An original British Khaki Drill Shirt as worn by the British Army and RAF and dated 1964.
This shirt is made from cellular cotton which is often referred to as 'Aertex'. It is a lightweight, breathable fabric which was popular during the Second World War and in the subsequent post-war years for tropical clothing.
The shirt features a full button front and long sleeves with all the original buttons still being intact. Two pleated chest pockets are also in evidence and feature scalloped pocket flaps. The epaulettes are still present to the shoulders.
Inside the shirt the original label is still present and states the manufacturer as 'N.C.S.Co.Ltd' of Belfast who are a less common maker. The size is stated as 15 which refers to the collar and the 1964 date is visible.
When laid flat the shirt measures -
Chest - 21"
Inside arm - 20"
Outside arm - 23"
Shoulders - 17 1/2"
The shirt is in good condition with some signs of wear and use in keeping with its age. There are some marks to the front and one of the cuff buttons has cracked although it is currently still functioning. It is still a sound, wearable item but does have small issues consummate with its vintage. Please study the pictures for a better idea of condition.
A nice original post-war shirt with some good original features and a nice label.