Original 1958 Dated RAF Sealed Pattern Henlow Cadets Sports Shirt
A stunning original 1958 dated Royal Air Force sealed pattern sports shirts in the colours of the Henlow Cadets.
This striking original shirt is typical of shirts used for rugby and football in the mid-Century period. It is made from a machine knitted wool cotton mix in sky blue, grey and red stripes and features white coloured wool cuffs and a white cotton collar. The front of the shirt fastens with buttons and features a fly front and the collar is a typical 1950s cut-away shape.
Inside the shirt the original label is still present and bears the makers initials of 'H. & S. Ltd along with the War Department broad arrow marking and the size of 38". The date of July 1958 is also present.
The original working pattern tags are still fitted to the front making this a true collectors item. Various details are present to the tags including the vocabulary reference of 22G/11768-71.
The shirt is designed to fit a 38" chest and when laid flat it measures -
Chest - 19 3/4"
Inside arm - 23"
Outside arm - 22"
Shoulders - 18 1/2"
Length - 32"
The shirt is in excellent, unworn condition and displays very well. It is still very wearable but is of course a vintage item so please take time to study the pictures before purchasing.
A fantastic piece of vintage military clothing in a very striking colourway!
Mid 20th Century
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