An original pair of 1942 dated 'Trousers, Drab' in a size No. 2.
These windproof trousers were introduced in 1942 along with the matching smock in the same material. Based on the same design as the denim smock and trousers and produced in two different but similar materials. These examples are made from the mottled colour, lighter weight gabardine fabric.
The trousers feature a drawstring waist and a map pocket to the front which fastens with a chocolate brown coloured plastic button - the same as used on battledress. Both the knees and the seat feature reinforcement sections.
The original label is still present to the rear and states but has been washed out. There is however a War Department acceptance stamp marked to the interior which is surmounted by the letter 'O' which denotes the year of 1942. The sizes when measured corresponds to a size 2.
The trousers are designed to be worn over a uniform so they are cut in a loose manner. The draw string allows the waist to be pulled in and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 20 1/2"
Inside leg - 31 1/2"
The overall condition of the trousers is good and they are still very wearable with no serious damage or flaws. There is however an L shaped repair to the front (picture 4) and another to the seat (picture 7). Overall the trousers are bright and fresh although there are some marks etc. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing.
A good original pair of windproof trousers!
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