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Vintage Combat Shorts

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Product Ref: 01986.   Civilian Issue - NewCivilian Issue - New
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Further Information
Further Information
  • Authentic military specifications
  • Stonewashed 100% cotton for extra softness
  • Vintage cut
  • 6 reinforced pockets
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Button fly
  • High tension worn stitching
These vintage army cargo shorts are knee length and have the US vintage paratrooper cut in 100% lightweight cotton for comfort. Their pre-washed finish gives them a very cool look. They also feature adjustable drawstring waist and 6 reinforced pockets, including 2 large cargo pockets. These are our most fashionable combat shorts at a great price!
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Q & A's
Q & A's
Q: hi, whats the inside leg measures from the bottom of the crotch to the bottom of the hem on a size 36? thanks
A: The length is approximately 11 inches.
Q: Could you tell me the largest width belt these will take please, assuming each colour is same size.
A: I would say a belt that's approx 2 1/4 inches would fit through the belt loops of these shorts this is an approximate measurement i have not taken into account getting a buckle through the loops only the belt itself.
Q: what is the inside leg measurement waist size 30" and the overall size top of waist to bottom of leg
A: The inside leg measurement for a size 30" pair of shorts is approximately 11". and full length from waist to bottom of leg 23".
Q: Can you give the approx overall length of the small (30 waist) please?
A: The length of the small size shorts when measured from the waist to the bottom of the hem is approximately 23.5".
Q: what size is medium?
A: Medium is a 34" waist.
Q: I want to order a pair of your shorts and wanted to ask if the pictures match the colour i would recieve?
A: As with all products there may be slight variations in colour due to a number of factors but they will be very similar to that pictured.
Q: do u do up to size 42
A: Sorry, only up to size 40.
Q: what is the waist size in cm/mm for sizes "32" and "34"
A: The size 32" shorts would be equal to approximately 82cm and the 34" size 87cm.
Q: Do you have this item in a 28 waist
A: Sorry, these only go down to a 30 waist.
Q: Will the colour, pattern and shade be EXACTLY as shown in the photo?
A: As with most products, some variations in shading etc can occur, especially with the lighter coloured shorts.
Q: Can you please confirm the length from waist band to bottom of leg on a pair of 32 inch waist.
A: The length of these from waistband to bottom of hem measures approximately 23.5 inches.
Q: Is the "sand" colour of vintage combat shotrs desert cammo?
A: Sand is just a plain sand colour. US Tri-color camouflage is the desert camo pattern.
Q: Do you have any of these shorts in a larger size (44") in stock, if not can they be ordered?
A: Sorry, these are only available up to a 40 inch waist.
Q: Could you let me know the length of the inside leg
A: The inside leg is approx 12"
Q: What brand are these shorts? aplha? rothco? I want them, but I need to know the brand
A: They are branded as "Surplus Tex"
Q: Please could you let me know the width of these trousers, not the waist size but the width at the lowest part/end. The reason for me asking is that I will use them for cycling therefore sufficient space is required for the movement of the legs.
A: The width at the bottom hem of a size 34 pair is approx 12 inches.
Q: Are the shorts small or large fitting?
A: These shorts tend to come up large.
Q: Which colour are the camouflage shorts that look white and grey?
A: Those are the urban camo.
Q: Hello, Can you confirm the colour name of your vintage cargo shorts on the far right? Many thanks Neil
A: It is the Tri-colour camouflage.
Q: Which vintage shorts on your site are the urban camo please?
A: They are the grey and white ones.
Q: Is "urban camouflage" the black/grey camouflage?
A: Yes.
Q: How long are the shorts in length in cm please?
A: The overall length is 24 inches
Q: How do i order the sand camo type shorts as you only state sand colour which could mean the plain one? And the same with the green camo! As i am interested in the sand camo the end one of the colour types. If i ordered sand you mite send me the plain!
A: The "sand camo" is actually the "tri-colour" in the list. The "green camo" is referred to as "woodland camo" in the list. You can view examples of all camouflage patterns in our camouflage article
Q: Is the shorts shown as the main pic, the tri color or woodland camo type?
A: They are woodland camo.
Reviews (any views expressed are solely those of the reviewer)
Reviews
Best online retailer
I don't normally buy clothing online due to differing sizes in products, but i most certainly will be using mean & green again, the shorts are spot on, great fit and sturdy. delivery took only a couple of days. thanks
Pros: none
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Kris in Manchester

Great srevice
Good comms, good service, shorts are a great product and an excellent price. Would recommend and will be buying other colours
Pros: Great pair of shorts
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Abdy in Surrey

Heavy duty shorts
32" was too small for comfort, just. 34" that I bought is comfortable with a belt but this isn't the only trouser/shorts I have this prob with. plenty of pockets, fabric feels heavy, which is great as it's gonna take a battering.
Pros: Sized a little large, Value for money
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels large
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Liam in Chester

Success!!
I've been looking for shorts like this for almost a year now that would give me the same comfort, fit and durability that my old cut-off cargos did to take on a year long trip around the world. Just this week I've been through 3 crap orders from other sites for other brand shorts. Unlike the other flimsy, ill-fitting shorts, these are heavy duty, well fitting and fall just below the knee; just how I like them. I usually wear a 30" and so placed an order for the same and the fit is perfect. Can't fault em.
Pros: Style, Fit, Heavy weight
Cons: None as of yet
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by MDK in Isle of Man

Perfect shorts for circuit training
I looked everywhere on the High Street for shorts like these .. robust, drawstrings top and bottom, plenty of pockets, just above knee height, cool look. Could I find any? Thank goodness for the interwebs and, more specifically, Mean and Green. These shorts are perfect for working out. The cut is loose enough that I can practice kick boxing with a heavy bag without being restricted, but not so loose that the shorts look baggy. The waist drawstring means I don't have to use a belt (you don't want a metal buckle sticking in you when doing floor exercises) and the deep pockets hold my mp3 player. The urban camo design looks great and the material and stitching looks as if it should last a number of years. Depending on the cut, trousers I wear vary between 30" and 32" waists (but mostly 30"). Another reviewer mentioned waist size, so I ordered the 32" shorts. They fit me perfectly. I'll tick "sizing is about right", but my normal size would have been just a bit tight.
Pros: Great design (urban camo), Button fly, Drawstrings, Robust construction, Ideal cut for exercise
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Mark in Maidstone, Kent

Awesome Quality! Awesome Service!!
My first purchase from M&G but having received the goods and experienced the quality, I know that it won't be my last. In fact, I have just placed another order! Heavy duty material that I am sure will last me for years. Great style, great fit and lots of pockets. What more can I say?
Pros: Great Style, Good workmanship, Quality materials, Lots of pockets
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Frank Summers in Somerset

Great pair
I ordered these 2 days ago expecting 3 to 4 working days for delivery got them in 2 working days witch was great. the shorts was a little bigger than i expected witch is not a problem (glad i didn't get a bigger size) overall great quality just what i wanted for my hols. will order more in the future
Pros: Will last a long time, Very tough and strong
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Gordon in Nottingham

A1 shorts
I've been wearing these shorts for years, 7 days a week 11 months a year. The best shorts on the planet. Life won't be the same without them.
Pros: Last a life time
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Dennis Walsh in Harrow Weald, Middlesex

Great shorts
Ordered the us tri colour , very quick delivery next day. Shorts are so comfortable and look really good. Wanted the woodland camouflage but were sold out in 34 . Look as thoe these will last a long time well pleased.
Pros: Practicle with lots of pockets, Not seen anyone else wearing, So comfortable, Thick hard wearing material, Lots of colours
Cons: None so far
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by John in Durham

Great quality
Mine were delivered yesterday after only 1 day! Excellent pair of shorts. Quality material, look like they will last a long time and take a lot of punishment. Very comfortable.
Pros: Hard wearing, Quality build, Good fit
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Shaun in London

Great Quality
These shorts are great quality for the price, the colour is a little darker than the web images and as someone else mentioned they come up tightish, i'm a 36 usually and a 38 fits me great!
Pros: Colour, Quality, Design
Cons: Sizing comes up small
Sizing: Feels small
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Bradsdad in St Neots, Cambs

V F M
Ordered shorts off web, had done a lot of browsing when mean and green popped up. I normally pay between 30 -50 for decent camo"s . Opted for the Urban camo, arrive 3 days later ,fit nicely ,quality material . Will definitely be having more and recomending to friends
Pros: Comfortable
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Fletch in Bristol

These don't disapopoint
Bought similar shorts in the past but they're not a patch on these. I love them so much I came back and bought another 2 pairs!
Pros: Loads of pockets, Comfortable, Well made, Range of colours
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Colin D in Staines

Good shorts one problem
Shorts look bang on just like it says on the tin only problem is top button and first fly button missing
Pros: none
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Follow-up by Meanandgreen: Sorry to hear that Richard, if you'd like to return the shorts to us we'll get them replaced for you.
Reviewed by Richard in Rotherham

Quality Service & Products
Good quality and look like they will last forever. There was a problem with the delivery but once informed a replacment was sent and arrived in a couple of days. Good customer service Thank you
Pros: Great service, Value for money, Comfortable
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Robert in South London

Nice good quality shorts as expected
Good quality, comfortable and now going to buy another pair.
Pros: Good length, Heavy duty, Nice fit
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Andy in Paignton

Check your size carefully
These are excellent shorts, very comfortable, fit just past the knee and feel like there are built to last. The sizes are tight though. 36inches for example is the measurement for the material used not the button position and as such if you're borderline between one size and another I'd recommend the larger size to be safe and use a belt. Very good quick service from MeanandGreen, thanks.
Pros: Strong buttons, Nice camo pattern, Thickness, Build quality
Cons: Tight sizes
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Paul in Bristol

Brilliant
Would like to say the Vintage Camouflage Shorts are Brilliant even to the sand left in the pockets and pebbles. Also thanks for the very good service
Pros: none
Cons: none
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by JMTingay in UK

Just the Job
These came this morning and they fit just right.
Pros: Hard wearing, Comfortable
Cons: Very shallow back pockets
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Anntonio in Yorkshire

Best shorts ever
I bought these a while ago now and they've been perfect since the day they arrived. Made from great quality material, very comfortable. I even use them for rock climbing because they dont chafe or pinch and they're even a bit strechy when they need to be. Brilliant product. I'll probably get another pair
Pros: Good value, Look great, Tough, Lightweight
Cons: There are none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Mark in Rotherham

Perfect
Just received my urban camo shorts, very good quality, perfect fit, 10 out of 10.
Pros: none
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Mrdave in Birkenhead, Merseyside

Excellent
I've owned a pair of these for 4 years and they still look as good as new. I seem to live in them in the summer months. They are 'heavy duty' but with that comes long lasting and rugged. Just ordered another 2 pairs and arrived 2 days later, so excellent service as well. Can't recommend these shorts enough, a great price also.
Pros: Good value, Look great, Long lasting
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Dazzyf in Stevenage

Brilliant!
Received two pairs of these today (black & urban camo) they are by far the best fitting shorts I've ever owned, the build quality is amazing and for the price, easily they best on the web. Super happy with my purchase, will be coming back here again and again.
Pros: Unbelievable Price, Quality Materials, Perfect fit
Cons: None
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by James in Lancashire

Better than the rest
Just bought some shorts for my hols coming up and just loved them straight away. I've always felt uncomfortable in shorts I've had previously, but straight away these were just a perfect fit and they look fantastic and unlike any others I've seen.
Pros: 6 colours to choose from, Original look, Fit really well
Cons: Buttons not velcro on pockets
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Monsterdave in Bristol

Great but big
When I received the shorts, i was excited. Great strong material. Very popular. What I didn't realise is, they would be long on me as I'm not that tall. Doesn't matter though because I wear them as 3/4's.
Pros: Great quality, Strong Material
Cons: Bit long for me
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Ruby in Bilston

My fave shorts!
Bought a pair of the woodland camo ones for a holiday trip. Wore them non-stop the whole time I was away. When I got back I bought 2 more pairs in other colours. These are the most comfortable shorts I've ever owned. And they look pretty damn fashionable too! I highly recommend them.
Pros: Strong pockets, Heavy weight material
Cons: Buttons can be bit stiff
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Sam in Belfast

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