1940s trousers in drab orange black tweed
High waist trousers vintage style with pleated front in a very special tweed. Up close you can clearly see the orange and black threads, but from further away it looks like brown olive green khaki. These vintage style trousers are made after original 1940s pattern. They have buttons on the inside of the waistband for braces or suspenders. The wool is woven in a melange weave in a nice mix of colours; olive greens and a tiny amount of bright orange together make a stunning fabric. The trousers have a pleated front, extreme high waist with extra long zipper for closure. Two generous side pockets and welted back pockets with pocket flaps. The trousers have a small change pocket in the front that closes with a small flap and button to keep your pocket watch, car keys or other small items safe. We made a few matching waistcoats as well.
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Pair these trousers with a vintage knit sweater or turtle neck for a sporty look, or with spear point dress shirt with tie and mix and match waistcoat an jacket. Ideal for a stroll in the country side, a vintage event like a picnic, vintage car show or just for daily life. A matching waistcoat is available
Beautiful wool blend brown drab olive
inward pleats in front
two side pockets
two pockets with flaps at the back
waistband with belt loops
small watch pocket in front with flap and button
The sizes are measurements of the waist in inches. To be sure please measure, jeans sizes or chino's are often sized differentl, you made need to size up 1 or 2 sizes. When measuring the waist, make sure you measure high enough, just below the ribs is the right place. Take a tape measure or cord and pull it tight enough that it is comfortable. Or use a belt that you fasten to the right size and measure that to find the right size. Instructions on how to measure can be found HERE
The inseam of the trousers is 33 inch, that may seam short but corresponds with 36 inch jeans. There is also plenty of fabric in the turn ups. To lengthen or shorten ask for my blog for DIY or find a tailor near you to help. Usually they ask about €15 to €20 for it. Before shortening them, my advise is to wash them first. Though I test my fabrics on shrinkage, It might be different in a different machine, hardness of the water, different detergent etc. Always leave enough fabric to lengthen them if necessary.
MATERIAL AND CARE:
Fabric: 50% Wool /30% Polyester /20% Cotton, pockets 100% Cotton
Wool is dirt-repellent by nature. Brush off the trousers and hang them in the fresh air. Occasionally freshen up with a (hand) steamer. If you really must, you can wash it cold, by hand and a detergent suitable for wool. Spin it gently. Pull it back into shape a little when still wet, dry flat
The wool used for these trousers are sp called 'end of line' meters. Often smaller quantities are left over from production. I am always searching for fabrics and this was a lucky find. Just enough to make a size range.