An original British Army Windproof Cadet Smock in a size 2, dating from the 1970s.
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 and two lower patch pockets which fasten with buttons. The hood features a short 'Lightning' branded zipper which features an early style chromium plated puller. The original drawstrings are present to the waist and hood and the original fishtail strap is still present to the interior.
Inside the smock the original label is still present. It bears the title 'Smock, Windproof, Green Cadet Forces AD' and states the size as 2. As well as this the A/78 contract number is present and dates the smock to the 1970s. The maker's name of 'James Smith & Co (Derby) Ltd
When laid flat the smock measures -
Chest - 21 1/2"
Inside arm - 18"
Outside arm - 23 1/2"
Length - 28 1/2"
Shoulders - 20"
The overall condition of the smock is good with only very limited signs of wear and use. One of the buttons is a period replacement but aside from that the smock is in excellent condition with no signs of previous laundering. Overall it is very wearable but please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-owned item.
A good example of this pattern of smock which are quickly becoming very sought-after!
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