Original 1960s British Army 1960 Pattern Combat Trousers
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About this item
An original pair of 1960s British Army 1960 Pattern Combat Trousers in good condition and a size 9.
These trousers came into use with the British Army in the 1960s and were based on the 1952 Pattern uniform issued to British troops serving in Korea. These trousers would have been issued as part of a set which included a matching combat jacket.
The trousers are made from a plain olive green coloured cotton satten and feature a First Field Dressing pocket to the right hip and a map pocket to the left thigh. The trousers also have reinforced knees, slash pockets to the hips and belt loops. A double ended metal zipper closes the fly and is marked 'FLASH' to the front and 'Made in England' to the reverse.
Inside the trousers both original labels are still present. Sadly only the instruction label is still legible with the issue label being washed out. Based on the measurements however, they would have been labelled as a size 9.
When laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 19"
Rise - 16"
Rear rise - 20"
Inside leg - 33 1/2"
Outside leg - 47"
Cuff - 8 1/2"
The condition of the trousers is very good with some signs of wear and use. They display very well and are still very wearable but are of course a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small issues commensurate with age. There are a few marks as can be seen in the pictures and the buttons have been removed from the rear pocket and the map pocket as well as one of the belt loops, although this has been tack stitched to the trousers.
A good pair of original 1960s combat trousers in the largest size produced.