Ahoy there – this trouser style originates from those worn by WWII Navy seamen!
The Sailor Pants from Folkwear are a reproduction of this style and design worn as part of the Navy uniform or ‘Crackerjack’ uniform for many decades.
The trouser pattern features the iconic high-waisted bell bottom, and has lots of the elements of the original style. This includes the distinctive buttoned front flap closure, lace-up back eyelet gusset, back welt pocket, and inner leg godet. There is a handy hidden coin pocket that’s tucked in the waistband seam at the front.. All the details of this trouser design reflect the practical sensibilities of a uniform combined with a casual sophistication that remains timeless.
Make your trousers in medium to heavy weight woven fabrics. Choose from wool melton, denim, twill, cotton duck, linen, flannel, and light to medium weight canvas. For lining, select a lighter weight fabric like poplin, broadcloth, silk habotai and muslin.
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