An original pair of 1940sBritish Army Khaki Drill Shorts which originally belonged to a Company Sergeant Major.
These shorts are typical of those issue during the Second World War being made of a khaki coloured cotton drill and featuring a button fly, belt loops and a single rear pocket. As well as this they feature straight slash pocket to each hip which help date them as later pairs usually have angled pockets. Like so many other pieces of KD, these shorts are almost certainly theatre made.
Inisde the shorts there are no markings or labels but the original owner has marked his serial number and name 'C.S.M P.T'.
The shorts will fit someone of around a 34" depending on desired fit and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 17"
Rise - 13 1/2"
Rear rise - 18"
inside leg - 9"
Outside leg - 21"
The shorts are in well worn condition but still have plenty of life left in them. They feature various stains and signs of use as is to be expected from a pair of 70+ year old shorts. Please study the pictures to get the best idea of condition and bear in mind that these are a pair of pre-owned vintage shorts and may have small issues commensurate with this.
A nice pair of wartime period shorts with all the right details and in wearable condition. These would make a great addition to any collection or could suit a re-enactor.
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