A rare set of inter-war British Army Coveralls in good condition.
These overalls are made from a bright, orangey coloured cotton drill which is typical of cotton drill items manufactured during the First War. It is possible that they date from the Edwardian period but also may date from the inter-war period. They feature metal buttons throughout which bear the 'Suspender' brand name which is typical of early British workwear. They are of an extremely utilitarian design, featuring a fly front with exposed buttons, a single, There is a crudely applied patch pocket to the chest and there is a spanner pocket to the rear of the right leg which is applied in a similar manner. A mandarin collar is fitted which is typical of early overalls and the cuffs feature a simple button a stitched loop to allow them to be fastened around the wearer's wrist. There are no clear labels or markings, save for a War Department broad arrow in black ink which denotes these overalls as being of military issue.
The overalls will suit around a 36" to 38" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat they measure -
Chest - 21 1/2"
Inside arm - 20"
Outside arm - 23 1/2"
Cuff - 10 1/4"
Inside leg - 27"
It is important to remember when studying the measurements of overalls that the inside leg always appears short. This is due to the dropped crotch.
The overall condition of the suit is good with various signs of wear and age. They are totally wearable and display well but have signs of wear and age. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, workwear item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A rare pair of early British workwear overalls with some fantastic details.
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