Original 1940s Theatre Made British Bush Jacket
An original British Military Khaki Drill Bush Jacket dating from the 1940s and in good condition.
This jacket is typical of those worn by men serving with the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force in the 1940s and 1950s. It is devoid of any labels or markings which would suggest that this is a private purchase example, as is very common to find. Many officers bought their own uniform and equipment with Khaki Drill uniforms being no exception. This example appears to have been made in theatre based on the stitching and button holes.
The jacket is made from a very lightweight, soft cotton and features long sleeves, an open collar and patch pockets to the chest. Bellows pockets can be found to the rear portion of the jacket and eppaultes are fitted to each shoulder. The jacket is fitted with revolving shank buttons which are removable for laundering purposes.
The jacket is a small size which will suit around a 36" chest. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 20"
Inside arm - 18 1/2"
Outside arm - 24 1/2"
Length - 31"
Shoulders - 16 3/4"
The jacket is in good wearable condition and displays well. There are some limited signs from age and use but overall it looks to be very wearable. Please study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn vintage item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A nice original period KD bush jacket which would suit a re-enactor or collector well.
Mid 20th Century, WW2