An original 1965 dated 1960 pattern combat smock in a size Regular Medium and in good condition.
This pattern of smock was introduced in the early 1960s and replaced the early Sateen combat smock. It is the for-runner to the famous 1968 pattern combat smock issued throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The notable features of this earlier smock is the flat green colour and the stitched collar.
The smock is made from a dark olive green coloured cotton and features patch pockets to the chest and lower patch pockets which feature 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 front of the jacket fastens with a heavy duty brass zipper which is maker marked 'AZF' and functions well. There is a fly which buttons across the zip. The left breast pocket features a stitched section to allow a pen to be held.
Inside the jacket is a large poachers style pocket to the bottom which fastens with a single button (which has been removed). A drawstring is fitted to the waist and the original labels are also present to the interior. The label bears the title 'Smock, Combat 1960 Pattern' and the makers name of 'J. Mandelberg & Co'. The 1965 date is present as is the War Department broad arrow marking. The size is stated as Regular Medium which is designed to fit someone between the height of 5' 7" and 5' 10" with a chest size between 372 and 39".
When laid flat the jacket measures -
CHest - 23 1/2"
Inside arm - 19 1/2"
Outside arm - 25
Shoulders - 19 1/2"
Length - 30 1/2"
The smock is in good wearable condition and presents well. It has signs of wear and use and some staining which is to be expected of a vintage combat smock. Please study the pictures before purchasing.
All together this is a great example of this pattern of smock which is becoming more and more sought after. This would make a great addition to any collection or wardrobe!
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