An original pair of 1950s Belgian Army brushstroke camouflage trousers in well used condition.
Following the Second World War the Belgian Army began designing and making its own uniforms again. The popularity of the Denison smock and the British windproof uniform (which these trousers so clearly take their influence from) was such that many countries decided to design their own versions.
The trousers feature a printed camouflage pattern, usually referred to as 'Brush Stroke'. The colours and pattern are not too dissimilar to the British Denison smock of the Second World War but are distinctly Belgian. The general cut and design also follows the Design of the British windproof trousers quite closely. They are cut with a wide leg and feature a drawstring to the waist which mirrors the British design. The material is however made from a much heavier and harder wearing cotton duck fabric. The waist fastens with a drawstring and there are buttons around the waist to which braces can be attached.
It is important to remember that these trousers are cut in a wide, loose fashion as they are designed to be worn as an over trousers. When laid flat they measure -
Waist - 19 1/2"
Rise - 15 1/2"
Rear rise - 20"
Inside leg - 30"
Outside leg - 44 1/2"
Cuff - 10"
The trousers are in well worn condition with various flaws which are reflected in the price. There are some holes to and repairs which are illustrated in the pictures. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn piece of combat clothing which has signs of wear and use commensurate with age.
A well used pair with great colours.
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