An original pair of British military jungle green shorts dating from the 1950s and in good wearable condition.
These shorts are typical of those worn by mens serving in the British Army and RAF during the 1950s. They are clearly theatre made as is commonplace with tropical uniforms, most likely in India or the Far East. The lightweight cotton used for the pocket bags as well as the hand stitch buttonholes are typical of theatre made items such as this.
The shorts feature a button fly and belt loops. Slash pockets can be found in the side seam along with a single rear pocket which is missing its button.
The shorts will fit someone of around a 28" waist, depending on desired fit. When laid flat they measure -
Waist - 14"
Rise - 14 1/2"
Rear rise - 16 1/2 "
Inside leg - 8"
Outside leg - 20 1/2"
Cuff - 12"
The shorts are in good condition and whilst they have clearly been worn they have been well looked after. There are signs of laundering but no serious wear. They have been starched giving them a stiff, smart appearance.Please study the pictures and remember that they are a pre-worn pair of vintage shorts and may have small issues consummate with their age.
A nice pair of original 1950s Jungle Green shorts!