UK Oversuit Tank Crew Size 7 – lot 0214

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  • Buyer's premium 16.5 % of the hammer price and VAT according General Conditions
  • Location: Nederweert The Netherlands
  • Estimated Price: Euro 150,- Euro 200,-

Replica British Army Tank Suit Size 7

History / Summary
This is a perfect copy of the WW-II 'Oversuit, Tank Crews, Without Hood' in Size 7.
This pattern of tank suit was worn by various armoured units in the later part of the Second World War and during the post-War period.
These suits were issued to British Troops in the winter of 1944-45 to a variety of armoured units and feature heavily in photographs of the period. They were often referred to as 'Zoot Suits' at the time and in the post-war years as the 'Pixie Suit'. They also saw issue post-war and manufacture carried on at intervals.

The suit is typical of tank suits and features the manufacturers label.
It states:
• Size 7’
• Height 6ft 1/6ft 2 ins
• Breast 44-46 ins
• Waist 40-42
• Leg seam 35 ins
• Manufacturd from What Price Glory (India)

The suit features ‘Swift’ brand zippers to the front and a ‘Flash’ branded zipper to close the fly, all of which all function well. The waist belt fastens with a steel buckle of the same design used on wartime battledress jackets.

The suit is in excellent condition. It’s a taylor made version produced in 2018/2019. Far mor comfortable to wear that a original model!