A rare pair of original French Army demobilised servicemen's trousers which date from the 1920s.
These trousers were produced in the 1920s for French soldiers and issued to them when they left the army. They would have also been issued with a matching three button jacket at the same time which formed a suit which in theory set them up for civilian life.
The trousers are made from a khaki green coloured wool serge material which is similar to the material used for British uniforms during the Great War. They are cut in a typically Edwardian manner with a flat front and narrow leg which help to give them a classic early 20th Century silhouette. Straight slash pockets are located to each hip and feature a typical pointed stitch detail as is often found on French workwear from this era. The rear of the trousers features a long cinch-back belt and buckle which fastens with a double pronged metal buckle. All the buttons are stamped metal examples which are marked 'Equipment Militaries' as were used on French military clothing from the Victorian period through into the 1950s. The interior features khaki coloured glazed cotton lining sections which are typical of the era.
The trousers will suit a 32" waist and when laid flat they measure -
Waist - 16"
Rise -12 1/2
Rear rise - 18"
Inside leg - 29 1/2"
Outside leg - 41"
Cuff - 8 1/2"
The trousers are in worn condition with plenty of signs and age. There are no serious flaws or damage and they are still wearable and have a great look to them. There is a small loss of stitching to the rear as illustrated in picture 13 but aside from this there are no structural flaws.
A rare pair of French military trousers which are a great cut and have some excellent details.