This pair of vintage hunting breeches was made in the early to mid 1930s by Woolrich. These pants feature the earliest Woolrich tag variant I’ve been able to find, used in the early 1930s, and still bearing the John Rich and Bros. name. While most companies did not put zippers into pants until a big advertising push by Talon in the late 1930s, these were made with a zipper fly and zip-up legs. All three zippers are heavy fan-shaped versions with a pin lock. In addition to the zippers, the ends of the breeches lace up. The pants have the early style metal suspender buttons with the “All Wool” text cast in. Later, Woolrich would switch over to plain suspender buttons. Someone has enlarged the waist of these, using heavy duck canvas, of the type used on tents and other hunting garments. They have also added a knit section from the waistband by the left pocket down to the center seam, the purpose of which I have been unable to determine. The breeches have a reinforced seat and knees and buttoned, flapped rear pockets.
These vintage baseball pants are made of gray wool flannel. They have a button fly, tunneled belt loops, stitched ventilation grommets in the crotch, and piped side seams. The back pocket has a decorative pleat.
These vintage pants are made of heavy brown cotton duck. They have a button fly and a stitched seat reinforcement. They have been somewhat crudely hemmed, and I do not believe there is much to be let out.
Waist: 20″ (doubled = 40″)
These jeans were made by Ralph Lauren Polo. Their style in influenced heavily by the workwear styles of the 1920s and 1930s They are lightweight chambray with mother of pearl buttons. They have a button fly, suspender buttons and a buttoned rear pocket. There is a watch pocket with a keyhole buttonhole to but a t-bar watch chain through. They have plaid cotton pocketbags, a triple stitched inseam, and a lightly distressed finish, with faint “ink splatter”. They are tagged a size 34×32, but measure a 36×32.
These vintage leather breeches were part of an American GI’s estate, a bring-back from the war. They are leather with a sheepskin lining, designed for cold weather usage. I’m not sure whether they were intended for motorcycle or for aviation usage. Distinctively German yoked front. Fishtail back. Broadfall design with buttons on the hips. Back adjuster belt, button calves. The back cinch belt is broken, and there is some damage to the leather at the crotch and at the back, but overall, these are in very solid shape.
These vintage wool trews are Scottish army issue, made in England in 1947. They are tagged a size 9, with a waist of 34 to 35 inches, and an inseam of 31-1/2″, but have been let out to a waist of 36″ and an inseam of 28. They have a fishtail back, suspender buttons and no back pockets. They are extremely havyweight wool.
These vintage riding breeches are British army issue. They are wool with chamois patches on the inside thighs. Button fly, exterior suspender buttons, and a thigh pocket. No rear pockets. Broad arrow stamp inside. They measure 7″ across (14″ diameter) at the knee. They don’t look as though they saw much use, but have some moth damage from storage. They are size 32×27
These vintage racing pants are brown with yellow racing stripes. They have padded quilted knees and hips. The front has a riveted belt. All zippers are Robin brand. There is a label, but it has worn clean, and is illegible. Waist: 16″ (doubled = 32″)Inseam: 26″ (meant to be worn with boots)
Vintage chaps with El Paso lettering. Saddlebag style pockets with leather knot closure. Great detailing, with creme colored leather and red lettering. Wonderful patina and grain. Star conchos, riveted pockets.