Original 1943 Dated British Army Camouflage Windproof Trousers Size 7
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About this item
An original pair of British Army camouflage windproof trousers which were made in 1943.
This pattern of trousers was introduced in 1943 and was based on the earlier drab and snow windproof trousers. These examples are made from the lightweight gabardine fabric and are cut in the same style as the earlier windproofs with a wide leg, drawstring waist and map pocket to the left leg. The seat features a reinforced section and ankle tabs are located to the cuff which fasten with green coloured vegetable ivory (plastic) buttons.
To the rear of the trousers the original label is still present and most of the details are still legible. It bears the title of 'Trousers, Windproof Camouflaged' below which is the size of 7. The maker's name of 'A. Raven & Co Ltd' is also present as is the War Department broad arrow marking and the 1943 date. Inside the trousers there is a War Department acceptance stamp.
The trousers are designed to be worn over the battledress uniform and are therefore cut in a wide manner. The drawstring waist allows them to be pulled in a lot but when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 22 1/2"
Rise - 17 1/2"
Rear rise - 20 1/2"
Inside leg - 32 1/2"
Outside leg - 47"
Cuff - 11 1/2"
The trousers are in excellent condition overall with no real signs of wear and use. They are extremely fresh and virtually new old stock with bright, bold colours and no signs of washing or fading. There is a section of stitched repair along the waistband which is very neatly done and is only noticeable under close scrutiny. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-worn item.
A nice original pair of wartime dated windproof trousers!