A couple of weeks ago we were able to dig through piles and piles of old garments in an old and long gone rag mill. Here is the first of our findings that we will use for future projects and historical reference. We think that the piece is fantastic and worth to be seen by a wider audience.
The history of this piece probably dates back to the 1920s or 30s. It is by its shape and accesoires and details an old wine makers pair of pants.
Following features are typical for 1920s European workwear garments:
– a very wide fit
– possibility to attach suspenders
– leg off belt loops
– bakelit buttons in various shapes showing repairs
– patches of heavy corduroy
– three different fabrics for lining
We wish these pants could tell us the places and hard work they have seen. One can only imagine!
If you also have a pair that you think is worth sharing please send us a note or pictures. Maybe a nice coat from your great great uncle or your grandfather. We are curious to see!