1952 Canadian battledress pants

These vintage pants were made by the Maritime Pant Mfg. Co Ltd. on July 25, 1952 for the Canadian Navy. They are marked size 15, for a height between 5’11” and 6′ with a waist between 37-38 inches and a breech between 43-44″. They are marked with the broad arrow.

Waist (side to side): 18-1/2″ (doubled = 37″)
Outseam: 45″
Inseam: 31″
Rise: 14″

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Vanson Leathers bones chaps

These chaps were made by Vanson Leathers of Boston, MA. They are made of heavyweight cowhide with stitched leather bones. They have single piece legs with full length zippers, a seven snap front, and an adjustable lace up back. Vanson sizes their chaps by thigh size, these are tagged a 23″ thigh.

Minimum waist (side to side): 17″, doubled = 34″. Remember that this measurement should be taken overtop your pants, and that with the lace up back, these can adjust as large as needed.
Outseam: 41″

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1960s Harley Davidson leather pants

These vintage pants were made in the 1960s for Harley-Davidson. They are made of heavyweight black leather with an absolutely killer grain. They have a double snap waistband, heavy jacket size Conmar zipper fly and diamond pull zipper pockets.

Waist (side to side): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Outseam: 47-1/2″
Inseam: 35″
Rise: 12-1/2″

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Levis LVC 1933 501XX jeans reproduction review

I bought these Levis LVC 1933 501XX jeans in December of 2012.  They’re made from denim from the Cone Mills and were made in Turkey. A little over two and a half years on, they’re still hanging on, barely.  I’ve worn them pretty hard in that time.  In the wood shop, metal shop, while doing construction, while building architectural models, etc.  So they’ve had a rough life.  That said, they’ve still worn out faster than any other pair of jeans I have owned.  They’ve worn through in the crotch, knees, thighs and seat.  A rivet fell out of the pocket fairly early on, the stitching has come undone on about half of the pocket accurate, and there are many spots worn so thin that I’m sure another round of patches is due before too long.  photo Levis.jpg

1930s Western Costume Company Hollywood fringed buckskin pants

These vintage buckskin pants were made in the 1930s, or possibly earlier. They were used by the Western Costume Company of Hollywood California in western movies starting in the 1930s. They are made of buckskin leather, rough side out, with fronge running the length of the outseam. They have one pocket, on the right seam, have a button fly and belt loops. There is a stain on the right leg and on the pocket bag. The main tag has them marked as a size 32×32, but they have been taken in and shortened over the decades, as these were used in countless movies. The main tag has number 38-23_5-2. If the illegible number is a 4, that number, 2345 was the production number for 1936’s The Last of the Mohicans, starring Randolph Scott, in which he wore an identical looking pair of buckskin pants, and in which other characters wore many fringed buckskin costume pieces.

Waist (side to side): 15″ (doubled = 30″)
Outseam: 36″
Inseam: 25″
Rise: 11″

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1940s brown sanforized shorts

These vintage cotton twill shorts were made in the 1940s. They have piped side seams, single pleats, an attached belt, front coin/key pocket and a single rear pocket. They are Sanforized and have a button fly.

Waist (side to side): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Outseam: 14-1/2″
Inseam: 3-1/2″

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