First introduced during WW2, the British Army 'Jersey Heavy' was a staple item of warm weather clothing for British infantry throughout the latter half of the 20th century. The initial version was just a simple knitted pullover with a tie neck, but it went through a number of design updates before this version was introduced in 1955. A very stretchy wool body is augmented with contrasting tan cotton drill reinforcements on the cuffs, elbows and shoulders, along with epaulettes and a neck tie. These would be produced into the 1960s, and despite their relatively long life cycle are surprisingly hard to find these days. This particular example comes complete with a set of brass officers pips original to the garment.
This is used, but in solid condition. There is one small repair to a popper seam (un-noticable from the outside), but no holes in the body itself. A very wearable example of a very rare piece to find!
- Tagged a size 42
- Fits a modern medium/large with stretch
- Pit to pit: 20" - stretching up to 23"
- Shoulder to shoulder: 20"
- Shoulder to cuff: 24"
- Collar to hem: 28"