Original 1953 Dated British 1950 Pattern Bush Jacket - Size 5
An original 'Jackets Bush Khaki, 1950 Pattern' dated 1953 and in used condition.
Often referred to as the 'Khaki Drill Bush Jacket' this pattern of jacket has to be one of the most classic military jackets of the 20th Century. Cut in a typical 'Safari' style, the jacket features two buttoning chest pockets with scalloped flaps, two lower flapped pockets and long sleeves.
Inside the tunic the original label is still present and states the size as No. 5 which fits up to 5'8", a 35"-37" chest and a 30-32" waist. It also bares the manufactures name, 'S. Travers Ltd', the 1953 date and the War Department broad arrow marking. The War Department broad arrow marking is also present and is surmounted by the letter 'M'.
When laid flat the jacket measures -
Chest - 21 1/2"
Inside arm - 17"
Outside arm - 23 1/4"
Shoulders - 18"
Length - 28 1/2"
The condition of the jacket is reasonable for its age and it displays reasonably well. It does have signs of wear and use which can be seen in the pictures along with the other odd mark here and there. The waist belt has been removed as is often the case. Please study the pictures carefully as they form part of the description and remember that this is a pre-worn vintage item.
All in all a good example of this pattern of bush jacket with a nice clear date.
Mid 20th Century