Original 1944 Dated Women's Land Army 'Overalls, Coats, Drill'
An original 1944 Dated Women's Land Army 'Overalls, Coats, Drill' in good condition.
This pattern of overall coat was used throughout the Second World War by the WLA and is often referred to as the 'Milking coat'. Like a lot of workwear produced during this period, this coat is made from a tan coloured cotton drill and features removable revolving shank buttons. It is cut as a jacket which is intended to sit above the knee and features two front pockets and a waist belt which fastens with two green plastic buttons. The notched collar can be fastened across the wearer's neck with yet another green plastic button.
Inside the coat the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It bears the title 'Overalls, Coats, Drill, Women's Land Army' and has the size of medium which is designed to fit a 35" - 38" chest. The manufacturers name 'Workwear Ltd' is present as is the 1944 date and the War Department broad arrow marking.
When laid flat the coat measures -
Chest - 20"
Wasit - 16 3/4"
Inside arm - 17"
Outside arm - 22"
Shoulders - 16 1/4"
Length - 34 1/2"
The coat is in good condition as can be seen in the pictures. It has been worn but does not show signs of undue wear or any damage. Overall it displays very well indeed but please study the pictures before purchasing.
A nice original example with a good clear label and wartime date.