Scarcely Encountered, Named Third Reich Judicial Grouping-This awesome offering includes the robe, pants and cap belonging to a judge. The robe is produced in a black cotton/rayon blend material that remains in good condition. There are a few tiny pin holes and an old repair in the robe, the repair is low on the back side. The cuffs are extra large and produced in soft black velvet. The collar is lined in black velvet; this extends down each side of the closure seam. The robe has a five button closure. The buttons are covered in a ribbed black cloth. There is a drop dead gorgeous, toned silver bullion army type eagle hand applied to the upper right breast. The interior, at the neck, has a tailor tag. This indicates that the robe was tailored by the firm of Heinrich Wolf of Mainz. Just above this is a black rayon rectangle with gold stitched script that indicates the name of the judge was "Dr. H. Schade". Dr Hans Schade was born on 10.09.01 and was listed as part of the professional judicial system during the Third Reich. He was still active in 1968 as of that year was listed as Senate President of the Federal Patent Court.
Next in the grouping, there is cap which is unique to judges. It is produced in the same black material as the robe (black velvet sides and black cloth top panel). The interior is fully lined in black rayon and there is a full brown ersatz leather sweatband. The interior is in excellent condition with minor discoloration and wear from use. Last, but certainly not least, is the pants. These are produced in a high quality, soft black wool with full length, black rayon piping down each leg that measures 18mm wide. There are slash type hip pockets and a single rear pocket/watch fob pocket with scalloped flaps. There is a four button fly with an additional waist button. All of the buttons are black bakelite. This includes the interior buttons for the suspenders. It appears that there is a minor repair to a seam at the crotch (visible inside only). The pocket bags are black cloth and the waist reinforcements are black rayon. The pants have a size 32 waist and the legs are 37" in length. A fantastic grouping that could be researched too!
- Item #: U-073a