This is an ultra-high-quality dress tunic (“monkey jacket”) for an enlisted man who had duties in the Kaiserliche Marine’s shipyard division. A quick examination of the tunic reveals that it was privately-purchased by the sailor, NOT depot-issued. It is clearly prewar officers’ quality, although it sports NO tailor’s or manufacturer’s labels and does not indicate the sailor’s name. It is made from very high caliber dark-blue wool. The tunic boasts a double row of silver-toned buttons, nine per side (eighteen total). Since this tunic-style was never designed to be fully buttoned, a pair of buttons suspended from either end of a small extender chain actually held the tunic semi closed when worn. Six silver-toned buttons appear on each tunic cuff. The tunic’s interior sports an officers-style silk liner. This very elegant dress tunic is in marvelous condition and would display quite attractively.