A scarce pair of original 1950s Black of Greenock mountaineering trousers in good condition.
These trousers were produced alongside the blacks of greenock standard anorak which was the forerunner to the British Army Cadet Smock. The anorak is now hard to find but the trousers are arguably even rarer as most were worn out with us.
Like the smock, these trousers are made from a green coloured tight weave cotton and are typically utilitarian in design. They are designed as an overtrouser so do not have a fly but do feature belt loops around the waist. The bottom of each leg features a narrow cuff and cotton webbing ties which suggests they were intended to be worn with boots. The seat features a large reinforcing panel which is illustrated in picture 6. Inside the trousers the original label is still present and features the classic graphics used during this period and the maker's name of 'Blacks' with 'Greenock' underneath.
When laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 19"
Rise - 16"
Rear rise - 19"
Inside leg - 31 1/2"
Outside leg - 44 1/2"
The trousers are in good condition with signs of wear and use. There are no serious flaws or damage aside from a coupe of small holes towards the bottom of the legs which are illustrated in the pictures. Overall they display well and are still very wearable but please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that they are a vintage, pre-owned item which have some small flaws commensurate with age.
A hard to find pair of original trousers from a prestigious and collectable maker.