Extremely rare original SOE / OSS Jumpsuit or ‘Striptease suit’
Extremely rare, original British made Jumpsuit for use with the British SOE (Special Operations Executive) or US OSS(Office of Strategic Services). These jumpsuits, nick named ‘Striptease suits’ were worn on top of civilian clothing by secret agents dropped over occupied territory. These suits were to be worn during the jump and immediately discarded after. These coveralls are made in a heavy duck with hand screened camouflage pattern. Most of these rare coveralls found post war use as tank coveralls where the back pad pouch on the back was removed and a hood added which is the case here. The hood would be easily restored back by removal. This is a used example in good condition with three of its original zippers. The zippers are all original to the piece, with 3 pull tabs. The zippers are in good working condition. There is not another one on the market today where they are only rarely offered. For sure one of the most rare items I’ve ever had the chance to offer. A museum piece!
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