Original 1949 Dated British Denim Battledress Trousers - Size 8

Original 1949 Dated British Denim Battledress Trousers - Size 8

Code: 55868

£185.00 Approx $230.39, €215.37

An original pair of 1949 dated British Denim Battledress Trousers which are in very good condition.

This pattern of trousers came into issue with the British Army during the Second World War and remained standard issue well into the 1950s. These trousers were used for fatigues and are made from a green denim sanforized cotton, typical of that used for workwear in the mid century period. Based on the serge battledress design, these trousers feature a map pocket to the left leg, a first field dressing pocket to the right hip and slash pockets in the usual place in each side seam. They are cut with a high rise and wide leg as were all men's clothes during this period.

Inside the trousers the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It bears the title 'Overalls Denim Trousers' below which is the size of 8 and details pertaining to size. The manufacturer's name of 'CWS Ltd' is also present which denotes the Cooperative Wholesale Society as the maker which is better known today as Co-op. Below this is the 1949 date and the War Department broad arrow. When laid flat they measure -

Waist - 19"
Rise - 17 1/2"
Rear rise - 20"
Inside leg - 32"
Outside leg - 45 1/2"   
Cuff - 91/2"

It is important to remember that these trousers were designed to be worn over the standard wool battledress uniform and therefore should be worn oversize for an authentic fit.

The trousers are in very good condition with only limited signs of wear and use. Overall they display very well with no serious flaws or damage. Please study the pictures and bear in mind that they are a vintage item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.

A very nice original pair of 1950s work trousers in good condition and with a nice clear 1940s date.