Royal Marine Officer BD (36/37")
- Royal Marine Officer BD (36/37")
Royal Marine Officer Bespoke BD ('40s/'50s)
A bespoke tailored Royal Marines Officer's battledress blouse and trousers. In a khaki/green denim type material, the unlined blouse has plastic buttons (mostly concealed), embroidered "Royal Marines" shoulder titles, half-belt with chromed metal buckle.Trousers have button fly/waist, map pocket with concealed button, what appears to be a purely decorative FFD pocket (almost entirely stitched closed), single hip pocket, belt loops buttoning at the top, and button fastening ankles. No labels of any description. No evidence of any labels.
Date: Undated. Presumed '40s or '50s. Acquired in a collection of uniforms dated from '30s to '50s from family of an ex-RM officer who retired as a Colonel in 1968.
Sizes: Jacket approx 36/37" chest. Trousers approx 32" waist. Actual measurements are:
Chest Width (laid flat): 20"
Jacket Waist (width, laid flat): 16"
Length (collar to front hem): 17"
Length (collar to rear tail): 20"
Trouser Waist: 32" (+2" to let out)
Inside Leg: 31" (+1" to let down)
Condition: Overall in reasonable condition. Blouse and trousers are both clean, and have almost no wear at all. Unfortunately the moths have got to them and there are holes. Worst affected area is the trouser crotch with a hole of approx 5mm diameter and approx 4 smaller holes clustered just above (see photo #17). There is some minor damage above the hip pocket (see photo #19), Elsewhere on the trousers there are approx 6 randomly spread holes of 1 to 2mm diameter and some discreet and small moth traces. The blouse has two holes of approx 2 to 3mm diameter to rear shoulder (see photo #20), a similar hole to one cuff (photo #21), and a few minor "pulls" to the material. There are holes to the epaulettes where rank insignia were previously fitted.
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