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RARE Vintage 1980s does 1940s Deadstock Khaki Cotton Twill Adventure Utility Shorts -- Choose Your Pair!

Regular price $67.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $67.00 CAD
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•Highlights: these pieces of history are from the 80s and have never been worn; wonderful cut mimics classic Hepburn, military drill, and Out of Africa-influenced pieces; slash pockets; rear welt-trimmed hip pocket; full booty; front button fly closures; also cute with cuffs rolled as shown; amazing quality you won't find in modern for this price point

Unworn -- these were marketed and sold alongside military surplus to folks who wanted the look but in a brand new piece :) -- note: there's some minor variation among the original tags, but all are the exact same short

•Colors: less warm-toned than the dress form photos...these are that perfect classic khaki tan

•Fabric(s): twill-woven pure cotton, made in the USA

•Lined: no

•Closures: front button fly

•Designer/Labels: Gung Ho, made in the USA...according to some of the hangtags, they've been around since the 1926 (???)

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


These are the measurements of the garment taken flat and doubled. Be sure to take your waist measurement at the top of the short's rise (center crotch measured up to waist). Add a little wiggle room for a great comfy fit! The belt loops can also be used to add your own belt and nip the waist smaller.

Measure the rise against your body to see where the waist will hit on you, then encircle this area with your measuring tape and add a little room. You can simulate fit of the short's various dimensions by encircling them with the tape using these measurements.

Size 24 

Waist about 24"
Hips about 38"/39"
Inseam about 4"
Rise about 11 1/2"

Size 25

Waist about 25"
Hips about 40"
Inseam about 4"
Rise about 12"

Size 26

Waist about 26"
Hips about 40"/41"
Inseam about 6"
Rise about 12"


Unworn/deadstock with tags. 40+ years old.

I didn't see any visible flaws or issues across this group. On rare occasion it's reasonable that there could be a tiny imperfection or sign of their age, easily missed. I make every effort to inspect and cull out items aren't up to snuff.

Sold as-found and with tags attached. Dry cleaning or laundering is not included in our price, but these can be cared for simply, like any well-made modern piece.


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Please be familiar with vintage clothing and read over our shop policies before purchasing. We are happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing.

Return & Refund Policy

Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



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Items are shipped 2x a week in batches. We are not responsible for delays that happen that are outside of our personal control. 

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Buyer is 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 (7 days) your order will be considered abandoned and returned to inventory or donated. 

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