1st Pattern Smock
First pattern smocks featured a half zip going to the base of the chest, two internal pockets, four external pockets which were secured with brass press studs which were made by the Newey Company. On the back was a "Tail" which hung down while not between the legs as there were no press studs in the
The sleeves were larger at the arm and elbow and then tapered to the wrist and had wool cuff sewn to them. Two shoulder straps were secured by the same plastic buttons found on the Battledress.
When the tail was worn between the legs it was secured by a series of brass press studs manufactured by Newey. There were three rows of two press studs. This was to accommodate for the size and comfort of the wearer. Two waist adjuster press studs are also found, one on each side which can be worn
either snapped or unsnapped.
2nd Pattern Smock
The 2nd pattern like the 1st was non-reversible and windproof
though not waterproof. Second patterns usually had brass half zips whereas the
first pattern had the half steel zip. Air holes were sewn underneath each arm pit for ventilation. A "Tail" was sewn to the back which could also be worn between the legs like the 1st pattern but the 2nd pattern had press studs on the lower back allowing the tail to be secured and worn up. This is one of the big differences between the two patterns.
Second Patterns were of a similar cut to the first, featuring a half zip front. Yet the sleeves of the 2nd pattern were of a looser fit and not tapered to the wrist like the 1st. The 2nd patterns also had in place of the wool cuffs a wrist tab and three buttons which allowed the cuff area to be tightened or worn loosely.