The Nazi "sleeve eagle", worn on both the German and Ekosian SS uniforms. Schutzstaffel (abbreviated SS) uniforms and insignia were used by the Nazi Schutzstaffel of Earth from the s to and the resurgence organization of the Ekosian SS three hundred and twenty years later. While different uniforms existed for the SS over time, the all black SS uniform is the most well known. The black-white-red colour scheme was characteristic of the German Empire, and was later adopted by the Nazi Party. The archetypal WW2 German officer uniform comes in several styles including the stark black uniforms worn by the officers of the Waffen SS.