An original pair of original 1950 pattern 1950 pattern jungle green trousers in used condition which date from the 1970s.
This pattern of trousers 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 trousers are made from a green coloured cotton drill material and feature a twin pleated front, slash pockets to the hips, twin rear pockets and a map pocket to the left leg. The fly fastens with green plastic buttons as do the rear pockets and the waist belts fasten with the correct single pronged metal buckles.
Inside the trousers the original label is still present and is still bright and legible. It bears the title 'Trousers, Mens, Olive Drab' along with the size of 1. The maker's name of 'Listarock' is also present as is the A/78 contract number which dates the trousers to the 1970s. Below this label is a second label which has details pertaining to care and washing.
The trousers will suit around a 27" waist depending ondesired fit and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 13 1/2"
Rise - 13"
Rear rise - 14 1/2"
Inside leg - 27 1/2"
Outside leg - 40"
Cuff - 7 1/2"
The trousers are in reasonably good condition with signs of wear or use. There is a small hole to the leg which is illustrated in picture 4 as well as some staining etc. Please take time to study the pictures and remember that these are a pre-owned, vintage pair of trousers which have issues commensurate with age.
A reasonable pair of this hard to find pattern of trousers in wearable condition.
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