An original pair of very well worn Khaki Drill shorts dating from the 1940s.
Like many pieces of Khaki Drill clothing, these shorts are theatre made. It was very common for men serving with the British Army , RAF and Royal Navy to be issued with such items as the supply routes were shorter. Whilst most theatre made items are devoid of any date, and often any markings at all, these shorts undoubtedly date from the 1940s.
The shorts are made from the usual khaki coloured cotton drill and feature a button fly which fastens with stamped brass buttons. An interesting feature is the belt loops which fold back on themselves creating a loop which covers the brass button which fastens it the shorts.
The shorts are a smaller size which will fit around a 28" waist depending on desired fit. When laid flat they measure -
Waist - 14"
Rise - 15"
Rear rise - 20"
Inside leg - 20 1/2"
Cuff - 14"
The shorts are in distressed, very worn condition as can be seen in the pictures. They have various repairs, wear and some holes. Please study the pictures and bear in mind that they are in far from perfect condition.
An original WW2 period pair of shorts with some interesting details.