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Article about: I have just found these in my loft. Apart from the unusual camo pattern, I have no idea what they are. They are clearly designed as overtrousers, with padded knees; perhaps for parachuting?

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    I have just found these in my loft. Apart from the unusual camo pattern, I have no idea what they are.

    They are clearly designed as overtrousers, with padded knees; perhaps for parachuting? They have cargo side pockets, and access pockets on the hips presumably to get at the pockets of the trousers underneath.

    Any help in identifying them would be useful!
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    Looks like italian camo ...

    Gary J.

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    Cheers Gary; any idea what era?

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    they could still be German, when Italy surrendered, Germany took almost all of their
    cammo cloth

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    That italian camo was in use for quite a time, as Crazy Horse has pointed out, the Germans utilised the stocks of this camo towards the end of WW2, ... but the same camo was still used for quite a time after.
    No doubt there is a specialist here somewhere which can clear up the time frame of these trousers ..

    Regards

    Gary J.

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    Quote by Gary J View Post
    That italian camo was in use for quite a time, as Crazy Horse has pointed out, the Germans utilised the stocks of this camo towards the end of WW2, ... but the same camo was still used for quite a time after.
    No doubt there is a specialist here somewhere which can clear up the time frame of these trousers ..

    Regards

    Gary J.
    Gary is right, I don't even know if they are para pant's. I know an old man in new Brunswick Canada that has some Italian cammo, he sews his own stuff, he made me an action cover for my mauser, even used the old type cup buttons, he is good , could make a good faker

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    These trousers have been in my family loft for 40+ years!

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    Quote by BritishHelmetSeller View Post
    These trousers have been in my family loft for 40+ years!
    wow they are in good shape, I just said I didn't know if they were para is I'm a newb.

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    i believe para trouser had a large cargo pocket on the front of the left leg,,,this doesnt look to have that feature,so i would say they are what they are,..a pair of camo overpants,,,

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    These are post war issue trousers, 1960's/1970's.

    Cheers, Ade.

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