Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The original "skivvies", as issued by the British Army as part of jungle complement to the Pattern 1949 style of clothing. Issued to British soldiers operating in jungle environments, these "drawers" saw mass distribution to men fighting in the post-war conflictions during the Malayan Emergency, Aden Emergency, and Borneo confrontation. Produced via two main contracts by "S-C & Co" and "Faulet Belfast", these "Drawers, Jungle Green" feature an extremely simple construction. A simple three buttoned security closure, an open gusset, and basic cinching straps feature prominently on a very lightweight cotton overall build.
Available in original 1940s dated productions, which feature a darker "khaki" green in line with the garrison worn battledress, and 1950s dated productions which feature a truer "jungle green" colouration, in line with the various shades of green seen in Aertex jungle garments of the era.
We tracked down a good number of these jungle skivvies, and found them to be in brand new condition. It's almost like we got in a DeLoren, went back to 1954, and stole a bunch of these from Belfast ourselves (we can neither confirm nor deny this). Despite the extremely simple and antiquated design, they also fit remarkable comfortably neck-to-skin, or as a PT short. One can definitely see the impact these extremely comfortable and thigh-friendly shorts had on young Rhodesian troops serving in Malaya. The heritage of Rhodesian soldiers donning their distinctive short-shorts can likely be traced to the day that these jungle drawers were first issued!
- Size 3: Adjustable from 30-36" waist
- Size 4: Adjustable from 34-40" waist
All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD). We ship internationally!
Note: This item is not considered military surplus as per our return policy as it was never issued and sold unworn, however it is still an authentic piece of military equipment.