K004979 PROTECTIVE LEATHER PANTS. (Lederhose)
BACKGROUND: Protective leather jackets and pants were listed as special clothing and were issued to engine personnel, certain deck and bridge personnel and U-Boat personnel on an as required basis.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Multi-panel, grey leather construction straight legged long pants feature a four button French fly with an additional metal hook and eye at the waistband. The pants have two, vertical slash, side seam pockets. The multi-panel construction results in a horizontal seam to both the front and reverse of legs just below the crotch area. The pants have straight cut, non-adjustable cuffs. The horizontal waistband rides slightly higher at the reverse and has the typical, "V" slash to the centre. The reverse of the pants have two horizontal leather fit adjustment straps with a dual pronged, black painted, sheet metal, buckle situated just below the waistband. The interior of the pants are fully lined in light weight grey cotton/rayon. Outline from where the original issue tag was. All the buttons are original and only one of the suspender buttons is missing. The pants are roughly size 34" waist. Near mint, showing only the expected storage wear.
GRADE ****1/4 PRICE $495.00 (Or Best Offer)
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