Trousers

1870-1880 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

While formal daywear grew very dark and sombre in colour during the latter half of the 19th century, light fabrics, plaids and stripes were favoured for casual dress. These trousers taper to the ankle, characteristic of the early 1870s. They have no waistband and are held up with braces.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wool, lined with cotton
Brief Description
Trousers, blue striped wool, Hill Bros., English, 1870-1880
Physical Description
The hips and upper part of the legs are cut full, but the latter tapers to the ankle. The waist is high behind, with fly front and two pockets with horizontal slits. Part lined with cotton, three silk covered buttons, the remainer are metal.
Dimensions
  • Length: 116.8cm
  • Ankle circumference: 40.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Hill Bros. 3 Old Bond Str. (Stamped on the metal buttons.)
Credit line
Given by Dr C. W. Cunnington
Summary
While formal daywear grew very dark and sombre in colour during the latter half of the 19th century, light fabrics, plaids and stripes were favoured for casual dress. These trousers taper to the ankle, characteristic of the early 1870s. They have no waistband and are held up with braces.
Collection
Accession Number
T.58-1933

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record createdMarch 1, 2003
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