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Vintage 1940s WWII Royal Australian Deadstock Navy Wool Twill Sailor Pants w Mega Belled Hems in XS - S - M - L - XL - Rare and Amazing!

Regular price $187.00 AUD
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♛ Incredible deadstock and unworn early 1940s Royal Australian Navy sailor trousers. Since debuting this collection in spring of 2018, these trousers have shipped out across the globe to thrilled clients. The unsolicited Etsy reviews and client photos tell the tale...they are amazing.

You'll get a rare pair of ca. WWII era trousers that will serve you for a lifetime with proper care.

High quality, a classic look that never goes off fashion's radar.

•deep, dark ink-blue unfaded color

•pure wool twill from Australia, known for the finest wool in the world

•ultra-high waist

•iconic fall-front panel with buttons

•lovely interior hidden pockets

•classic wide legs

•smart and stylish wartime beauty

•reinforced and partly lined with the matching ticking/hickory stripe cotton fabric as shown

Wonderful paired with a snug sweater, a cropped jacket, or a little tee-shirt. For the price you'd pay for a midrange pair of jeans, you get something that's high quality AND a historical collectible.

Our shop partner acquired the ENTIRE time capsule collection, and we are the exclusive place to get them.

Note: the pair shown are an EXAMPLE. Minor variations exist across the collection, such as presence or absence of interior or exterior labels. We have only have a scarce few with the novelty hangtag left as those have shipped to our early buyers. Some are dated inside (i.e. 1940, 1944, etc.) or have historic inked notations inside. A few have original prices, NOT what we paid for them.

Important note: these were originally cis men's military-issued uniform pants. Some of the smaller trousers were altered in the 1960s/1970s by a surplus company, taken in through the existing rear seam to better suit cis women. That said, these uniform pieces were originally intended for the "typically male" body type. Very curvaceous figures should size up to fit their hips and booty, and then have the waist tailored down to suit.

Note: the original sizes found on these trousers are often inaccurate. Disregard. We have carefully measured each pair and corrected sizing as needed.

♛Measurements

READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ORDERING! Do ~NOT~ go by your natural waist size or your jeans size. Go by your HIGH waist measurement.

Here is how to get your best fit. Note the extra long RISE of 16 1/2" -- that is the distance from the center crotch of pants measured straight up with a measuring tape to where the top rim of the trouser's waistband sits. Find this spot on yourself, bring the tape up 16 1/2", then use the tape to take the circumference of your body. That's your "high waist." Allow a little wiggle room for breathing and ease as these have very little give/stretch and you do not want a skin-tight waistband.

In other words, many of us need to "size up" to fit the high-hitting waistband.

Always double-check to make sure the hips on your corresponding high waist size will fit you. The hips would be difficult to alter to make them larger, so if you need more room it's better to order a larger waist size and then have this waist tailored to fit you. 

If you need a longer inseam piece, be sure to order one marked LONG in the menu. They have less than 1" additional hem allowance.

There are no returns, exchanges, or cancellations on these, including for size issues. If you have additional questions let's address these before you purchase. We've helped hundreds of folks find the right pair.

All measurements are approximate, rim to rim, with the waistband held firmly flat, tight, and taut:

RARE Size 25 - only one avail!

HIGH Waist 25"

Hips to 34"/35"

Inseam 29 1/2” to 30"

Front rise about 16 1/2"

Size 26

HIGH Waist 26"

Hips to 35"/36"

Inseam 29 1/2” to 30"

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 26

HIGH Waist 26"

Hips to 35"/36"

Inseam 31"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

Size 27

HIGH Waist 27"

Hips to 36"/37"

Inseam 29 1/2” to 30"

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 27

HIGH Waist 27"

Hips to 36"/37"

Inseam 31"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

Size 28

HIGH Waist 28"

Hips to 37"/38"

Inseam 30"

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 28

HIGH Waist 28"

Hips to 37"/38"

Inseam 31"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

Size 29

HIGH Waist 29"

Hips to 38"/39"

Inseam 30"

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 29

HIGH Waist 29"

Hips to 38"/39"

Inseam 31"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

Size 30

HIGH Waist 30"

Hips to 40"/41"

Inseam 30"

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 30

HIGH Waist 30"

Hips to 40"/41"

Inseam 31"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

Size 31

HIGH Waist 31"

Hips to 40"/41"

Inseam 30"

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 31

HIGH Waist 31"

Hips to 40"/41"

Inseam 31"/32"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

Size 32

HIGH Waist 32"

Hips to 41"/42"

Inseam 30"

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 32 

HIGH Waist 32

Hips to 41"/42"

Inseam 31"/32"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

Size 33

HIGH Waist about 33"

Hips to about 41"/snug 42"

Inseam about 30"

Front rise about about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 33

HIGH Waist 33"

Hips to 42"/snug 43"

Inseam about 31"/32"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

Size 34

HIGH Waist 34"

Hips to 42"/snug 43"

Inseam 30" to 31"

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 34

HIGH Waist 34"

Hips to 42"/snug 43"

Inseam 31"/32"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

Size 35

HIGH Waist 35"

Hips to 43"/snug 44 "

Inseam about 30"

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 35

HIGH Waist 35"

Hips to 43"/snug 44"

Inseam 31"/32"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

Size 36

HIGH Waist 36”

Hips to 44"/snug 45"

Inseam about 30"

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 36

HIGH Waist 36"

Hips to 44"/snug 45"

Inseam about 31"/32"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 37

HIGH Waist 37"

Hips to 44"/snug 45"

Inseam about 31"/32"+

Front rise about 16 1/2"

LONG Inseam Size 38

High Waist 38"

Hips to 44"/snug 45"

Inseam about 34"

Front rise about 17"

♛Condition

Deadstock/unworn collectibles from the WWII era.

Most are in great shape. A small handful have some inconsequential sign of their age (e.g. a tiny hole or two, generally on the cuff or edge and easy to darn or ignore). We make every effort to cull out any pieces with blatant imperfections, but do note their age and material...WWII and woolen pieces this old are rarely if ever "perfect."

They've been in storage for decades. We lint roll, then package for protection. Dry cleaning or hand-washing in Woolite or similar recommended.

As mentioned, some of the smaller-waisted trousers were altered by a secondary surplus company 40-50 years ago, taken in through the rear waist to better fit smaller women.

Please remember and respect the fact that these WWII uniform pieces are now around 80 years old, so the thread holding the buttons on is also exactly that old. Consider reinforcing this old thread so you don't lose any of the cool original buttons. Buttonholes and fabric will grow less stiff with use, much like breaking in a new pair of jeans. 

To keep pricing down and the process straightforward on this high demand item in our shop, these are sold as-is with no warranties, returns, or exchanges. They are priced well below what we might ask for a pair of unworn 1940s WWII trousers.

The bank of unsolicited reviews and client photos on Etsy will give you a great idea of the quality of our military collection. It's truly like nothing you can find on the racks today.

Once they're gone from our shop, they're gone forever!

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Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Please be familiar with vintage clothing and read over our shop policies before purchasing. We are happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing. 

Return & Refund Policy

Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.

Shipping

SPECIAL NOTE:

All items purchased during our sale ship Feb 5th, 2024. We do not have access to inventory before then, and the sale discounts are to thank you for your patience.

Shipping

Be sure your address is correct and up to date. We aren't responsible for items marked as DELIVERED that have been misplaced or stolen after delivery, so be sure you are shipping to a secure location.

Insurance is ALWAYS available for an upgrade.

We are not responsible for delays that happen that are outside of our personal control. 

Expedited/Express shipping is often available for an additional fee. Contact us before purchasing any item(s) you need expedited in order to arrange for this upgrade.

VAT and Import Taxes

Buyers outside the US: we love you! Please be aware, though, that you are responsible for any taxes, VAT, or other fees imposed by your country.

Items returned to us by your postal service for non-payment of taxes will incur re-shipping costs. If you do not pay to reship in a timely manner (10 days or fewer) your order will be considered abandoned and returned to inventory or donated. 

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