1930s- 1940s British or Australian millitary Shorts

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Tommy-VF51, May 25, 2020.

  1. Tommy-VF51

    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars

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    Unusually for me (since I mostly take and interest in American vintage and 20s- 50s style) I've developed an interest in the shorts worn by the British and Australian military during the Second World War era.

    I'm primarily interested for practical reasons- the waist adjusters look smart, but also seem more practical than wearing a belt. I'm intending to use them for riding a bike, walking and camping.

    I've already purchased the below from Silvermans, which are pretty good, if a little shorter than I'm after (7" inside leg on a 34)

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    I'm also considering these

    https://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/1943-jungle-green-jd-shorts-by-kay-canvas.html
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    But I'm not sure about the quality, does anyone have any experience of them.

    I'm also willing to consider other options, but maybe not full on Bombay Bloomers!
     
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  2. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Sorry that I can't give you an appraisal, never really thought much about short pants. There is a website that I remembered, that do an amazing array of reproductions. Reproductions may not be the authentic originals, but it can suffice while you continue your search.
    https://www.militaryclothing.com/Historical-Reproduction-Clothing-and-Reenactment-Supplies.aspx
    And just as a heads up, British military uniforms are sold off, you can see what's, what here. https://www.britishmilitarysurplus.co.uk/
     
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  3. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom One Too Many

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    I want those khaki shorts.
     
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  4. Tommy-VF51

    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars

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    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars

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    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars

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    Does anyone have any feedback on SoF or Online Millitaria as a company in terms of quality and how authentic the product was?
     
  7. Tommy-VF51

    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars

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    Went for the Online Millitaria /WPG one's in the end. The pattern is an exact copy of the orginals as far as I can see, the colour is lighter than the picture posted. Not sure how close to Jungle Green cloth it is, but seems sturdy.

    Only issue I've had is the waist adjusters not really holding. I've been doubling them back, but it's hard to get them tight enough then.
     

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