An original pair of 1950 Pattern British Khaki Drill Trousers in good condition, dating from the 1950s.
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 wear losing weight in hot climates. This style is now often referred to as 'Gurkha pants'.
The trousers are made from the standard khaki coloured cotton drill used for British KD items during the Second World War as well as in the following two decades. They are cut with a high rise waist and the fly fastens with green plastic buttons whilst the waist fastens with chromium plated single prong metal buckles which are held onto the trousers with plastic buttons. The front of the trousers features twin pleats and a large map pocket is located to the left leg. The trousers have been starched giving them a stiff, smart appearance although this can be washed out.
Inside the trousers there is no label although they are clearly British made. The size stamp is still present however and reads '12'. The trousers will suit around a 32" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat measure -
Waist - 16 1/4"
Rise - 16 1/2"
Rear rise - 18 1/2"
Inside leg - 28 1/2"
Outside leg - 43"
Cuff 9 3/4"
The trousers are in good condition with some signs of wear and use. There is some staining etc but they are still very wearable. Please study the pictures and remember that these are a vintage, pre worn pair of trousers, which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A nice original pair of trousers in a highly sought-after style.
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