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WD291 1937 Denim BD Battledress Jacket by Kay Canvas

1937 Denim BD Battledress Jacket by Kay Canvas
1937 Denim BD Battledress Jacket by Kay Canvas 1937 Denim BD Battledress Jacket by Kay Canvas 1937 Denim BD Battledress Jacket by Kay Canvas 1937 Denim BD Battledress Jacket by Kay Canvas

1937 Pattern Denim Battle Dress Jacket by Kay Canvas

This Denim BD jacket has been made like the originals using the correct coarse weave of denim fabric which has a green/ white fleck mixed together rather than vat dyed to olive green, this can been seen more clearly when you see the inside which is an off white. To finish this suit of Kay Canvas have used original vegetable fat buttons.

Denim clothing was originally designed as work wear and was worn as a two piece outfit over the normal wool BD to keep it clean when doing dirty work. denim BD had removeable buttons, buckles  and no permanent badges so could be cleaned easily  could be cleaned easily .

Denim battledress was issued to the LDV when they were formed in 1940 as no other uniforms were available in quantity until they could produce wool BD latter in the war. The LDV worn an arm band on the Denim but  latter on the name  was changed by Winston Churchill to the Home Guard and then besides an arm band Home Guard titles and District numbers were sewn onto the clothing.

 Denim BD  was also to be  found popular with soldiers fighting in Italy1943 and latter in Northwest Europe were denim was more comfortable than Wool.

1937 Denim Jacket  by Kay Canvas

  • Denim Fabric 
  • 7 original removable BD buttons
  • Pleated pockets
  • Adjustable waist with metal buckle  
  • Hook and eye collar
  • inside pocket 
  • Shoulder Epaulets

 

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