Looking at Oswald Mosley's fascists "blackshirts", it struck me that the tailoring on their costumes was quite bad compared to their German counterparts.
Photos I've seen look like black boiler suits with a gold belt.
Now I know German engineering was supposed to be superior at that time. But was this also true for tailoring?
The Italians are known for good tailoring, so did the Nazis get their uniforms tailored by the Italian tailors who were governed by Mussolini at the time?
Was this simply a lack of funds on the part of the BUF? And if Oswald Mosely was friends with Hitler, why did the Nazis not help in providing better uniforms?
Or was there some other reason, for example trying to not look too ostentatious.
Was this a reason that the blackshirts were not taken very seriously because their uniforms looked so bad?