Original WW2 British Military Hospital Blues Four Button Jacket
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About this item
An original British military Hospital blues jacket in good condition which dates from the Second World War.
This pattern of jacket was introduced during the latter part of the Great War and was worn issued to men who were in hospital or convalescent homes throughout the following decades - inclduing during the Second World War. Based on the War Department acceptance stamp which does not feature a letter code to confrim the year, this most likely dates from the early war period. Acceptance stamps without a letter code are usually only encountered on early war items.
The jacket is made from a bright French blue coloured serge wool and is cut in an early style which would not have looked out of place during the Edwardian period or the 1920s. It was intended to be issued as part of a three piece suit which included a matching waistcoat and trousers. It features a four button front with high fastening, narrow shoulder displacement and a long skirt which are all typical early 20th Century features. As well as this there are patch pockets located to the skirt and a hanging loop at the neck. The jacket is a truly utilitarian design and does not feature a lining.
The jacket is a medium size which will suit around a 40" chest depending on desired fit. It is cut with long sleeves and a long body so will suit a taller frame. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 22 1/2"
Inside arm - 21 3/4"
Outside arm - 28"
Shoulders - 17 1/2"
Length - 32 1/2"
The jacket is in very good condition with no real signs of wear and use. It displays very well and is still very fresh being a strong bold colour with no signs of fading or washing-out of the blue coloured. There is a small hole to the center of the rear which is best illustrated in picture 6. It is a vintage pre-owned item so please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that it may have small flaws commensurate with age.
A very nice original example of this hard to find pattern of jacket.