dark mint linen trousers 'Jazz' high waist 1930s style
High waist trousers in washed and brushed dark mint 100% ramie linen. Cool but sturdy fabric. Ramie is a fabric very similar to linen, but because it needs less water to grow it is a more sustainable choice. It has the feel and look of a medium weight linen. The 1920s inspired trousers can be worn with braces (suspenders) They have buttons sewn on the inside of the waistband. They also feature two side adjusters with buckles. They have generous pockets made of 100% cotton, and back pockets with flaps and button. The closure is an extra long zipper and a button.
- 100% ramie linen
- adjustment straps on the side
- two side pockets
- two back pockets with flaps
- zipper closure
- button closure on waistband
- buttons on inside waistband for button on suspenders
- pressed fold
Sizes are waist measurements in inches. Measure to be sure, jeans sizes or chinos often have a different size, you should take 1 or 2 sizes larger. When measuring the waist, make sure you measure high enough, just below the ribs is the right place. Take a measuring tape or cord and pull it tight enough to be comfortable. Or use a belt that you fasten and measure it to find the right size.
Instructions on how to measure can be found HERE
The inside leg length of the trousers is 33 inches, which may seem short, but is equivalent to 36-inch jeans. There is also plenty of fabric in the cuff. To lengthen or shorten, consult my blog for DIY or find a tailor near you who can help. They usually charge around €15 to €20 for it. Before shortening them, I recommend washing them first. Although I test my fabrics for shrinkage, this may be different in a different machine, hardness of water, different detergent, etc. Always leave enough fabric to lengthen them if needed.
CARE AND MATERIAL:
Main fabric 100% ramie-linen, pockets 100% cotton. Machine wash cold with mild detergent with similar colours, let dry, do not bleach, iron on medium-high heat. More info about Ramie on the bottom of this page
WHAT IS RAMIE?
Ramie, pronounced ray-me, is one of the oldest plant based fibers known. It was used already 6000 years ago. Egyptians used it for burial shrouds. In China and Southern Asian textile industry it is known to be used for ages. The plant is related to the nettle family, and the fiber is much like flax, linen and hemp. Ramie is not a water-intensive crop, and it does not consume nearly as much water as cotton. Also the plant is naturally resistant to bacteria, rot, fungi, and other pests, farmers can grow it without pesticides or insecticides. It is not perfect, still chemicals are needed to produce fabric from the plant. But all in all it is a much more sustainable choice then cotton.
The fabric for these trousers is from Nooteboom fabrics in The Netherlands
care: Machine wash cold or by hand with mild detergent with similar colours, leave to dry, do not bleach, iron medium heat with steam.