Scarce Original 1944 Dated Trousers Windproof (Labrador Type) - Size 2

Scarce Original 1944 Dated Trousers Windproof (Labrador Type) - Size 2

Code: 55643

£1,000.00 Approx $1237.62, €1161.44
 

A scarce original pair of 'Windproof Trousers, Labrador Type' dating from the Second World War. 

These trousers were issued alongside the 'Outer Anorak (Labrador Type)' and pre-date the standard windproof pattern more commonly found. The trousers are made from a brown coloured tight weave cotton gabardine and feature a map pocket to the left thigh, a similar but smaller patch pocket to the rear, a drawstring waist and ties to the cuff which have been removed. 

To the rear of the trousers the original label is still present and is still bright and legible. The label bears the title of 'Trousers Windproof (Labrador Type) below which is the size of 2. The maker's name of 'Redman Bros' is also present as is the manufacture date of 1943. This has been overstamped and the date of 1944 has been added to the right of it. This is most likely due to using up stock of 1943 labels in 1944. 

The trousers are designed as an over-trouser and are therefore cut in a loose, over-size manner. When laid flat they measure - 

Waist - 24"
Rise - 18"
Rear rise - 19 1/2"
Inside leg - 32"
Outside leg - 48"
Cuff - 11"

The trousers are in very good condition with no real signs of wear and use. It is quite possible that they are unissued deadstock examples although they do have a couple of light marks and a very small hole as illustrated in picture 11. Overall they display well and are totally wearable with no serious flaws or damage. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing as these trousers are a vintage, pre-worn item. 

A very nice original pair of this rare pattern of windproof trousers, complete with their original label. A must have for the serious collector!