist. In many cases, Russian servicemen wear them pulled back up their forearms well toward their elbows.
PLEASE NOTE: a telnyashka should be washed in cold water and never in hot. It will shrink about a size if you wash it in warm water. It should probably be line dried rather than dried in a drier.
We have the following Russian Military size currently in stock (please specify the size when ordering online):
(1) SIZE: MEN'S SMALL (Russian size 44-46)
Measures approximately 38" under arms around the fullest part of the chest. The sleeves on these seem to average about 23" in length from shoulder seam to "cuff".
2) SIZE: MEN'S LARGE (Russian size 52-54)
Measures approximately 44" under arms around the fullest part of the chest. The sleeves on these seem to average about 23.5" in length from shoulder seam to "cuff".
(3) SIZE: MEN'S LARGE to EXTRA LARGE (Russian size 56-58)
Measures approximately 46" under arms around the fullest part of the chest. The sleeves on these seem to average about 23.5" in length from shoulder seam to "cuff".
Please remember: these are always worn very close-fitting (much tighter than in our photograph!), so expect your new shirt to have a very snug fit!
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