Calico fall front trousers


18th century mans fall-front sailors slops/ trousers in undyed, unbleached, vintage cotton calico, a heavy weight calico canvas that looks coarse but is soft to the touch, and softens further with each wash.

Calico is plain-woven, made of raw, half-processed, unbleached, undyed cotton.  It can have flecks of cotton seeds visible in the fabric. The photos show the the original bale of 93 yards and the printing on end of roll giving date of details, the date is 1976. My supplier says it was dried on the banks of the Ganges, nice idea, but cannot verify.

Sizes as follows (tape can be loosened at the back to allow for the larger waist size):
– XS fits 28″ to 31″ waist,
– Small fits 31″ to 34″ waist
– Medium fits 33″ to 37″ waist
– Large fits 36″ to 40″ waist
– XL fits 39″to 43″ waist
– special size request – please tell me what you need

– 2 big bone buttons to hold up the fall front with 2 smaller buttons to secure the waistband at the front
– ties at back waistband with a cotton tape – loosening allows for the larger waist size
– when the back tie is loosened the gap is covered by a gusset of the same fabric
– 2 pleats either side at centre back
– Each leg is cut in one piece so no inside leg seam
– unfinished leg length for XS of 29″, and 33″” for all other sizes except , pre-washed so should not shrink further


We suggest you measure round the body at navel level to determine what size will best fit –

Meaurement at top of trouser (navel)25-28”28-31”31-34”34-37”37-40”41-44”
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