1An original pair of British Army 1960 Pattern Combat Trousers in excellent condition and in a size 5.
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 satten 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 Clix' to the front.
Inside the trousers both original labels are still present and are bright and legible. One label is an instruction label whilst the other is the issue label. The manufacturer's label bears the title 'Combat Trousers 1960 Pattern' along with the size of 5 and the maker's name of 'James Smith & Co (Derby) Ltd'. The A78 contract number is also present and denotes that these trousers were made in the early mid 1970s.
The trousers will suit a 32" waist and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 16"
Rise - 15 1/2"
Rear rise - 19"
Inside leg - 32"
Outside leg - 45 1/2"
Cuff - 8 1/2"
The condition of the trousers is excellent with no signs of wear and use. They appear to be unissued and unworn and still have a lovely sheen to them as if they have just come out of the factory. They display very 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 very fine pair of combat trousers in a good size which would be hard to upgrade.
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