This is a vintage British Army Parachutists Combat Smock DPM camouflage pattern, part lined with plenty of pockets for all your kit, and embroidered shoulder badges including Para Wings (we have been reliably informed this was issued to the Medical Regiment). The internal label codes date this to circa 1996. Made in England.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition with general signs of wear, abrasion and discolouration throughout with a washed worn look. There have been stitch repairs to the pocket flap edges of the left (as worn) chest pocket and lower right pocket, and also some to the hemline. The back neck label has come loose on one side. This is the real deal with bags of character. Freshly laundered and ready for its new owner.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
COLOUR: DPM Woodland Camo
SIZE: 180/96 and this fits like L (UK Sizing) based on the overall fit with a generous 49in full external chest measurement - but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 100% Cotton
- Brass front zipper
- 2 chest snap entry bellow pockets
- 2 lower snap entry bellow pockets
- 2 arm pockets (1 button, 1 snap entry)
- 2 internal chest pocket bags
- Button shoulder epaulettes
- Embroidered shoulder badges
- Rib cuffs
- Drawstring hem and waist
- Fabric back neck hanger loop
- Internal rear hem stowage pocket
- Hem crotch gusset with snap fastening
- Part lined
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 24.5in (62cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 25in (63.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 21in (53cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 32in (81cm)