An original pair of British Army 1960 Pattern Combat Trousers in good condition and in a size No. 4.
These trousers came into use with the British Army in the 1960s and were based on the 1952 Pattern uniform issued to British troops serving in Korea. These trousers would have been issued as part of a set which included a matching combat jacket.
The trousers are made from a plain olive green coloured cotton sateen and feature a First Field Dressing pocket to the right hip and a map pocket to the left thigh. The trousers also have reinforced knees, slash pockets to the hips and belt loops. A metal zipper closes the fly and is marked 'NZ' to the front.
Inside the trousers both original labels are still present. One label is an instruction label whilst the other is the issue label. The label states the size as No. 4 and the manufacturer as 'Cookson & Clegg Ltd'. Below this is the A/78 contract number which denotes the manufacture date to the early 1970s.
When laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 16"
Rise - 15"
Rear rise - 18"
Inside leg - 31 1/2"
Outside leg - 45"
Cuff - 9"
The condition of the trousers is very good with only limited signs of wear and use. They are still a nice deep colour and not washed or faded out, as they often are. There are a couple of period repairs as detailed in the pictures and some white marks to the left leg which may be paint. They display well and are still very wearable but are of course a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
All in all a good pair of 1960 Pattern Combat Trousers in a good size and with a nice clear label.
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