Genuine Second World War issue Aertex fabric shirts, cut from a very uncommon Australian pattern with the British Khaki Drill (KD) colours. These shirts were issued to Australian soldiers for service in tropical environments and would have been a common sight during the early campaigns fought by Australian soldiers in the Pacific and North Africa. All shirts were manufactured from approximately 1940-1943, and saw service prior to the adoption of jungle green Aertex fabrics becoming available later in the war. These shirts appear to be in a very uncommon Australian pattern, lacking the hip pockets of standard KD bush jackets, and the inclusion of a Great War/Boer War style clipped high collar.
The shirts themselves are in pretty good shape, which is a testament to the incredible qualities of the original Aertex fabric. Sadly, the shirts appear to have been entirely stripped of all buttons and insignia components for long term storage. The original bits that came attached these shops are likely long gone having been snatched up by antique shops and eBay hoarders all over the world. However, with a little bit of love and some care, these shirts would make for an incredible display piece for the most discerning of military history enthusiasts!
Height and Length
Extra Small: 34-36 inch chest fit, garment measures 38 inches across chest
Extra Short: 5’5-5-7 height, garment measures 25 inches from collar stitch to bottom
Small: 36-38 inch chest fit, garment measures 42 inches across chest
Short: 5’6-5’8 height, garment measures 27 inches from collar stitch to bottom
Medium: 38-40 inch chest fit, garment measures 46 inches across chest
Regular: 5’9-5’11 height, garment measures 29 inches from collar stitch to bottom
Large: 40-42 inch chest fit, garment measures 50 inches across chest
Long: 6’0-6’2 height, garment measures 31 inches from collar stitch to bottom
Extra Large: 42-44 inch chest fit, garment measures 54 inches across chest
Extra Long: 6’1-6’3 height, garment measures 33 inches from collar stitch to bottom
Extra Extra Large: 44-46 inch chest fit, garment measures 58 inches across chest
Extra Extra Long: 6’3-6’5+ height, garment measures 35 inches from collar stitch to bottom
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