An original 1960 pattern combat smock in used condition.
This pattern of smock was introduced in the early 1960s and replaced the earlier Sateen combat smock. It is the for-runner to the famous 1968 pattern combat smock issued throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Notable features of this earlier smock is the flat green colour and the stitched collar which has been covered with a piece of green cotton.
The smock is made from a dark olive green coloured cotton sateen and features patch pockets to the chest and lower patch pockets which have an invert pleat to allow them to expand. Long sleeves end in a buttoning barrel cuff whilst the elbow features a double layer reinforcement. The left breast pocket features a stitched section to allow a pen to be held. Both the central and the bottom drawstring is still present as is the original label.
Inside the jacket the original labels are still present. Whilst worn, a lot of the detail is still visible including the date which appears to be 1964. The size of 8 is also legible which is designed to fit between 5' 11" - 6' 2" and a 39" - 42" chest.
The smock is in worn condition with plenty of signs of wear and use. It is in wearable condition but has a number of flaws including some small tears and staining. The zip puller is missing meaning that it can only be fastened by using the buttons. These issues have been reflected in the price but please study the pictures before purchasing as this is a vintage item.
A well worn original example with some real character!
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