1925 Savile Row Bespoke Vintage English-Cut Morning Trousers 34L
Currently for sale at that excellent online vintage clothing emporium Savvy Row these splendid-looking morning trousers are almost exactly to my measurements. If anything the inside leg could be a trifle longer still(!), but there is extra material available to let down (morning trousers of course having no turn-ups) and the rest is spot on. Sadly (curses!) I haven't got a spare £65 lying about nor, if I'm honest, the need for a pair of morning trousers - although if I did have the former I'm sure the latter would cease to be an objection!
As it is these are at least welcome proof that tall chaps did exist 80 years ago and gives me hope that there are other similar garments out there waiting for me to discover them.
|Note how, despite standing on a step AND wearing|
a hat, my great-nan is still appreciably shorter than
In these two accompanying photographs probably taken some time in the late 1960s (apologies for the quality but they are scans of photocopies) we can see quite clearly that he was a tall fellow with most of his height derived from the legs just as mine is. Wasn't he a dapper chap, though? Sadly I have no memory of him as he died 11 years before I was born. His wife, my great-grandmother, who you can also see in the pictures lived to the grand age of 103 (!). Unfortunately even so I was barely 2 years old at the time of her death so have no real recollection of her either although there are pictures of us together.
|Sitting down the difference is all but non-existent (much the same |
as it is when I sit next to my 5' mother), further proof that
"it's all in the legs"!
So in fact it seems there was a reasonable number of leggy men in the first half of this century. The question is, where are their trousers?