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Female M43 Trousers, Side-Button


Sgt_Rock_EasyCo

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Sgt_Rock_EasyCo

Got these today from a local thrift shop. They're in NOS condition however I'm confused about whether they are repro's.
They have what looks like original tags and what looks like cutter tags but then on the ankle, there is a piece of velcro to
keep them together. Help appreciated.

 

Rock

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phantomfixer

Not an expert at all when it comes to womens issue gear...but it looks good...I wouldn't think a repop as not a high demand for this item...and being found in a thrift shop is a good thing versus on line or military swap meet..

 

cutter tags are nice and look period, and I think 18R is a good size for the modern woman

But the Velcro confuses me a tad...a quick shows Velcro invented in 48 and more mainstream by late 50s..not elastic at ankles?

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Sgt_Rock_EasyCo

So let's assume they're original. I compared the stitching to my What Price Glory M43's (Male). The female M43's are stitched way differently. The buttons are stitched differently and the material has much more sheen than repro uniforms. How much longer after WWII would female troops wear a set of M43 trousers? Did they modify them with velcro in the late 40's-50's, or even beyond?

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I am not 100% sure on this one so I won't take a guess. I recommend posting this in the women's section. You will get more hits in that section.

 

Would you like for me to move this to the women's section for you?

 

...Kat

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Sgt_Rock_EasyCo

That'd be great, thanks,

 

Rock

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I moved it for you. As I said, I am not 100% sure so I won't take a guess and tell you wrong. Some things look good to me while other things look wrong. There are others on here who know a lot more than me when it comes to women's items. :)

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Sgt_Rock_EasyCo

Thank you,

 

I'm leaning towards original. TBA.

 

Rock

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Sgt_Rock_EasyCo

Good question as to why the velcro was added. If you know anyone interested in them I enjoy trades.

 

Rocky

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