Collegiate Pants

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Dinerman, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    1931. Wide denim bellbottoms with contrast inserts

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  3. Benny Holiday

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    Very interesting indeed Dinerman. Thank you so much for your many informative posts like these ones. The flared denim trousers with contrast insert in the first scan are proof that 'there's nothing new under the sun'. I'd thought that look was kicked off by the likes of the Jackson Five or Elvis circa 1972.
     
  4. Dinerman

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    I'm glad you enjoy them! I have a lot more to come. Some pretty crazy stuff.


    Here's one from 1929.
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  5. Tomasso

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    Funny that you don't seem to see these trousers worn by men in photos and films from that period.
     
  6. Two Types

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    That's exactly what I was thinking!

    It's also interesting that the illustrations make the trousers seem really wide, yet many of them are just 22 inches at the cuffs, which isn't exceptionally wide.
     
  7. Feraud

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    Great pics! Another great thread Dinerman.
    Appreciate all the work you put into it.

    Maybe that is because these styles are for boys, not men. ;)
     
  8. Fading Fast

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    Same thought - I watch a lot of old movies and I actively look at the clothes and don't remember seeing these. Regardless, Dinerman - thank you for the very interesting post and pictures.
     
  9. ChrisT

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    Nice pants but I can't imagine me, wearing such a pant
     
  10. Two Types

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    These are also for men - the waist sizes on some of them go up to 36 inches (a doubt there were many boys with 36 inch waists in the 1930s).
     
  11. Claudio

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    thanks, nice pictures. Also known as 'Oxford Bags'
     
  12. Dinerman

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    They're different than Oxford Bags.
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  13. flat-top

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    As one prominent style expert expressed it, "It's spreading like the measles!"

    I love it!
     
  14. Two Types

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    'Oxford bags' were quite different to 'collegiate pants'. The main difference is that collegiate pants are fitted at the seat and flare out. However Oxford Bags were wide through the entire length of the leg. Original Oxford Bags were actually slightly wider at the knee than the ankle.
     
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    Thanks TT - I should've added a '?' at the end as I hd never heard of the collegiate - although do wear somethign very similar (parrallel ir wide straight through) although from the pcitures it would seem the Oxfords being flared out (the bottoms being huge and much wider than the seat area or thigh) and thw Collegiate being more parralel don't you think?
     
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  16. Dinerman

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    1932. Collegiate suit
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    1932 print Bell Bottoms.
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  17. Dinerman

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    1932 with detachable vest bottom
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  18. herringbonekid

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    they certainly were throwing all the gimmicks at these trousers to see what stuck.
    and that 'vest' looks like a suspender belt... not going to catch on !
     
  19. Dinerman

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    1932. Collegiate detailing on a suit. I like that style of pocket. I used to have a pair of breeches with them.
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    1932. More collegiate styled suits. Check out "The Hottest Yet". I'd wear it.
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  20. Edward

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    Ugh.... flares. The ugliest trouser known to man, in whatever decade they cropped up....
     

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