Versengtarn "Scorched" Field Shirt
Versengtarn "Scorched" Field Shirt
Versengtarn "Scorched" Field Shirt
Versengtarn "Scorched" Field Shirt
Versengtarn "Scorched" Field Shirt
Versengtarn "Scorched" Field Shirt
Versengtarn "Scorched" Field Shirt

Vers·eng·tarn from the German versengt “scorched” and tarnen “camouflage.”

Versengtarn is our tribute to the iconic German Flecktarn pattern. Built up over decades, Germany's Cold War surplus of Flecktarn clothing dominated the surplus market from the early 2000s until 2015/2016. 

Unfortunately, the politics of the Ukrainian Civil War has turned off the tap on this bottomless supply of high quality military surplus. With German uniforms making their way into the hands of Russian separatists, the Bundeswher has ceased all public auctions of Flecktarn uniforms — opting instead to burn their surplus.

Our process takes the iconic Flecktarn pattern and 'scorches' it with a reactive dye, darkening the print and giving each piece a unique appearance. Black, but not quite black — the color of the fabric shifts in the light.

After the dye bath, each field shirt is washed with a binding agent, removing any residual dye. The resulting Versengtarn fabric will not leech color or chemicals — it is clean enough to put in your mouth (if you're into that.)

Manufacturing & Lead Time Information

  • Each field shirt is professionally dyed in Minnesota
  • Our experienced dye house has handled all Versengtarn and Wellenbrecher items to date, with a high degree of consistency and professionalism
  • We expect all orders to ship immediately after dying and inspection, roughly 2-3 weeks after ordering.
Original Flecktarn Specs
  • Tough poly/cotton water-resistant fabric
  • High waist zipper closure with snap-secured storm flap enabling the wearer to bend and crouch without restriction
  • Two snap-secured front breast pockets
  • Velcro® wrist fasteners
  • Straps for shoulder marks, rank tabs, etc.
  • Ventilated armpits
  • Shoulder pocket on left arm

Normal Variation

  • Some field shirts include inside pocket
  • Some field shirts include a Velcro® fastener on the right arm
  • Some field shirts include a Velcro® fastener above the left front pocket for name tape
  • Some field shirts have had the German flags removed from the shoulders

Versengtarn Modifications

  • Reactive dye permanently darkens the Flecktarn pattern to charcoal black while retaining a faint trace of the original pattern
  • Each dyed field shirt is unique, with subtle differences in pattern, hue, and saturation
  • Dye treatment is permanent, non-toxic, and non-leaching
  • Field shirts arrive washed and ready to wear with no residual dye

      Versengtarn "Scorched" Field Shirt

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      Vers·eng·tarn from the German versengt “scorched” and tarnen “camouflage.”

      Versengtarn is our tribute to the iconic German Flecktarn pattern. Built up over decades, Germany's Cold War surplus of Flecktarn clothing dominated the surplus market from the early 2000s until 2015/2016. 

      Unfortunately, the politics of the Ukrainian Civil War has turned off the tap on this bottomless supply of high quality military surplus. With German uniforms making their way into the hands of Russian separatists, the Bundeswher has ceased all public auctions of Flecktarn uniforms — opting instead to burn their surplus.

      Our process takes the iconic Flecktarn pattern and 'scorches' it with a reactive dye, darkening the print and giving each piece a unique appearance. Black, but not quite black — the color of the fabric shifts in the light.

      After the dye bath, each field shirt is washed with a binding agent, removing any residual dye. The resulting Versengtarn fabric will not leech color or chemicals — it is clean enough to put in your mouth (if you're into that.)

      Manufacturing & Lead Time Information

      • Each field shirt is professionally dyed in Minnesota
      • Our experienced dye house has handled all Versengtarn and Wellenbrecher items to date, with a high degree of consistency and professionalism
      • We expect all orders to ship immediately after dying and inspection, roughly 2-3 weeks after ordering.
      Original Flecktarn Specs
      • Tough poly/cotton water-resistant fabric
      • High waist zipper closure with snap-secured storm flap enabling the wearer to bend and crouch without restriction
      • Two snap-secured front breast pockets
      • Velcro® wrist fasteners
      • Straps for shoulder marks, rank tabs, etc.
      • Ventilated armpits
      • Shoulder pocket on left arm

      Normal Variation

      • Some field shirts include inside pocket
      • Some field shirts include a Velcro® fastener on the right arm
      • Some field shirts include a Velcro® fastener above the left front pocket for name tape
      • Some field shirts have had the German flags removed from the shoulders

      Versengtarn Modifications

      • Reactive dye permanently darkens the Flecktarn pattern to charcoal black while retaining a faint trace of the original pattern
      • Each dyed field shirt is unique, with subtle differences in pattern, hue, and saturation
      • Dye treatment is permanent, non-toxic, and non-leaching
      • Field shirts arrive washed and ready to wear with no residual dye
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          Reviewed by Jeremy
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          Bangin

          Grade A quality and the darker and slightly toned down flecktarn looks great!

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          Fits, good quality

          Awesome customer service and fits great.

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          Reviewed by Christian M.
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          Good looking shirt

          Works very well with layers, a fashionable shirt.

          Not very warm don't be deceived by the looks of it, but still a very nice shirt.

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          Late but great

          It arrived so long after I ordered it that I had forgotten about it, and was surprised when I opened the door to find it on my porch.

          The product, however, is better than the issues with recieving it would suggest. Classic German BDU cut fits my frame very well, and makes it look like I actually have shoulders. The color is fantastic, with just a hint of camo showing through. I either have to be in direct sunlight or very close to the viewer for the pattern to be noticeable, and then the pattern looks like different shades of black as opposed to shades of green/brown/orange that have been died. The velcro and zipper did not hold the dye well, but in a way that I think compliments the look of the jacket. I washed it upon arrival and again a week later when I got it very dirty at work and the color does not seem to have faded at all (big brand detergent, no bleach, warm water). It's as durable as any flecktarn field shirt, and came in like-new condition. As a bonus, I put in a silly request on the order that Kommando Store followed through with. Thanks guys!

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          Reviewed by Annie P.
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          perfect mix of aesthetic and comfort

          I've been waiting for this shirt to be available again and I'm super glad that I jumped on board for this batch of dyes! the shirt fits perfectly and it's super comfortable! There was also a bonus gift card because the manufacturing process was cheaper than expected! Gives me good vibes that this store is transparent with their supply chain :D

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