A rare original late war British Denim Battledress Blouse dated 1944 and in new old stock un-issued condition.
At first glance this jacket appears to be a standard wartime pattern Denim Battledress Blouse. However, the material is a noticeably different shade of green which is lighter and more vivid than usual wartime manufactured denims. The label also states it as 'Overall Blouse, Drill 4A' rather than the more common 'Overalls, Denim'.
The jacket is made from the usual denim sanforized cotton and features a full matched set of revolving shank buttons which are all held on with the correct brass split rings. A wartime pattern steel waist buckle fastens the waist and is held on with chocolate brown buttons which are often associated with early manufactured items.
Inside the original label is still present and is bright a legible. It states the size as No. 2 which will fit someone of 5'3" - 5'4" with a 35-37" chest and 31-32" waist. The War Department broad arrow marking is present as is the 1944 date and the manufacturers name 'F. W. Harmer & Co Ltd'.
The jacket is in fantastic new old stock condition and looks as it would have done when it came out of the factory. It clearly hasn't been worn or issued making it a fantastic collectible piece today.
A brilliant example of a piece of British military workwear with some interesting details and in stunning condition. This would make a great addition to any collection without a doubt!
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