An original American made British Army Bush Jacket made in herringbone twill and dating from the Second World War.
This jacket was made in the United States of America as part of the lend-lease scheme and is often referred to as 'War Aid'. It is made from a tan khaki coloured herringbone twill material as was popular in America for military and workwear items during this period. The design follows that of other British issue bush jackets of the period featuring long sleeves, a full button front and upper and lower patch pockets. War Aid items were typically issued to men serving in Italy due to supply routes.
The jacket is a reasonable size which will fit around a 38" chest depending on desired fit. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 21 1/2"
Inside arm - 18 1/2"
Outside arm - 22 1/2"
Shoulders - 18"
Length - 30"
Collar - 15 1/2"
The jacket is in good condition with some signs of age and service wear. There is some light staining and some of the buttons have been replaced with period examples along the front opening. It displays well but please study the pictures to assess the condition for yourself.
All in all a nice original jacket from the Second World War.