An original pair of Indian made Jungle Green Shorts dating from around the Second World War.
Indian made items such as these shorts were typical of those issued to men of the British Army and RAF during the Second World War. Due to supply routes the vast majority of men serving in the far east were supplied with Indian made uniforms.
These particular shorts are typical of those made in India during the second world war. Both the material and construction are standard for the period and the stitching is clearly Indian. The shorts feature two slash pockets to each hip, a button fly and side adjusters with white metal buckles. The buckles are removable for washing purposes and are often missing from shorts offered on the market today.
The shorts are a good larger size making them ideal for somebody interested in Re-enacting. When laid flat they measure at 18 1/2" across the waist, so should be a good fit for someone with a 35-36" waist.
The condition of the shorts is good as can be seen in the photographs. They have been worn and laundered but generally speaking display well. The only flaw I can find is one very small hole which I have included a picture of.
Altogether a nice original pair of WW2 era Jungle Green shorts which would be ideal for a British Army or RAF re-enactor or collector.