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Vintage 1940s to 1950s Shorts - RARE Early US Air Force Chambray Blue Cotton Side Button Military Shorts XS

Regular price $119.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $119.00 AUD
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♛Killer vintage shorts -- these pieces of wearable history are EARLY USAF women's regulation wear dating just as the 1940s shifted into the 1950s. They are a crisp chambray blue cotton with white topstitched details and sharp "birdseye" side buttons of celluloid. The lovely pale blue is similar in intent to denim, coordinating with just about anything. Whether you are a vintage purist or you love to mix and match with modern, these shorts are on point and I cannot recommend 'em enough. Truly an ideal cut, color, textile, and silhouette.

•high snug waist
•side button closure w 5 buttons
•tiny front pocket
•full hips
•amazing, pin up-worthy fit

Our shop partner was cool enough to score a large and complete collection of deadstock/unworn early women's military pieces, and these are part of that collection. Most if not all pieces have their original military regulation tags inside. The shorts shown are an example pair only; the pair you will receive is the same style and color. There may be tiny natural variations.

Please use the drop-down menu to select from our currently available sizes, and remember to allow room for fit and ease!

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.


Please note that these would be very easy to alter larger as the rear waist and rear rise feature a generous 2" of extra fabric allowance along the vertical seam, intended for this very purpose. (See photos.) Also, the fabric should relax slightly after they've been on you, much like denim does.

Size 23

Waist about a snug 23" (back waistband measured rim to rim and doubled)
Hips to about 33"/34"
Inseam about 5"
Outseam about 19"
Rise about 15"

Size 24 

Waist about a snug 24" (back waistband measured rim to rim and doubled)
Hips to about 35"/36"
Inseam about 5 1/2"
Outseam about 19"
Rise about 16"


Great vintage shape. These are deadstock, unworn, collectible pieces of military history dating from nearly 70 years ago. Ready to give you another lifetime of wear.

Note: all buttons are present, but do remember that they are held on with thread dating to the era of the shorts and may require eventual reinforcement. We can't warranty vintage, but these are sturdy pieces that were meant to be worn hard!

To keep our price points low, all deadstock military collection pieces are sold as-is with no returns, exchanges, or cancellations, so please check sizing carefully before ordering and ask any questions prior to purchase.

Return & Refund Policy

Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. We want you to be delighted with your purchases from Jumblelaya, and we aim for accuracy and transparency, taking extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.

Monitor color variations, buyer's remorse, shipping delays outside our control, tiny imperfections, and minor signs of wear/age as are normally found in a pre-owned vintage garment do not count as "significantly not as described." 

Please do not ask us to make exceptions to our policies. This is unfair to others and directly impacts our ability to offer friendly and fair retail pricing to all.

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NOTE: items purchased now will be shipped after our return on April 1st. Enjoy our sale discounts now as our thank-you for your patience and patronage!

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Buyers outside the US: we love you! Please be aware, though, that you are responsible for any taxes, VAT, or other fees imposed by your country.

Items returned to us by your postal service for non-payment of taxes will incur re-shipping costs. If you do not pay to reship in a timely manner (10 days or fewer) your order will be considered abandoned and returned to inventory or donated. 

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