Original 1957 Dated Belgian Army Camouflage Windproof Trousers - Size

Original 1957 Dated Belgian Army Camouflage Windproof Trousers - Size

Code: 55591

£140.00 Approx $177.22, €163.36
 

An original pair of 1957 dated Belgian Army brushstroke camouflage trousers in deadstock, unworn 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 which is a cross between a brushstroke pattern and the 'moon and balls' pattern. 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 a much heavier and harder wearing fabric. Drawstrings are located to the bottom of each leg and there is a large map pocket to the outside of the left leg.

Inside the trousers the original label is present and bears the maker's name of 'Remaco' and the place name of Gen. The size of 7 and the 1957 date are also present. 

It is important to remember that these trousers are cut in a wide, loose fashion as they are designed to be worn as an overtrouser. When laid flat they measure - 

Waist - 25"
Rise - 14 1/2"
Rear rise - 18 1/2"
Inside leg - 31"
Outside leg - 44 1/2"
Cuff - 11"

The trousers are in excellent condition with no signs of previous wear and use. They could be described as 'deadstock' and appear to be unworn. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn item which may have flaws commensurate with age. 

A very nice example of this pattern of trousers which would be hard to upgrade.