An original pair of c.1940s British Khaki Drill shorts in good condition.
These shorts are typical of shorts manufactured in India, South Africa and other British Territories in the middle of the 20th Century. Due to the climate shorts and shirts made in lightweight cotton drill such as this were in great demand by both military personal and civilians. These shorts could well have been made for a British Officers in the Army, Navy or RAF as much as anybody else.
The construction is typical of that found in khaki drill items such as this; namely the materials used, the stitching and the buttons. Inside the shorts the original owners name tag is still present and reads 'John Senior'.
The shorts measure at 14 1/2" when laid flat so should be a good fit for a 28-29" waist.
The condition of the shorts is very good indeed. Original khaki drill items such as this are usually stained and dirty from use but these have survived very well. They are clean and fresh with only limited signs of wear.
Overall a very nice pair of original mid-century Khaki Drill shorts.