An original pair of 1950 pattern Drill Green trousers in well worn condition.
This pattern of trousers with the cross belt waist came into issue with British forces in 1944. It stayed in use well into the 1970s under different designations including '1950 pattern'. The waist belt was designed to be adjustable to account for the wearer losing weight in hot climates. This style is now often referred to as 'Gurkha pants'.
The trousers are made from a green coloured cotton drill material and feature a twin pleated front, slash pockets to the hips, twin rear pockets and a map pocket to the left leg. The fly fastens with green plastic buttons as do the pockets and the waist belts fasten with chrome plated grip buckles.
Inside the trousers the original label is still present although they are not legible. The will suit around a 28" waist and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 14 1/4"
Rise - 14 1/2"
Rear rise - 16 1/2"
Inside leg - 27"
Outside leg - 39 1/2"
Cuff - 8 1/2"
The trousers are in well worn condition with various flaws. The waist belts are heavily worn but still function requiring care when fastening. There is a hole to the seat illustrated in picture 10. Please take time to study the pictures and remember that these are a pre-owned, vintage pair of trousers which may have small issues commensurate with age.
Whilst in well worn condition, this has been reflected in the price of these trousers which are getting harder to find.
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