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Mens Knickers - Gray Herringbone Tweed

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Item: 007591



A Historical Emporium Exclusive!

Short trousers, similar to our Gray Herringbone Tweed Knickers, were all the rage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The perfect way for a town and country chap to suit up comfortably for sporting endeavors such as golf, shooting and croquet. On the complete flip side of the social stratum, you might find a young newsboy or bike messenger tending to business in a pair pulled down over knee socks.

It doesn't matter if you call them knickers, knickerbockers, or knee-breeches, these shortened trousers always billowed a bit around the knee. This pleated and button-fly pair is kept secure with a 1" band of elastic at each cuff. Two pockets at the front sides and 2 more button-back pockets on the rear offer plenty of room for a gentleman's carry-abouts. Also, both belt loops and interior suspender buttons are provided.

Shown here with our calf-length socks. Made from 25% wool, 40% acrylic, and 35% polyester. Satin lined to the knee for comfort. Imported. Dry clean only. Available in men's sizes 30-52.

Pair with our Norfolk Jacket for a period hunting look.

Part of our Gray Tweed Collection

Don't forget suspenders! (sold separately).

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These knickers fit like modern dress trousers, at the natural waist, and are sized by waist size, in inches.

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Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 12 reviews

a lot thicker than I was thinking, feel like...
Looking forward to wearing them in my golf Tournament
Apr 2, 2024
Jeff H

Perfect for winter cycling
I needed something warm to bike to banks and other businesses. Biking out fits don't cut it. Paired with over the knee wool socks and a nice vest and overcoat, these knickers fit the bill. The wool content isn't as great as I'd hoped for, but the synthetic lining makes peddling comfortable.
Jan 19, 2024
Sonoma CA
Love Them!!!
The quality, style, fit are all spot on perfect
Dec 29, 2023
Dustin Van Fleet
Adel GA
Another perfect fit!
This was a perfect addition to my new Victorian Santa suit. My niece (costume designer for a big Vegas show) made me a new vest and coat - but we needed the perfect late 19th century pants. The Gray Herringbone Tweed knickers are a perfect "second suit" along with the Olive Herringbone Tweed trousers I also purchased from the Emporium. Santa will get lots of "looks" this season!
Nov 17, 2023
Todd P
Sauquoit NY
Let's go fishing!
Fishing in AK! Love them!
Oct 20, 2023
Krystal Gauley
Great part of a Norfolk suit
I have several Norfolk jackets in pure wool (some bespoke and some off the peg). I have always wanted a Norfolk suit but they're pretty uncommon now except if you go the bespoke route. When I saw Historical Emporium's offering I snapped it up in my size hoping that the 38 waist trousers would be right and it was just about perfect. I'd like a lightly higher rise but that's all personal preference and the pleats probably push us into 1920s or 1930s territory but I love pleats and am glad to have them even if they're not part of the Edwardian aesthetic the Norfolk suit is part of. As part of my Norfolk suit this will join my other Nofolks quite proudly. The button fly, as clearly described in the listing, is a great touch (though it can be finicky, and this is from someone who has a number of corduroys and smart trousers with button flies, but not so finicky that they're a drawback).
Oct 9, 2022
Seattle Wa
Hiking Knickers
The wool knickers are super comfortable for hiking in the White Mountains, thin enough not to overheat you but the wool keeps warm if the weather turns foul (which it inevitably does). Having your lower legs free gives you additional mobility and ease of stride while keeping your knees covered for scrambling up and over rocky spots.
Sep 9, 2021
Great quality breeches
As usual, historical Emporium sells high quality clothing. The trousers are great, and are made with quality fabric. I highly recommend them
May 3, 2021
Brian N

Wonderful material, great fit....
Jan 27, 2021

Nice Pants
Great knickers, but i thought they had a zipper fly because the description wasn't real clear. Button fly is ok but challenging to do up at times.
Jan 8, 2020
Woodstock Ne
Men's knickers
Excellent quality. Very good fit.
Dec 20, 2019
Marion IU
loved it
the lining on the inside make it good if you are wool sensitive
Aug 15, 2019

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