An original pair of British Army 1960 Pattern Combat Trousers in good condition and a size 7.
This pattern of trousers came into use with the British Army in the 1960s and were based on the 1952 Pattern uniform issued to British troops serving in Korea. These trousers would have been issued as part of a set which included a matching combat jacket.
The trousers are made from a plain olive green coloured cotton satten and feature a First Field Dressing pocket to the right hip and a map pocket to the left leg. The trousers also have reinforced knees, slash pockets to the hips and belt loops. A double ended metal zipper closes the fly and is marked 'NZ' to the front, as is commonly found during this period.
Inside the trousers both original labels are still present. One label is an instruction label whilst the other is the issue label. The label bears the title of 'Trousers Combat (1960 Pattern) and the size as Size 7 which is designed to fit a 30" - 32" waist. The maker's name of 'James Smith & Co' is present as is the A78 contract number which dates the trousers to the late 1960s or early 1970s.
When laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 16"
Rise - 16"
Rear rise - 19"
Inside leg - 33"
Outside leg - 47 1/2"
Cuff - 8"
The condition of the trousers is very good with signs of wear and use. There is some light staining but overall they are still very wearable with no serious flaws or damage. They are a vintage, pre-owned item so please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that they may have small issues commensurate with age.
All in all a good pair of wearable 1960 pattern combat trousers.
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