What to wear with my French cyclist jacket (Hartmann pattern)

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Kermit, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Kermit

    Kermit New in Town

    Hi all.
    I recently bought the jacket of my dreams: a French cyclist jacket (luftwaffe hartmann jacket). The particularity of this type of jacket is that the waist is very short.

    I am looking for an outfit to go with it, especially pants.

    I am not a purist. I'm not looking for an outfit that is perfectly identical to what we could find in the 1930s/1940s. I'm looking for an outfit that could easily match our times.

    I'm looking for a relatively high waist pant (the jacket is short at the waist).

    Where to look for this type of clothing? knowing that I am tall and thin
    What do you offer me?

    Here are some pictures of the jacket :

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    Last edited: Sep 27, 2020
  2. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

    United Kingdom
    The jacket is incredible and looks unworn!
    Okay here are some ideas for high waisted trousers:
    A. Find actual vintage 30s 40s or 50s trousers on Ebay
    B. Simon James Catchart makes really nice reproductions, pricey but great cuts and materials
    C. Get something made custom, Luxire are an economical option but it helps if you have specific measurements for them to work from so probably best reserved for when you have a bit more knowledge on vintage clothing.
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  3. Aerielle Max

    Aerielle Max Familiar Face


    Thank you, this one looks so beautiful!
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  4. Edward

    Edward Bartender

    London, UK
    Good call. Aero also do nice trousers; Darcy trousers are a nice mix of cheap (not too cheap) and fair quality.

    Another thing I might consider would be a pair of plus fours from SJC or Spencer's Trousers, really clock that 40s cycling vibe.
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  5. Tommy-VF51

    Tommy-VF51 One of the Regulars

    French work trousers even up to the 80s from what I can see were quite high rise. The ones from the 60s onwards would have slightly tapered hems too.

    Buzz Rickson's make a very sturdy pair of chinos, with wide, but not crazy hems.

    SJC are not that high rise from experience. I'm very happy with their tops, but not so much with the lower end.

    Darcy 1950s trousers might work well too, although I think they only make in cotton which will crumple more than wool.
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  6. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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