Original 1950 Pattern Khaki Drill Trousers
An original pair of 1950 Pattern British Khaki Drill Trousers in good condition, dating from the 1960s.
This pattern of trousers with the cross belt waist came into issue with British forces in 1944. It stayed in use well into the 1960s under different designations including '1950 pattern'. The waist belt was designed to be adjustable to account for the wear losing weight in hot climates. This style is now often referred to as 'Gurkha pants'.
The trousers are made from the standard khaki coloured cotton drill used for British KD items during the Second World War as well as in the following two decades. They are cut with a high rise waist and the fly fastens with green plastic buttons whilst the waist fastens with single prong buckles. The front of the trousers features twin pleats and angled pockets and there are no rear pockets.
Inside the trousers the original label is still present and is washed out leaving only some of the details legible. The size of 14 can just be seen which is designed to fit a 43-36" waist. The War Department broad arrow marking is also present.
The trousers will suit around a 32" - 34" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat measure -
Waist - 16 3/4"
Rise - 13 1/2"
Inside leg - 32"
Outside leg - 44"
The trousers are in good condition with some signs of wear and use. They are in very clean condition overall but show signs of being washed and iron. Please study pictures and remember that these are a vintage, pre worn pair of trousers which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A nice original pair of trousers in a good size!
Mid 20th Century