An original pair of men's khaki drill shorts made by 'The Scout Shop' in the 1950s.
These shorts are similar to those worn by the British military in the 1940s and 1950s but are a civilian item which would have been worn by someone in the Boy Scouts. 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 a twin pleated front, slash pockets to the hips and belt loops around the waist. The fly fastens with buttons which is also typical of the period.
Inside the shorts the original label is still present. The manufacturer's name of 'The Scout Shop' is present along with the Boy Scouts insignia.
The trousers will fit around a 38" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat measure -
Waist - 19"
Rise - 14 1/2"
Rear rise - 17"
Inside leg - 6"
Outside leg - 17 1/2"
Cuff - 13 1/2"
The shorts are in good wearable condition with some signs of wear and age which are to be expected from a vintage, pre owned item such as this. Please study the pictures to access the condition.
A nice pair of classic mid Century British shorts!
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