An original pair of men's morning stripe trousers made by 'McLaren' of Glasgow in the 1940s.
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 site 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. The waist of the trousers has been let out at the rear with a contrasting piece of morning striped material which is a nice feature.
The trousers will suit someone of around a 31" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat measure -
Waist - 15 1/2"
Rise - 14 1/2"
Rear rise - 19"
Inside leg - 32"
Outside leg - 45 1/2"
Cuff - 9 1/2"
The overall condition of the trousers is good with some signs of age and wear. There are some moth holes to the crotch as pictured and this has been reflected in the price. 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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