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

Discussion in 'Suits' 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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