The menacing leader of the Nazi party wears this attire as he angrily ridicules two of his military commands for not taking control of the Basterds as their actions are discouraging to his men. The costume consists of white long sleeved ‘Alexandra’ shirt, a brown jacket, matching trousers (labelled “p.88”), a beige satin tie, a brown leather holster, a dagger and a sumptuous cape. The brown jacket features four pockets on the front with round brass buttons, with the left breast pocket featuring various German insignia including a NSDAP golden party badge, a 1914 Iron Cross first class badge and a black German wound badge, attached underneath the pocket. The right sleeve features a red armband with the Swastika emblem and the jacket has been labelled as “Hitler 173-A04-8P”. The metal dagger comes with a corresponding scabbard and has similar features to a German early SA dagger, with a brown glossy finish. The grip of the dagger features a small eagle emblem and brass ornate cast in leaf patterns.
The cream woollen cape has a contrasting red lining clearly visible when the cloak is flicked back over the shoulder creating an imposing character, emphasised by the giant black and white military cross emblem on the back featuring a golden eagle clutching a Swastika in its talons. The collar is trimmed in golden coloured weave and even the buttons at the neck leave no mystery as to the identity of the wearer as they too feature the eagle and swastika emblem in silver on the brass button. The inside has a label reading “Adolf Hitler”.
Loose threads are visible on the pocket of the jacket where a badge would have been attached during the production. However, the costume remains in very good condition and is an incredible piece from the movie.
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.