An original pair of British made tan Bedford cord breeches dating from the late Edwardian period to the 1920s.
This style of breeches was popular for a number of years and were worn for various sporting and country pursuits as well as by the military. They are made from a khaki tan coloured bedford cord material as was often used for breeches due to its hard wearing nature. They feature a 'fal[ front' which was a design which became popular in the 19th Century and was still being made into the middle of the 20th Century. It is considered a traditional style but is rare to see today. The flap fastens with buttons and more buttons are positioned around the top of the breeches to which braces can be attached. Suede reinforcement patches are found to the inside of each leg which is yet another common trait found on British made breeches. The lining materials are also typical of those used on early Breeches.
The breeches will suit around a 34" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 17 1/4"
Rise - 14"
Rear rise - 20"
Inside leg - 25"
Outside leg - 38"
Calf - 6 1/2"
Cuff - 5 1/2"
The overall condition of the breeches is good and they look to be very wearable. There is some staining and some small holes as is evident in the pictures but on the whole they are sound. Please take time to study the pictures and bear in mind that they are a vintage, pre-owned item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A nice original pair of early men's breeches which would look equally good paired with a British officer's uniform or civilian clothes.