Scarce Original WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Tropical Short Pants nicely MARKED. The distinctive thin light all cotton Japanese Army tropical short pants with the waist tie straps still attached. These were widely worn in the Pacific but today much harder to find than the tropical long pants. These are a nice mustard green color with an interesting contrasting darker color green on the right inside waist band and fly similar to the treatment on the collars of the tropical shirt. The large production stamps are still visible on the left pocket and are a clear black ink.
I have turned the pants inside-out in some images to show this and the construction. The green color waist ties are intact. It may be unworn or just lightly worn. The only flaw I see are two tiny clean cuts on the outside left legs, hardly noticeable and shown in a close-up as the last image. The pants have some wrinkles but no stains that I can see and are clean.Mike Hewitt on pages 188 and 196 in Uniforms and Equipment of the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II depicts these pants. They also illustrated on page 96 in Agustin Saiz book HEITAI. These were extensively worn in the Pacific theater BUT ARE VERY HARD TO FIND TODAY being much scarcer than the full length thin construction tropical pants and are a MUST for any WW2 collection of the Pacific War. It took me many years of collecting to finally find this pair! This item is from my personal collection of many years. Other items will be listed over the coming weeks. Photos taken in natural sunlight without enhancement. Please note that this sale is final with no return. I only use US Postal Service. Thank you for your understanding. Keywords: WWII, World War Two, Field Gear, Pacific War, IJA , IJN. The item "Scarce Original WWII Imperial Japanese Army IJA Tropical Short Pants MARKED" is in sale since Sunday, February 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Other Japanese WWII Orig Items". The seller is "federaleagle" and is located in Wagontown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.