A scarce original pair of Indian made British Army Jungle Green Shorts in good condition which date from the Second World War.
Indian manufactured Jungle Green items such as this saw widespread issue with British troops throughout the Second World War in the Far East and were much more common than British made examples. This particular pair of shorts are typical of wartime Indian made shorts being made of a cotton drill material which has been vat dyed green and featuring a First Field Dressing pocket to the rear along with slash pockets to each side seam. The front of the shorts fastens with two buckles as was standard for British shorts during the Second World War. The shorts feature a button fly as is standard with this pattern. All the original Indian pattern stamped zinc buttons are still present, save for the lowest fly button which is a period replacement.
Inside the shorts are the usual Indian stamps found in Jungle Green items. The circular date stamp is present to the rear of the pocket bag but the date is not clear. Another circular stamp can also be found to the interior which reads '6' which is the size.
The shorts are a small size which will suit someone of around a 26" waist and when laid flat measure -
Waist - 13"
Rise - 13 1/2"
Rear rise - 17"
Inside leg - 8"
Outside leg - 20"
Cuff - 13 1/2"
The shorts are in very good condition with only limited signs of wear and age. Please study the pictures as they form part of the description and bear in mind that these are a pre-worn pair of vintage shorts which may have small issues commensurate with age.
Altogether a very good pair of hard to find JG shorts. These would make a good addition to any collection and would suit both a collector or re-enactor well.
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