i am canvassing interest to present to a potential manufacturer to see that this is viable. RAF reenacting is big and yet shirts are not to be had. you can get any type of german shirt and loads of german militaria that didnt even exist..
a basic pullover collarless design in a blue grey fil a fil fabric, which is easily available, has to be achievable. problem is I think we would need to talk in the hundreds to make it worthwhile for someone. I am sure a chinese or other far east manufacturer could do this however.
Factors that need to be considered:
- size distribution of the production run (how many of each size; how many sizes)
- parallel runs of OR and Officer shirts (vendors will a specify minimum run of each)
- distribution of collar sizes (how many sizes and how many of each)
- parallel runs of OR and Officer collars (minimum runs)
on the market end:
The RAF reenactor market is actually pretty small. Total reenactors likely number fewer than 150. Only a small percentage of those would be willing to commit to a shirt, especially as cost increases.
A custom Hong Kong tailor can deliver a made-to-measure shirt to your door for about US80-100.