He said the solution was simple: when you ordered the trousers, the tailor wrote down your inside leg measurement as three inches longer than it really was. He cut the trousers, then you took it home and turned them up and stitched them in place. Hey presto, trousers with turn ups, all (sort of) within the regulations.
Thought I would revive this thread having just acquired a dinner jacket with a CC41label. On a related topic can anyone tell me what was utility cloth?
This is an exaggeration, to be honest.In every case, the "low grade" Utility materials were streets ahead in quality and durability compared to anything but the very highest quality stuffs of today.