Original British Anarak Labrador Type - Size 1

Original British Anarak Labrador Type - Size 1

Code: 55642

£1,200.00 Approx $1494.4, €1396.97
 

A scarce original Anarak Labrador Type smock in good condition.

This pattern of windproof clothing was introduced in the early war period and saw issue with the Royal Navy as well as by Royal Marine Commando and the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment (later the Special Boat Service) on Operation Frankton - sometimes referred to as the Cockleshell Heroes. Another contract was placed in 1951.

The smock is made from a brown - khaki coloured cotton gabardine. The smock is hooded and has a distinctive, pointed shape. There are no pockets with the smock being completely plain. It is cut in a large, free manner as it is designed to be worn as an outer layer over the top of a uniform. 

The smock would have originally been labeled as a size 1 although the original label is no longer present. There is clear evidence of where the original label was previously fitted and above this the original owner has added his name in ink which reads 'Cawson (Lemmy)'. 

These smocks are cut in a large, oversized manner as they are designed to be worn as an outer layer over a uniform. When laid flat they measure - 

Chest - 27"
Inside arm - 17"
Outside arm - 21 1/2"
Shoulders - 24"
Length at rear - 31"

The smock is in good condition with some signs of wear and use. Overall it displays well but please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small issues commensurate with age. 

A very rare original windproof smock!