Original 1967 Dated British 1950 Pattern Khaki Drill Shorts - Size 12

Original 1967 Dated British 1950 Pattern Khaki Drill Shorts - Size 12

Code: 55873


An original pair of British Military 1950 Pattern Khaki Drill shorts in good condition and dated 1967.

This pattern of shorts with the cross belt waist came into issue with British forces in 1944. It stayed in use well into the 1970s under different designations including '1950 pattern'. The waist belt was designed to be adjustable to account for the wearer losing weight in hot climates. This style is now often referred to as 'Gurkha pants'.

The shorts feature the cross belt closure which fasten with their original chrome plate buckles. These are removable for washing purposes and are often missing from shorts and trousers offered on the market today. The front of the shorts features twin pleats and slash pockets are located to each hip. Twin pockets are located to the rear.

Inside the shorts retain their original maker's label which is still bright and legible. It bears the title 'Shorts, Drill, Khaki, 1950 Pattern' below which is the size as 12. The maker's name of 'John Hammand & Co. Ltd' is also present as is the 1967 date and the War Department broad arrow marking. 

Due to the style of the waistband the shorts are slightly adjustable and will suit around a 36" waist. When fastened they measure -

Waist - 18"
Rise - 17"
Rear rise - 18"
Inside leg - 11"
Outside leg - 26"
Cuff - 13"

The shorts are in good condition as can be seen in the pictures. Overall the shorts are very clean and are totally wearable but please study the pictures and bear in mind that these are pre-owned, vintage shorts which may have small issues commensurate with age. One of the rear pocket buttons has been changed as can be seen in the pictures. 

All in all a nice pair of original 1950 pattern shorts which would make a great addition to any collection or summer wardrobe.