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    SEEKING: High-waisted brown trousers




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    I have some vintage dark blue and black trousers in a similar fit, but finding brown ones is proving really, really and frustratingly difficult. Any time a suit with trousers in this cut come up on Ebay, I'm always outbid...

    Anyone know where I can source a good, reasonably priced repro pair?

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    Get 2.25 yards of brown wool gab or regular gab fabric. Order a pattern from evadress.com, and make them.

    If you have never sewn before, start with a pair of pyjamas and work your way up. Believe me, it will be worth it in the end, and you wont spend $200 on a pair.

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    There's a couple of links in this recent thread that may be useful.

    Old Town do high-risers in brown serge. They look similar to the ones in the pic.

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    I haven't bought from them yet, but this looks like what you're looking for: http://www.old-town.co.uk/products/highrise.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creeping Past
    There's a couple of links in this recent thread that may be useful.

    Old Town do high-risers in brown serge. They look similar to the ones in the pic.
    Oooh... Old Town looks perfect! Probably *slightly* above my budget, but it looks like they'll be worth splashing on.

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    Think these would do the job? Or too "cowboy"?

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    Do what I suggest and spend as little as 20, maybe less.

    Mr. Volatile.
    No, no, no, no, NO, NO, NO!
    Too Cowboy- skinny legs, wedgie, not the right look at all.

    Get a pair of 1950s/Korean War era USArmy "OD" wool (some are wool/nylon but don't let that put you off) army trousers and DYE them.
    (Don't worry about the nylon, it's only 20% at most and makes "wool" cloth very hard wearing and it keeps it's shape better- it actually acts more like a vintage woolen cloth- trust me, they're excellent value.)
    You can get these pants for as little as $9.99 NOS on eBay.
    They really are a good vintage cut, about the same as US WW2 trousers.
    with a roomy arse and leg and a high(not WAY, WAY high but DEFinitely higher than today) waist. You will want to remove the belt keepers and side adjustment tabs and add braces buttons(no prob on NOS trousers).
    They will look very close to those on the "model" in your illustration.
    IF the cloth doesn't dye fully, due to possible nylon content, it may end up
    with a slightly "tweedy", or "heathered" effect- which may also be nice.

    But you may not want to try your hand at this...
    I'm going to do it anyway.

    Have a look at these on Ebay:

    380168272686
    280409745973
    390104743261

    Some of these are 100% wool- see the label pics-


    BTW- in your photo...
    ...who is the model/what is the situation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BellyTank
    Mr. Volatile.
    No, no, no, no, NO, NO, NO!
    Too Cowboy- skinny legs, wedgie, not the right look at all.
    My thoughts entirely/

    Get a pair of 1950s/Korean War era USArmy "OD" wool (some are wool/nylon but don't let that put you off) army trousers and DYE them.
    (Don't worry about the nylon, it's only 20% at most and makes "wool" cloth very hard wearing and it keeps it's shape better- it actually acts more like a vintage woolen cloth- trust me, they're excellent value.)
    You can get these pants for as little as $9.99 NOS on eBay.
    Well, thank you very, very much! I'm on my way to do just that!



    BTW- in your photo...
    ...who is the model/what is the situation.
    He's a BMX rider (!) called Caleb Kilby... (aside: I know of him because he and his twin brother have exactly matching heavy tattoo coverage; I'm writing a thesis on tattooing)... but I happened upon this picture on a "street-style" blog quite serendipitously, interestingly enough. There seems to be a shift towards early-century clothing amongst people in the tattoo community interested in the tattoo art of the same period (myself included, as it happens).

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