Help ID distressed vintage 118
Picked this cutie up for a song at my local vintage store a few years ago. It was big and loose on me then, and short, so it's been in storage.
Today, after and after buying myself something nice at the sale (P243) I decided to see what was what with this thing.
It's not as loose as it used to be, in fact it fits me pretty well, ;) - but the back length is only 24.25" from seam to bottom, so it's dramatically short... and it doesnt look like it's been altered to be shorter.
It's a size 48, LOT 1858 BNDL 022. I gather this is before the mid-90s based on there isn't a bar code on the lot tag.
I'd like to know if it's possible to narrow the dates any, and also maybe if this was factory distressing or someone's after-market project. It's very thorough, only the back of the small pocket flap seems to have escaped.