Rare and interesting example of a stockinette pantaloon. Despite the damage these will be of great interest to a men's wear collector.
From the collection of the late Mrs June Jeffreys (1928 – 2016) who married George William Eyre Jeffreys (1931 - 2019) in 1960. The house Newhouse, Redlynch, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, has been in the family for 400 years and many of the dress collection was inherited through Mr Jeffrey’s family.
Black silk stockinette with a satin waistband, shaped to a v at the back, a large linen label written in ink R M S 287. Black Silk Pantaloons by D, the centre front opening with two buttons, hand sewn buttonholes, fly front with another four buttons, the back with a black japanned buckle on a later tape, the legs narrow tapering to the feet, the inside waistband in yellow satin.
waist 26 in; 66 cm.
Front waist to heel 43 in; 1.10 m
The feet are quite damaged with the toe and heel to one foot gone completly and a little discolouration. The other foot with the heel missing. There is a small area of wear near the crutch area 1/4 in; 1 cm.
Handbook of English Costume in the 19th Century. C Willett Cunnington and Phillis Cunnington. p 49
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