An Original pair of theatre made British Officer's Khaki Drill Trousers which belonged to an officer who served before the Second World War and throughout the conflict with the 36th Sikh Regiment. He retired in 1946 making these an almost guaranteed original wartime pair of trousers.
These trousers are typical of those issued to men serving in the British Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy or any other units during the Second World War. Theatre made clothing such as this saw widespread issue in both the Middle East and Far East as the supply lines were shorter than shipping from other parts of the world.
The trousers are made from the standard khaki coloured cotton drill material which was used for trousers and shorts throughout the Second World War. The trousers feature a twin pleated front, straight slash pockets, waist adjusters and a button fly. All of the buttons are original save for one which is a zinc example and clearly an original period replacement. The trousers are cut in a typical 1940s way with a high rise waist and a wide leg.
The trousers will suit someone of around a 33" waist depending on desired fit. When laid flat they measure -
Waist - 16 1/2"
Rise - 14"
Rear rise - 17 1/2"
Inside leg - 29 1/2"
Outside leg - 41
Cuff - 10"
The general condition of the trousers is good and they display well. There are some signs of wear and use with some minor staining etc. Overall they are a very clean and wearable pair of trousers but please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that they are a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
A hard to find pair of original wartime officer's KD trousers in very good condition.