An original pair of British Army camouflage windproof trousers dating from the Second World War which were almost certainly made in 1943.
This pattern of trousers was introduced in 1943 and was based on the earlier drab and snow windproof trousers. These examples are made from the lightweight gabardine fabric and are cut in the same style as the earlier windproofs with a wide leg, drawstring waist and map pocket to the left leg. The seat features a reinforced section and the map pocket button is a chocolate brown colour which suggests that these were made in 1943. The original owner has added a zip to the fly which has been professionally done with a flap to cover it which is made from matching camouflage windproof material. The puller of the zip features the maker's name of 'Star'.
The trousers are designed to be worn over the battledress uniform and are therefore cut in a wide manner. The drawstring waist allows them to be pulled in a lot but when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 21 1/2"
Rise - 16 1/2"
Rear rise - 20 1/2"
Inside leg - 31 1/2"
Outside leg - 47"
Cuff - 11"
The trousers are in good condition overall with signs of wear and use. There are some period repairs to the rear of the cuff which are illustrated in the pictures. Overall they are a very clean pair and display well but please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-worn item.
A nice original pair of wartime windproof trousers!
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