Original 1956 Dated Belgian Army Brushstroke Camouflage Trousers
An original pair of 1956 dated Belgian Army brushstroke camouflage trousers in worn but good condition.
Following the Second World War the Belgian Army began designing and making its own uniforms again. The popularity of the Denison smock, and the British windproof uniform (which these trousers so clearly take their influence from) was such that many countries decided to design their own versions.
The trousers feature a printed camouflage pattern, usually referred to as 'Brush Stroke'. The colours and pattern are not too dissimilar to the British denison smock of the Second World War but are distinctly Belgian. The general cut and design also follows the Design of the British windproof trousers quite closely. They are cut with a wide leg and feature a drawstring to the waist which mirrors the British design. They differ in having a short, buttoning fly and feature slash pockets to the hips. The material is also much heavier and harder wearing.
Inside the trousers the original label is present and bears the markings 'ABL', 'RAKA', the size of 7 and the 1956 date.
It is important to remember that these trousers are cut in a wide, loose fashion as they are designed to be worn as an overtrouser. When laid flat they measure -
Waist - 20 1/2"
Rise - 15"
Rear rise - 21"
Inside leg - 30 1/2"
Outside leg - 45"
Cuff - 10 3/4"
The trousers are in good wearable condition with plenty of signs of previous wear and use. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn piece of combat clothing which has signs of wear and use commensurate with age.
A nice example of this pattern of trousers in good, wearable condition!
Mid 20th Century