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WW2 woolly vest JAEGER Vintage 1940s War-time wool clothing UNUSED CC41 utility
WW2 woolly vest JAEGER Vintage 1940s War-time wool clothing UNUSED CC41 utility WW2 woolly vest JAEGER Vintage 1940s War-time wool clothing UNUSED CC41 utility WW2 woolly vest JAEGER Vintage 1940s War-time wool clothing UNUSED CC41 utility

WW2 woolly vest JAEGER Vintage 1940s War-time wool clothing UNUSED CC41 utility


One vintage 1940s ladies' sleeveless vest, "Jaeger" brand. 
This is genuine wartime "utility" clothing, made in Great Britain during the time of clothes rationing in Britain (1941-1949).
This is a long vest, sleeveless.
The colour is a creamy off-white.
The fabric is 100% wool.
There are no laundry instructions - I would suggest hand wash only and dry flat, or else dry clean.
The vest has the official CC41 Utility mark on the front.
During the Second World War, there were restrictions on garment design, to reduce waste, and to make sure that resources could be concentrated on providing necessary supplies for the troops, together with a basic standard of clothing for civilians. The CC41 mark showed that these vests met the wartime economy standards.
Rationing was also in force - people wanting to buy them, would have had to use their clothing ration coupons (as well as paying for the garments).
This was to ensure that everyone had an equal chance of buying necessary clothes, and to prevent hoarding and profiteering.
The other markings say:
SHRINK RESISTING
CC41
L23
JAEGER
ALL WOOL
LONDON
MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN
As you can see, the vest has never been worn.
It is unsold shop stock from the 1940s, and has been in storage at the shop ever since the war.
Size......................Marked as Size W. This is presumably a women's medium size.
Actual bust measurement is 34 inches (unstretched)
Length (shoulder to hem) 33 inches.
Shoulder to shoulder 10 1/2 inches.
Weight 180g.
This garments was made 70 years ago, to wartime economy standards, and was designed to be hard-wearing and cheap rather than comfortable or beautiful.
It is suitable for ladies or for teenage girls.
Condition
UNUSED but SHOP SOILED and with two FLAWS.
This vest is unworn, and in very good condition.
It is unsold shop stock from the 1940s.
It has been properly stored, and is in surprisingly good condition.
It has faded slightly where it was exposed to the light (along the fold lines, as you can see from the photographs).
There are two tiny pinhead-sized holes - one in the front chest, and also a tiny flaw on the edge of one shoulder, at the back.
These appear to be manufacturing flaws (a dropped stitch) rather than later damage, but it is impossible to be certain.
If you wanted to wear the vest, you would need to darn the hole at the front, to make sure it didn't ladder - the shoulder one would probably not need any attention.
In view of its age, if you are thinking of wearing the vest, it will need to be hand-washed or dry-cleaned before use, and treated gently.

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