An original pair of 1940s French SNCF Railway worker's trousers in unworn condition.
This type of trousers, along with the matching jacket, was produced in France for a number of years for men working on the SNCF railways. The trousers are typical of chore jackets from this period being made from a heavy duck cotton canvas and featuring a high rise waist and wide leg. Whilst French blue was the most popular colour for work jackets and trousers, these railway items were made in a light brown and are instantly recognisable as SNCF. The trousers feature a separate waistband with belt loops and a button fly which are more details common to the period. To the rear of the trousers is a cinch-back belt and buckle which is usually associated with pre-war made trousers. Around the inside of the waistband there are more buttons to which braces can be attached.
The trousers are a large size which will suit up to a 36" waist depending on desired fit. When laid flat they measure -
Waist - 18"
Rise - 15"
Rear rise - 19 1/2"
Inside leg - 30"
Outside leg - 42 1/2"
Cuff - 9 1/2"
The trousers are in excellent condition with no signs of previous wear or use. Overall they display extremely well but are a vintage item so may have small flaws commensurate with age.
A nice original pair of French work trousers in a great colour and with some excellent period details.
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