An original British Army Windproof Cadet Smock in a size 1.
Officially designated 'Smock Windproof Green Cadet Forces (AD), these smocks were based on the Blacks standard anorak and saw extensive use throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Made from a green coloured, tight weave cotton; this smock features a large pocket to the centre of the chest which seals with velcro, two lower patch pockets which fasten with buttons, a white nylon drawstring to the waist and another to the hood. The hood features a short zip which is marked 'NZ'.
Inside the smock the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It bears the size as well as the A/78 contract number and the maker's name of 'James Smith & CO (Derby)'. The contract number dates the smock to the early 1970s.
When laid flat the smock measures -
Chest - 20 1/2"
Inside arm - 16 1/2"
Outside arm - 20"
Length - 26"
Shoulders - 18 1/2"
The overall condition of the smock is good with some signs of wear and use. THe cotton is still a nice deep coloured and not washed or faded out. There are some marks but overall it displays well. It is still very wearable with no major flaws or issues but please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item.
A nice example of this pattern of smock with a nice, clear label. These are quickly becoming very sought-after!