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 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 the as No. 2 which is designed to fit around a 35" waist and a medium height. The maker's name is present and reads 'DENHAM (1933) LTD' below which is the 1942 and the War Department broad arrow marking.
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 - 21"
Rise - 16 1/2"
Rear rise - 19"
Inside leg - 29"
Outside leg - 42"
Cuff - 10"
The overall condition of the trousers is good and they are still very wearable with no serious damage or flaws. There are signs of use and staining but overall they display very well. Please study the pictures before purchasing.
A nice original pair of windproof trousers which still retain their original issue label.
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