An original pair of 1952 dated British Denim Battledress Trousers in good condition and in a size No. 9.
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.
The original manufacturer's label is still present to the interior and states the size as 9. The 1952 date is also just legible as is the War Department broad arrow marking.
The trousers are designed to be worn over another pair of trousers so should be worn oversize for an authentic fit. When laid flat they measure -
Waist - 18 1/2"
Rise - 17 1/2"
Rear rise - 20"
Inside leg - 32 1/2"
Outside leg - 45 1/2"
Cuff - 10 1/4"
The trousers are in good condition for their age and appear to have seen very little use or wear. Overall, the trousers are in good condition although they are not perfect new old stock examples. They are very fresh but do have some light marks and stains which are illustrated in the pictures. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that they are a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
A good original pair of denim trousers in very wearable condition.
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