An original pair of men's khaki drill shorts made by 'Bukta' in 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 a twin pleated front, slash pockets to the hips and a single rear pocket. The fly fastens with buttons and the waist features adjusters which are joined by a piece of elastic.
Inside the trousers the original label is still present. The manufacturer's name of 'Bukta' is present as is the model name 'Buxwin'. Bukta were a prolific manufacturer of sports wear in the UK during the 1940s and 1950s.
The trousers will fit around a 34" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat measure -
Waist - 16 1/2"
Rise - 13 1/2"
Rear rise - 17"
Inside leg - 5 1/2"
Outside leg - 16 1/2"
Cuff - 12"
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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