An original pair of khaki drill shorts made in Great Britain during the 1950s.
These shorts are similar to those worn by the British military in the 1940s and 1950s but are a civilian item. This style of shorts was very popular during the summer as a casual item and can be seen in many pictures from the period. Like their military counterparts they are made from a khaki coloured cotton drill which was chosen for its hard wearing qualities. They have a number of features which are typical of British menswear pieces of the period including angled slash pocket and a pleated front, a button fly and waist adjusters.
Inside the shorts there are two labels. The first bears the Royal cypher above the makers name whilst the second label is printed with details pertaining to size. They are marked as a 30" waist but may be better suited to a little smaller. When laid flat the shorts measure -
Waist - 14"
Rise - 12"
Rear rise - 15 1/2"
Inside leg - 7"
Cuff - 10 1/2"
Outside leg - 18"
As can be seen in the pictures the shorts are in good condition and still very wearable. They are a vintage item so may have small issues commensurate with age but overall they display well.
A nice original pair of mid-century shorts with classic details.
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