A Jazz Age summer classic, these ultra-soft late 1920s linen plus fours feature a tattersall check in off-white and charcoal.
With 2” wide adjustable (2 button) bands at the bottom of the legs, they have a flat front with hidden 4 button fly, and 2 onseam hip pockets and one back welt pocket. Lovingly (and very competently) homesewn, their pockets hold a charming surprise: Fronts, made of the tattersall check linen, backed with Jack Frost sugar feedsack fabric (photos #6 and 7).
Very good condition, with a tea-colored streak inside the back waistband, a smudge near the left side belt loop, and a handful of faint grey flecks near the front cuff and on the knee of the left leg (photo 8); none of these issues is at all conspicuous or detracts from the bright, clean presentation. In addition, though the buttons are all period, they are a mismatched set of wood, shell, and early plastic; as the pants were acquired with them, they were likely replacements added by the original owner.
Measurements are: Waist 25”, hip 34”, leg openings 6.5”inseam 17”, outseam 28”, and rise 11”. The smaller size they will work equally well for a male youth or a slender woman.
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