The complete failure of the Norway expedition in 1940 highlighted that the British were woefully unprepared to fight in snowy and mountainous conditions. Based on this experience, the Army trained the Scottish 52nd (Lowland) Division as a mountain warfare unit, and began to equip it for this environment. Part of the equipment introduced was a rugged two part denim suit with a pullover smock and drawstring over trouser. These patterns would prove to be so well liked that they would go on to be used for the next 35 years! Many of you will already know the smock, produced in multiple colours and camouflage patterns, but the original version was denim, and my god are these hard to get hold of. Whats even rarer than the smock is the matching trousers!
Made of thick, hardwearing green denim, these pieces were built for combat in extreme environments. As ever with these suits, they're designed as over garments, and are produced in a generous cut.
This smock is in perfect condition, possibly even deadstock. The is one small nick in the fabric on the back, but otherwise the denim is incredibly thick and seems unwashed.
- Tagged a size 2
- Fits anything from a modern medium to XL depending upon desired fit
- Pit to pit 27"
- Shoulder to shoulder 25"
- Shoulder to cuff 21"
- Collar to hem 30"