Original 1942 Dated British Army Dispatch Riders Breechers
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An original pair of 'S.D. Pantaloons, Motor Cyclists' Clearly dated 1942 and in good condition.
These breeches are the early pattern made from a fine lightweight whipcord which are much different to the later issue examples which were made from serge or a heavy corduroy. The feature brass buttons, typical of early items and a first field dressing pocket to the front.
The interior of the breeches features the War Department acceptance stamp which is surmounted by the letter 'O' which denotes 1942 as the year of issue.
The original size label is no longer present but the breeches will fit around a 30" waist well and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 15 1/2"
Rise - 14 3/4"
Rear rise -
Inside leg - 23"
Cuff - 5"
Calf - 6"
The breeches are in good condition overall and they display reasonably well with no serious damage. There is some fading which is evident in the pictures as well as a slight loss of stitching along the outside of the left leg although the second line of stitching is still intact. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that these are a vintage, pre-worn item which have small issues commensurate with age.
Altogether a fairly good pair of breeches dating from the first half of the Second World War.