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An original pair of British Army Denim Battledress Trousers dated 1955 and in a size No.6.
This pattern of trousers came into issue with the British Army during the Second World War and remained standard issue well into the 1950s. These trousers were used for fatigues and are made from a green denim sanforised cotton, typical of that used for workwear in the mid century period. Based on the serge battledress design, these trousers feature a map pocket to the left leg, a first field dressing pocket to the right hip and slash pockets in the usual place in each side seam. They are cut with a high rise and wide leg as were all men's clothes during this period.
Inside the trousers the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It states the manufacturers name as James Smith & Co (Derby) and the war of manufacture as 1955. The War Department broad arrow marking is also present as are the various details pertaining to size. When laid flat they measure -
Waist - 19 1/2"
Rise - 17"
Rear rise - 18"
Inside leg - 26 1/2"
Cuff - 10"
The trousers are in good condition with only limited signs of wear and minor staining. Please study the pictures to ascertain the best idea of condition.
A nice original pair of 1950s fatigues in good condition.