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Original 1940s British Khaki Drill Shorts - 34"
An original pair of British Khaki Drill Shorts dating from the 1940s and in a good wearable size 34" waist.
Like many pieces of Khaki Drill clothing, these shorts are theatre made. It was very common for men serving with the British Army , RAF and Royal Navy to be issued with such items as the supply routes were shorter. Whilst most theatre made items are devoid of any date, and often any markings at all, these shorts undoubtedly date from the 1940s.
The shorts are made from the usual khaki coloured cotton drill and feature a button fly, belt loops and straight slash pockets to each hip. A rear pocket is present and fastens with a button.
The shorts are a good size and will someone of around 34" waist. When laid flat they measure -
Waist - 18"
Rise - 13 1/2"
Rear rise - 18 1/2"
The shorts are in good wearable condition but do have some signs of wear and age, particularly around the rear pocket. This is detailed in the pictures and should be studied before purchasing.
A good pair of original wartime period theatre made shorts in a good wearable size.