An original pair of British Army Khaki Drill Bombay Bloomers as worn in the early part of the Second World War.
Original Bombay Bloomers are very rare to find today and rarely come onto the market. This pair appear to be a private purchase example which have a false turn-up to give the impression of having a folding section. It is possible that the original owner had them made in this fashion as he wanted the style without the functioning turn-up.
The shorts feature a double pleased front, a button fly, waist adjusters and belt loops around the waist. The pocket bags are made from the short of material typically found on KD items of this period.
The shorts should be a good fit on someone of around a 30” was it but have room to be let out to a larger size, as can be seen in the picture showing the interior of the shorts. When laid flat they measure -
Waist - 15”
Inside leg - 11 1/2”
Rise - 13”
Rear rise - 18”
The shorts are in good condition and display well showing only limited signs of wear. Please study the pictures as these form part of the description.
All in all a nice pair of original khaki drill shorts in good condition. Ideal for the collector and re-enactor alike!