An original pair of linen summer trousers made in the late 1940s or early 1950s.
These trousers are typical of those worn in the summer months by men in Great Britain in the post-war period. They are made from a lightweight linen material which is a beige colour - much lighter than the khaki drill items made for the military. In keeping with the period, the trousers are cut with a high rise waist and wide leg. They feature a button fly, twin pleated front, waist adjusters and a ticket pocket. The slash pockets at the hip are angled as is common in the post-war period and belt loops are positioned around the waist.
The trousers will suit someone of around a 31" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat measures -
Waist - 15 1/2"
Rise - 13 1/2"
Rear rise - 17 1/2"
Inside leg - 29 1/2"
Outside leg - 41"
Cuff - 10 3/4"
The trousers are in good condition and have clearly been well looked after. They show only some signs of wear although there are some marks and stains. There is also a period repair to the leg as shown in picture 6. Overall they are very wearable but please bear in mind that these are vintage, pre-worn trousers which are not in perfect condition.
A nice pair of summer trousers with typical period details.