An original pair of men's morning stripe trousers made by 'McLaren' of Glasgow in the late 1940s to early 1950s.
This style of trousers was worn with morning dress which was highly popular in the UK in the first half of the 20th Century. With its roots firmly in the Victorian period; by the 1940s morning dress had moved with the times and usually consisted of a three button suit jacket, waistcoat and striped trousers. This formal attire was popular with men in various professional roles in towns and cities and would have been a common sight in its day.
The trousers are made from a wool which features a striped pattern in shades of grey. In keeping with the period they are cut with a high rise waist and wide leg. The fly fastens with buttons and more buttons are located around the top of the waist to which braces can be attached. The trousers feature a twin pleated front, slash pockets to the hips and a single pocket to the rear. There is also a ticket pocket below the waistband on the right hip which is a nice period detail.
The trousers will suit someone of around a 34" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat measure -
Waist - 17 1/4"
Rise - 16"
Rear rise - 20"
Inside leg - 32"
Outside leg - 46 1/2"
Cuff - 10 1/4"
The overall condition of the trousers is good with some limited signs of age and wear. Please study the pictures and bear in mind that these are a vintage, pre-worn pair of trousers with small flaws commensurate with age.
A nice pair of 1940s trousers in a great fabric and cut!
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