1949 denim battledress jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in 1955 by Prices Tailors Ltd to the 1949 Battledress Pattern. It is a British Army size 13, for someone 5’11” to 6′ with a 39-40″ chest. By the measurements, it is pretty oversized.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-1/2″

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Dunn & Co Half Norfolk

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This vintage tweed norfolk jacket was made in Britain by Dunn & Co. It has a belted back, a three button front and front norfolk straps.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 28-3/4″

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1940s Canadian Tropal Coat

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This vintage coat was the Canadian version of the English Tropal coat. While the British versions were originally insulated with sheepskin, and later kapok, this is lined with a green pile. The coat is single breasted, with a wide overlap and internal windflap to keep out the harsh North African winds. The oversized collar flips up and latches for extra protection. The buttonholes are leather backed for durability and the collar is wool faced. The lining is removable via Newey snaps.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 46″

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British Breeches

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These vintage riding breeches are British army issue.  They are wool with chamois patches on the inside thighs.  Button fly, exterior suspender buttons, and a thigh pocket.  No rear pockets.  Broad arrow stamp inside.  They measure 7″ across (14″ diameter) at the knee. They don’t look as though they saw much use, but have some moth damage from storage.  They are size 32×27    Photobucket

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