A rare original pair of British work trousers made from cotton drill in the 1950s.
These trousers are typical of those worn by men in Great Britain in the immediate post-war years. Made from a khaki coloured cotton drill (the same as used on British military items worn in the tropics during the same period and chosen for its hard wearing yet light-weight quality) the trousers are cut in the style of the time with a high rise waist and wide legs. The breech is also generous to allow for easy movement. Belt loops are fitted to the waist and the front features twin pleats. The bottom of the legs have turn ups as were still popular in the 1950s and the fly fastens with buttons which is another typical British trait of the period. Another period detail are the waist adjusters found on each side of the trousers. A single rear pocket is located to the rear of the trousers.
When laid flat the trousers measure -
Waist - 19"
Rise - 15"
Rear rise - 18"
Inside leg - 28 1/2"
Cuff - 10 1/2"
The trousers are in well worn condition as can be seen in the pictures. There are various stains and a large hole to the seat. They are a pre-owned pair of vintage work trousers and may have other issues commensurate with age.
Vintage British work trousers are now very hard to find today, making these a real rarity. Whilst the condition is not the best this has been reflected in the price. These would make an excellent addition to any collection!
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