These are miniature, 13" TALL pants. Samples sent out by Big Mac for J.C. Penny's. What a fun piece for an advertising display. If you collect vintage clothing and ESPECIALLY unique denim pieces this is a real find.
The waist measures 7.25" across for a total of 15" around. Even the tag is tiny. There is a quarter in the picture for size perspective.
From the mid 40s these are Salesman's sample indigo denim work pants. Made in miniature right down to the last rivet.
The lady whose estate these came from worked at a J.C. Penny's clothing store during World War II. She told me that the company used these as samples because fabric was rationed. They were sent through the mail; because salesmen were rationed as well.
These are in MINT condition except for some VERY minor oxidation of the snap. They have been in her cedar chest all these years. They are 13" tall on the outside seam.
There are 4 belt loops all top stitched in dark orange thread. The seams are double stitched at the sides and around the pockets, just as the big ones would have been. The pockets are top stitched to imitate the pocket openings. The pockets have rivets both front and back.
The snap closure says "BIG MAC" and it functions fine. This is a rare example of a true sample; just as they were to come from the factory. The FLY has no zipper. I imagine because metal was used for the war effort?
No damage. Tag: PENNY'S / BIG MAC / U.S. Reg. Pat. Off. / Sanforized / shrinkage not in excess of 1%.
These are mint, CLEAN AND FRESH with the deep indigo color and fabric sizing still immaculate. The ONLY thing to mention is the minor oxidation of the snap and a short weave flaw under the right back pocket. Besides being a rare find, these are Little TINY pants!
Item ID: vc978
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