An interesting pair of khaki serge service dress breeches in the Great War style, believed to be used in the inter war period by Officer Training Corps cadets.
There are many variants of these type of breeches, this pair feature six metal eyelets to each with a lace to secure the ankles. There are no reinforcing patches to the inner thighs and simple twin angled pockets to each front thigh.
There is a mix of two piece brown painted metal buttons on the braces and top button of the fly, with plastic tailors buttons on the fly. These all appear to be originally stitched in place, with the exception of one brace button that has been replaced with a plastic one.
These breeches would have been made by a local tailors for an OTC cadet around the 1920s or 30s most likely. There is some minor stitching remaining to the rear left of the waistband, possibly indicating the removal of a label. Despite this these are not thought to be an issue item, though the stitching could have been a tailors or a temporary alterations tag. The name 'T. Vivian' has been neatly inked into the lining, further suggesting OTC use.
Approximately a 30 inch waist, 21.5 inside leg and 6 inches wide across the calfs.
Condition is very good overall, with some minor moth holes to the crotch and few very small pin holes to the lower legs. These breeches appear somewhat harder to find than their tunic counterpart.
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