H042283 EM/NCO'S DRILL TROUSERS. (Drillichhose)

BACKGROUND: HBT, (Herring Bone Twill), uniforms were originally introduced on April 1ST 1933 to be utilized as a drill uniform and save wear and tear on the service uniform and field blouse. Regulations prescribed that the drill uniform was the basic uniform to worn by all new recruits for most daily functions. Originally the drill uniforms were constructed in natural, unbleached cotton with an HBT weave that proved especially durable but impractical due to easy soiling. On February 12TH 1940 the color of the drill uniforms was altered to a more practical reed green coloration. The drill uniforms were utilized for the duration of the war with minor modifications and in early 1942 a slightly modified drill uniform was introduced for wear as a summer combat uniform.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Early, (pre-February 1940), natural, unbleached cotton/rayon blend construction, straight legged, drill pants. The pants feature a vertical, four button French fly with an additional button positioned on the waistband. The pants have two, vertical, slash side seam pockets and an additional patch, watch pocket positioned beneath the right front waistband. The watch pocket has a small horizontal fabric loop to secure the watch chain situated at the bottom seam of the right front waistband. Depot marked and date for 1941. Nice size markings. All original buttons and stitching. The pants are roughly size 34" waist. Nice!

GRADE ****1/2                             PRICE $395.00

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