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  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1820-1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Machine knitted silk, handsewn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In Britain pantaloons made their appearance as daywear in the 1790s. They evolved from the tightly fitted, knitted breeches of the period. Pantaloons were usually machine knit in cotton or silk. They reached down to the calf in the 1790s, then extended to the ankle in the early 19th century. Although by 1820 they had been taken over by trousers for daywear, pantaloons continued to be worn as evening dress until the 1840s.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


1820-1830 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Machine knitted silk, handsewn


Clothing; Day wear; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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