A nice pair of original World War Two period RAF War Service Dress Trousers in a good wearable size 9.
This pattern of trousers replaced the earlier 'Suits, Aircrew' (introduced in 1940) and was the standard working dress for all members of the RAF from 1942 until 1947 when the 'New Pattern' uniforms was introduced.
The trousers are made from RAF blue coloured wool serge and feature one rear buttoning pocket, a slash pocket to each hip and a first field dress pocket to the front left of the trousers. They also feature a button fly and have buttons around the inside of the waistband to which braces can be attached, all of which are the standard black plastic type used on this pattern of RAF clothing.
Inside the trousers retain their original label which states the size as 9 which will fit someone of around 5'8" tall, up to a 35" waist. The maker's name of 'Arthur Miller' is also present but there is no date or War Department broad arrow marking, which is uncommon to find.
The trousers will suit a 32" - 33" waist and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 16 1/2"
Inside leg - 31"
The trousers are in well worn condition which is reflected in the price. They are still wearable and have a good 'used' look to them, but do have some flaws. There is some stitching missing to the corner of the first field dressing pocket and another area of missing stitching to the seat (picture 10). There are also some areas of moth damage which are detailed in the pictures.
A reasonably good pair of original wartime pattern trousers which have a very authentic look to them. Ideal for the re-enactor and collector alike!
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