An original pair of Royal Navy Officers Blue Serge Working Dress Trousers dating from the Second World War.
After much resistance from the Admiralty who were very much against the idea of officers of the Royal Navy wearing Battledress, this pattern of trousers was introduced alongside the matching blouse in January 1944. Made from a very dark blue dyed serge wool, the trousers feature slash pockets to each hip, two rear pockets, a button fly and brace buttons around the top of the waist. The trousers are cut in keeping with the fashion of the period having a high rise waist and wide leg.
The original label is still present to the rear of the trousers and is still bright and legible. The label bears the title 'Trousers B.S.W.D. OFFICERS' and the size of No. 9. The manufacturer's name of 'Richard Emms Ltd' is located at the bottom of the label.
The trousers will suit someone of around a 36" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat measure -
Waist - 18"
Inside leg - 31"
The trousers are in very good condition with no major signs of wear or use. Overall they are a very clean example and are very wearable. They are a vintage, pre-owned item however, so please take time to study the pictures.
All in all a nice original pair of Royal Navy officers battledress trousers in great condition. These would make a nice addition to any collection.
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