An original pair of British Army officer's whipcord breeches which were made by 'Hawkes & Co' around the time of the Great War.
These breeches belonged to the same original owner as the Great War period tunic also listed under the stock code of 55293. They are typical of Great War construction with a high rise waist, voluminous thighs and tight fitting around the calves. They fasten with buttons at the front with more buttons for braces whilst the calf openings fasten with laces. They are cut from a khaki coloured whipcord which was the popular colour in the latter part of the War as opposed to the light colour seen in the pre-war and early war years. Leather belt loops are fitted around the waist and there is a cinch-back belt and buckle which is typical of the period. All of the buttons feature the maker's name of 'Hawkes & Co'. The lining materials used inside the trousers are typical of the Edwardian era and help to date these breeches to being from the early part of the 20th Century.
The breeches will suit around a 31" waist depending on desired fit and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 15 3/4"
Rise - 14 1/2"
Rear rise - 23"
Inside leg - 20 1/2"
Outside leg - 35"
Cuff - 6"
Calf - 7"
The breeches are in good condition for their age and display well. They look to be wearable with no serious damage or flaws. There are some signs of wear and age but overall they are in good condition. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this item is approximately 100 years old and has some small flaws commensurate with age.
A nice original pair of First World War period breeches in good condition.