Original 1942 Dated ATS Slacks - Large Size
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About this item
An original pair of 1942 dated Auxiliary Territorial Service slacks in a large size.
This pattern of trousers was introduced alongside the matching battledress jacket at the beginning of the Second World War. They are made from the finer, lighter weight saxony serge used for women's uniforms during WW2 and feature a four button closure to the left hip - The later pattern only featured three. The opening fastens with butterscotch coloured plastic buttons and a slash pocket is located to the other hip. The rear of the waist is elasticated
Inside the trousers the waistband is lined with a khaki coloured cotton drill. The War Department acceptance stamp has been added to this and is surmounted by the letter '0', denoting 1942 as the year of issue.
The original label is no longer present although there is clear evidence of where it was originally affixed. There is another paper label to the interior which is a manufacturer's finishing label.
The trousers are a larger size and when laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 16 1/2" (elasticated so pull out to 18")
Hips - 25 1/2"
Rise - 15 1/4"
Rear rise - 19"
Inside leg - 28" (1 1/2" to let down)
Outside leg - 42"
Cuff - 12 1/2"
The trousers are in good condition and don't appear to have seen much, if any, wear. There are however some holes which are also illustrated in the pictures. Overall they display very well and are very fresh examples. It may be possible to rectify the flaws with the right skills and they have been reflected in the price.
Whilst not in perfect condition, the overall condition of the trousers is very clean. They are clearly war dated and very hard to find in this size today!