An original 'Jackets Bush Khaki, 1950 Pattern' dating from the late 1960s and in excellent, new old stock unworn condition.
Often referred to as the 'Khaki Drill Bush Jacket' this pattern of jacket has to be one of the most classic military jackets of the 20th Century. Cut in a typical 'Safari' style, the jacket features two buttoning chest pockets with scalloped flaps, two lower flapped pockets, long sleeves and an integral waist belt with brass buckle which is removable. The jacket is made from cellular cotton which is often referred to as 'Aertex' which was a popular choice during this period due to its lightweight, breathable nature.
Inside the tunic the original label is still present and is as bright as the day the tunic was made. It states the size as No. 3 and bears the manufacturer's name of 'J. Compton Sons & Webb Ltd'. The A78 contract number is also present which dates the jacket to the late 1960s or very early 1970s.
The jacket will suit around a 36" - 37" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat the jacket measures -
Chest - 20"
Waist - 16 1/2"
Inside arm - 16 1/2"
Outside arm - 23"
Shoulders - 17"
Length - 28 1/2"
The condition of the jacket is superb. It appears to be a deadstock, unissued example and still has a sheen to it. It is in very good condition and displays well but please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
Overall this is a great example which would be hard to better. A must have for the serious collector!
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