Bulgarian Grey Wool Greatcoat - Soviet era (non fur collar option)
100% Wool greatcoat from the soviet era Bulgarian army. These single breasted coats come in charcoal grey and are a genuine piece of cold war era militaria, with rolled sleeves to fit any arm length and red piping on the epaulettes (sometimes the piping is blue).
These full length wool coats come un-hemmed, have a cotton inner lining for comfort and some will have Soviet era pin badges/insignia on the collar.
- Good used condition (grade 1).
- A fantastic quality wool coat at a fraction of the price you would expect to pay on the high street!
- May have small professionally made repairs.
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NB: Due to the age of this item, and in order to preserve them, they have received an anti moth treatment aroma that dissipates with a good airing. Also, variations in each coat's fabrication date and the amount of use they've had, will mean no two coats are the same, but judging by the feedback below, our customers truly love their purchases.
Soviet (Bulgarian) full length grey wool greatcoats from Forces Uniform and Kit, the genuine army surplus clothing company.
Defiantly has that scratchy eastern bloc aesthetic, but it it'll defiantly keep you warm.
The smell of moth treatment is pretty strong, but nothing a little wash and a bit of airing will fix.
For the price it was all that I'd want.
Admittedly don't size up i went for a large but found a medium to be much better.
Ordered this coat on Sunday and it arrived Tuesday morning.
I bought it to finish off my space pirate / steampunk inspired costume for a show at a sci-fi convention this April. Does the job beautifully.
At only 5’10” tall the coat is long on me, which is exactly what I wanted. It comes down to the middle of my shin.
Some have commented on the smell of the coat. Mine was fine. It’s a little ‘moth-bally’ but nothing an airing won’t fix. Not overpowering at all.
The quality of the coat is perfect. It looks brand new.
The coat is VERY heavy. This isn’t a negative for me. But could be for some.
The only small niggle I have is I received my dispatch notification at about 8am Tuesday morning. The coat arrived at 9:30am on the same Tuesday morning. It was only a fluke I was in to receive it as I’d assumed it would arrive the following day.
I bought a 50” chest. I’m usually between 46 and 48 but ordered a size up as recommended by others. The rest of my costume is made up of lots of layers so the extra room is useful. I’m also quite broad in the shoulders and the coat fits lovely. I’ll be wearing the coat open, but if I wanted to close the coat I’d have to get the buttons moved a bit as when closed it’s a little baggy. But if you’re bigger around the middle then you won’t need to do that.
In a nutshell, it really is a great greatcoat at a great price!
I am 19 stone and 6 foot six so struggle to get any coat that goes below the knee or is long enough on the arm. This coat is pure Russian hard core design. It does fit a bit tight around the waist so am planning on moving the buttons slightly or losing some weight but at least it’s a great fit rather than baggy he’ll you normally get with coats this large for taller people.
You have to bear in mind though that you will look like a Russian general so might get some strange looks from your average Joe Bloggs down the park.
Fantastic quality wool Great coat, perfect fit and as it's winter now it's getting a good use. I definitely recommend this coat without hesitation
Bought this for my 16 year old son, who is 6 ft tall and very slim. I bought the small size as he is 32" chest, and this fits him well. He never normally wears a coat, but has already worn this several times which shows how much he likes it! We had it dry cleaned to freshen it up. Very pleased!
This coat is cool :)
Excellent prompt delivery. The coat is in very good condition and very warm.
I ordered the grey wool Bulgarian greatcoat for my brother, who is living in the hills in Scotland. He's usually a large, but reviews suggested ordering a size bigger. It arrived at his friends address promptly and was a pleasant surprise for him. He is over the moon with it!
It's heavy, stays warm in bad weather, and with the ability to change the length of the sleeves he can keep his hands from freezing. The length is great as he can wrap the lower part around his legs when sitting by the fire.
In fact it's so warm, he can sleep in his hammock with the coat open and his dog snuggled next to him.
He was so impressed, nay delighted, with the quality that this little sister decided to order a RN Greatcoat for herself.
The service and the quality of products available here are second to none and at prices that nobody else comes close to. Quality kit at a great price. Highly recommend.
Coat is in like new condition. Fit is perfect. Shipped quickly. Excellent service
Seems to suit a taller, slimmer physique. Not a fashion item (unless you are a student), but I have not seen a better quality large woolen coat for less on the retail market. Basic but seems as new. Fast delivery, thank you.
Bought to use as a general, warm work coat, with Winter and general colder weather on the way, to save my more expensive coats, it hasn't disappointed, very well made & tough as old boots, had to order two, the first one was a little tight in chest & shoulders. I'm 43 chest, but with broad shoulders, so the Large was just too tight, extra large fitted fine. Just had to adjust the sleeve length (wife is a tailor & so easy job for her to sort), now it's spot on, as another reviewer has said, opt for one size up from your standard size to play safe. But at this price, they are a steal & will last you years, very pleased with my purchase and the Large size tighter one, my son is currently using, fits him like a glove, so two superb purchases.
I bought two greatcoats (Romanian and Bulgarian) with the intention to see which fits best and which I prefer more. As soon as I put them on, there is no way I can return either. Condition is remarkable, I am truly shocked. Length is fantastic (I am 6'2 and they come down to my calves), bit baggy around the arms but they are designed to go on top of clothing so this is to be expected. Order placed on Thursday afternoon, recieved on Monday morning. Literally could not be happier, grab one before they are gone!! Also these should be double the price in my opinion, way too cheap..
Amazing coat for the price. Sleeves are a bit narrow, but it's not a problem if you're 90% bone. A great greatcoat I'd recommend to anyone that is worried about Russia taking over the world and wants to blend in with our new Russian overlords. (Vodka and novichok not included)
Great coats, great service and at a great price!
Excellent! Great price and service and the coat is everything l hoped it would be
Item was just as described and very quickly sent
Coat is as described and shipped quickly. The arms of the coat are surprisingly narrow and the shoulders are a little tight too. So I suggest you go a size larger than listed if you want to have more layers of clothes on under the coat.
The greatcoat I ordered arrived in exelent condition, hardly used. However, requires some airing before use, due to being stored in naphtaline or whatever. Not bad for a coat made in 1961!
I assumed I would need an XL as I'm a big guy.. but found both the xl and the large were still too big lol eventually got a medium which fits nicely, I can say the delivery is prompt and refunds/exchanges easily achieved without a faff on. Will be buying from this store again soon
Very prompt delivery, just what my son wanted. Needed a bit of airing due to being stored with mothballs or camphor
Fast shipping and the product is described properly,after a visit to the cleaning shop i got an almost new jacket with a really good price.
Shipping it for me coast as much as the coat did, which I'm not super happy about. But that is a minor problem.
Other then that, the adjustable cuffs were sewn on to the coats arms but I removed the stitches and it seems fine without them, the stitches that is. The buttons and buttonholes where a bit wonky, One button fell of and one more is comming off any day now.
So the coat will take a little bit of maintenence before its perfect. A trip to the dry cleaner and a tailor to fix the minor stuff thats wrong whit it, i.e the buttons (I cant fix them myself due to a minor defect on my left hand) and you have the best damned coat I ever worn. Its warm, the material i strong but wont stay as harsh as it first was out of the bag.
Whit ware it becomes really comfterble. Not bad at all for a coat over 37 years old. Im just over half that age and I might fall apart any day now.
Used greatcoat ? It looks brand new ! Just aired it a few days for the smell. This heavy and warm greatcoat fits me perfectly. Thanks !
This coat is really well cut and the fabric is tough as nails. Would give 5 stars but the coat smelt so badly of mothballs the post office had to double bag it.
A very good coat, with a good weight to it. Have worn it in the recent -5° weather and it kept me very warm.
A great purchase. Arrived quickly and in good condition.
Brought this coat for a trip to Latvia in january, great at keeping the wind and cold out, minor smell of mothballs but that was in the description, all in all a fantastic warm peice of kit, certainly a must buy and a bargain for the price!
Simply could not ask for more. Great jacket, great service and great price
Quick delivery, looks like it's never been used. Smelly as advertised but a good airing has sorted it. Bought for my son whom loves it. Cheers
Well pleased with this purchase, heavy duty coat, not as smelly as other surplus gear disappears quickly with a good airing, toasty warm too.
Still waiting for my coat..long time shipping... unfortunately didn't got a track number only the email that says that is been shipped... but I'm positive, hopefully it will arrive soon.
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Bought this for my son who wanted an 'alternative' coat and high street prices were crazy. Did smell a bit of chemicals as expected but nothing a dry cleaning didn't fix! Spot on fit. had to see the buttons on a little tighter but no big deal. Very happy indeed at the service, quality and price. Will defo shop here again!
Spot on bit of kit for the price. I'm 5'6" with a 42" chest and got a large. No problems with the fit as supplied in either arm or body length. Very happy with my purchase.
Poor quality, unlinned,not hemmed and smelt strongly of moth balls. Will cost 20 quid to dry clean not sure it's worth that! Return postage would be costly due to weight.
Arrived very quickly and in good order. For the money its a great deal, the buttons are a little tight and it will need to aired before use, apart from that a great winter coat to wear which keeps you warm and cozy.
Arrived 3 days after I ordered it which is great. The button holes are a bit tight for the buttons and the hooks are slightly out of place but these can be fixed easily. It's heavy, it's warm and it protects you from the wind. (Tested it in a Scottish winter) For £30 I would say that it is well worth it.
Goede jas en is zoals omschreven. Rook wel naar petroleum maar twee keer koud wassen waren de kreukels weg en ook de geur.
Great authentic great coat, really heavy and warm, but, itl need dry cleaning and the cuffs are a tacked on addition which will need some work. The littl hook and eyes that pin the lapels back are slightly out of place which makes them less than perfect.
Like I say if you want a ' out the box perfect' great coat, be prepared to pay a lot more for it. But at this price its a lot of coat!
Decent coat. Very warm even in freezing temperatures, however a little big and the second from top button pinged off into oblivion on mine whilst on a walk, still, for the price it's a pretty decent jacket.
As I expected, this product is very heavy and built to last. I had to take it straight to the dry cleaners to get rid of the strong smell of mothballs. The main problem is that the Large size is too small for my 44" chest (which is how it was advertised) and the next size up is out of stock.
Bought this coat for my son who had been looking for an affordable version. The coat arrived promptly. It did smell of moth balls but cleared with a good airing outside. Unfortunately on closer inspection most of the button holes were sewn up too much so you couldn't actually push a button through them. I emailed the company who replied quickly and offered a replacement and refund of postage. In the end my son decided it wasn't quite what he wanted so we sent it back and obtained a swift refund. Very good service.
found it a little tight around the chest so gave it to my son who loves it and wears it daily , tried to order extra large but it is out of stock , indeed ALL great coats in extra large are out of stock so I will have to keep looking
Brilliant coat. Its thick, warm and it looks great too. Looking forward for the smell to wear off so I can start to wear it.
Did not come with badges as in pictures and product description otherwise would have been 5 star
Yes it did smell of mothballs, the girls at reception where it was delivered were not too happy, but a trip to the Dry-cleaners for a 'once over' and iron out the creases...it looks brilliant !! Will definitely be looking here for a 'Russian Greatcoat'.
Very little for me to complain or take issue with except for the mothball smell however this was expected before hand and steadily recedes after a period of airing for me a couple of days was more than sufficient.
In all honestly I would suggest this on the basis of a good appearance, great quality and a great price and I for one know I will be purchasing an additional one in the future to have a reliable back up coat.
I'm a 46 inch chest and the X-Large is way too big. I have had it dry-cleaned and pressed and it looks good and the mothball smell went away but sadly I won't get to wear it as it's easily a 50 inch chest.
Great quality, perfect fit and brilliant value for money.
Really nice coats and delivery very quickly too. I would recommend both coat and company.
Does smell of moths balls but soon goes after an airing.
Exactly as described. As stated the moth ball smell goes away after a while. Heavy and very warm.
Yeah so the mothballs are wearing off slowly and I need to hem it. I don't care, its a great coat for the price and really really warm.
Very well used coat!. Needs rehemming and missing fixings on front flap. Some interesting remains of stuff in one of the pockets!
This was bought as a conversion project to a Napoleonic Era greatcoat, as it's the nearest modern equivalent. It's a very basic garment, which is exactly why it fits the bill, but it's very warm to wear (once the smell of mothballs wears off!). All in all, very happy with this purchase.
If you are looking for a long warm winter coat you wouid be crazy to buy it any where else!
Arrived very quickly with no problems. Fits hubby just fine. Yes it has an 'aroma' about it but no problem, just hang it out for a few days. Great quality and very warm. He couldn't be more pleased with it. Great value too.
Very nice fit which for some-one of my slim stature is something I don't find very often, as stated in practically every other review here and in the product description does have a strong anti-moth smell to it.
Length wise it could probably do with trimming down a bit but its crudely hemmed at the bottom so shouldn't be to noticeable if one were to do so.
Even though they have been issued they look practically unused, if it weren't for collar insignia and yellow bands on the epaulets I'd honestly think it had never been out of the QM's as it still had all the cutters papers fitted in and the item label looks like it was only fitted and stamped yesterday not 1989 like mine says.
If I ever wear this one out or suddenly expand in width I'll definitely look to get another one.
Purchased for 16 year old grandson took a while to find one. It arrived very quickly, fits well with room for him to expand although his mum is not so impressed he loves it. I note other people have mentioned the smell of moth balls, to me it smells of some kind of machine oil. After hanging it outside every day for a week and using a bottle of Fabreze it is losing the smell. I had it hemmed and it should hopefully last as long as the one his grandad owned many years ago. Which actually ended up covering the the hot water tank. Think he is also thinking of doing the same as his grandad (when stood at the bus stop in cold weather enfolding his girlfriend who happened to be me only my feet could be seen)
The Bulgarian greatcoat arrived quickly and was as expected good length overall very pleased. I orderd the large size but it was a wee bit snug aroung my expanding waistline, I guess thos Bulgarian lads were on short rations ...
Anyway the guys at Forces Uniforms were very easy to deal with and I am awaiting my XL replacement to arrive
I ordered the large Bulgarian greatcoat for a birthday present. It came really quickly & found it to be fantastic quality pure wool. I'm sure my nephew will be really warm this winter. Great buy.
Purchased for my brother after he looked everywhere for one in our area. He loves it. Left it to hand in the conservatory to air it out but it's a great heavy thick coat ideal for cold weather!
I would describe this coat as being ideal. It looks amazing, it basically isolates you from the weather outside and you won't see many people wearing something similar. The company seems very serious and the shipment was unexpectedly fast to Romania. The coat itself required a professional laundry (no big deal) and some airing for the heavy mothball smell. Thank you for this and the quality of the services is irreproachable!
Very good quality at a reasonable price, I dig the style and the practicality of the coat and appreciate its simple yet impressive aesthetics. The coat is used, but in excellent condition, there was one loose thread in the left side front pocket, but it was quickly resolved by cutting and a prompt stitch job.
All in all an excellent purchase for those that like great coats of high quality and utility, at reasonable prices, its solid and heavy wool construction and thick stitching with metal buttons makes for good looks and likely a long life of use.
5 stars, would definitely buy again, and the shipping was quite prompt and affordable too!
It was easy to order and the package arrived a couple days later. Only tip would be to try giving clothes a quick one over with steam to take out creases however, such good value I don't mind getting it dry cleaned. Very good and will buy more. Thanks Ben
Arrived on time as predicted.
It certainly stunk of mothball solution but wore off after a good airing. Hemmed it & pressed it & now I believe its quite stylish. an odd sort way
Couldn't have had better service I bought a coat which was way too large and they found me one that was the perfect size and delivered to me very speedily. Coat itself was great just as described. Would definitely buy again from you. thanks
The coat arrived promptly and is in "as new" condition . As advertised it smelled of mothballs due to decades of storage. We've aired it thoroughly and is now a wonderful addition to my sons wardrobe
This coat is exceptionally good value, the hem needs stitching as its designed to be taken up to fit the wearer and you will probably need to get it dry cleaned unless you like smelling like a walking mothball...overall however this coat is fantastic value for money.
I received a good quality wool coat for a very good price and was pleasantly supprised a very new looking garment ,not to overpowering with moth balls I think it will were off soon after a few days out and about. We like your site and are happy with all our purchase quality to date Thanks again. We will be back.
the coat is of a thick wool (greatcoat so is expected) quality is very very good.it does however smell a bit (but it is from a surplus shop so again it is expected) but overall it is amazing and fairly quick delivery
Delivery was really fast.
And the coat came as expected needs airing/Ironing.
I previously bought this coat about 2 years ago but unfortunatly after over a year of constant wear the coat fell apart I recently purchased a new one to replace it. But the coat I ordered was unfortunatly the wrong size as now the smallest size they do is a 36 which completerly swamps me.
If you are a size 36+ it's a very good coat and I used to get allot of compliments wearing it.
The coat looks great but weighs a lot. Wearing it feels like being wrapped up in a woolen blanket. The lining on the inside is cotton. I'm having it replaced with proper lining. But for the price you pay, and the overall look. Its well worth it.
I have been after a great coat for a very long time now and it was all around a few hundred pounds, but this bargain was the best present that my uncle has ever bought me! Very prompt delivery and since I live in the highlands of Scotland it was put to use immediately, admittedly needed a quick iron but was perfect after that!