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The 10 Best Work Pants

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of work pants, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked work pants in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific work pants have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


#1 Rated Work Pant
Vigilante Pants

 Victorian Old West Mens Pants Black Cotton Solid Work Dress Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 000384




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.80/5.00 stars from 55 reviews

Love the pants
The pants look and feel great. They need to be hemmed but that was clear when I bought them. I will buy more pants from this store.
Oct 14, 2021
Humble Tx
Well-made pants
In my case, it is usual the length needs to be altered on these type of pants. It was not unexpected. They are of excellent quality, fit well, and look good.
Dec 4, 2020
Pleasant Ridge MI
Nice Product
The pants well made and look great. The BIG PROBLEM is the length. The sizing only takes into consideration the waist. It should also ask the customer for leg length. As a result I had to take it to a tailor for alterations. An additional expense.
Aug 17, 2019
Jason Levi
Sun City West Ar
Black Barts Britches
Ordered these to play "Black Bart" hired gun in a local fund raiser melodrama. Very impressive product. Fit was exactly as advertised. I'll be back.
Sep 20, 2018
Bill B.
Afton OK
Vigilante pants
Exactly what I wanted, I'm a tall guy and the extra length that comes with the pants made them the prefect length.
Oct 23, 2017
Chris Kealiher
Poulsbo WA
Nice pants for casual wear and some outdoor formal events.
Apr 24, 2016

Vigilante Man
How can anyone not like this pant, at least anyone who does not appreciate the turn of the century fashion. Perfectly fit my WWI suspenders. Strong yet supple material, all cloth, no polyester etc. Love the high waist, but may take a little getting used to for the novice. I wear them to teach college writing class, and students think I am dressed in the latest fashion. Imagine that! Really no need to comment on the quality of the construction or material and sturdiness. They are titled "Vigilante," after all. I used to pay $60Us or less for Dockers, but no more. Why not make a statement that most will not pick up on. Pockets, also. I will wear this pant tomorrow to teach ENG100 at University of Hawaii's Hawaii Community College (that is the official title), with the suspenders and a white German field shirt. Beautiful. So happy to have found a seller that cares about quality, precision, and old school accuracy. Aloha, Loren
Sep 29, 2015
Loren W Mitchell
Hilo Ha
The pants are good quality and fit except for being super long (about 12" too long) so I will have them altered. They work well with the shirt and suspenders.
Jul 18, 2015
Vigilante Pants - be on your guard and vigilant!
Way too baggy around the seat, hips, crutch and legs. The pants only fit reasonably around the waist. I can't imagine that ready-made trousers around the 1900s were that ill-fitting.
Mar 27, 2015
choose 1 size up
I am very happy with the style and construction of these pants but when they suggest you to buy 1 size up you should listen. I am a 34 inch waist but I ordered these in a 36 inch because of that tip and it was exactly right and the 36 inch waist fits me just right. The waist on these is higher than modern jeans / pants which is why the slightly larger size fits better. when I got these they were a bit too long to wear with my luchesse cowboy boots but after I washed them they shrank just a bit and now are a perfect fit with no modifications at all. These look great with the Wyatt shirt I also bought and I am very pleased with them.
Aug 29, 2014
Evansville IN
Freakin' Sweet!
I'm a wedding DJ and a big one at that. I needed a pair of pants that didn't feel like Wal-Mart clothing but were worth the price invested. I got that and more. These are comfy, tough pants(order them 2 sizes too big, they DO run a bit small) that ride above the gutline eliminating belt turnover and digging into your stomach. They're long as previously stated, but it only cost me $8.00 to have them hemmed at a professional alteration outlet and they are now bomb (perfect)! Get 'em, you won't regret it.
Jun 11, 2014
Midwest Pro
North Liberty IA
vigilante Pants
Same material and high quality as the coat - fit perfectly and only needed the length adjusted
Jun 7, 2014
Bunker Hill WV
Vigilante Pants
Good pants. Just remember that the waist is much higher than in regular pants, so order them based on your measurement near the height of your bellybutton.
May 9, 2014
Parsippany NJ
AWESOME pants! I did order one size up based on other previews stating that they ran a little small. Sturdy, well-made, perfect cut (not too sloppy or too tight). Look great with the matching vigilante vest and black elastic tail suspenders! Well worth the money.
Sep 18, 2013

Get these trousers! Fit is superb and love the feel. Easy to hem and extremely well made. Purchased this for our steampunk wedding, but can't wait to find more ways to accessorize these pants.
Sep 11, 2013


#2 Rated Work Pant
Sable Brushed Cotton Trousers

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Pants Brown Cotton Solid Dress Work Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002586




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.77/5.00 stars from 84 reviews

Excellent quality!
Fits perfectly. Purchased a size 36. If your tall like me, you're gonna love these steampunk pants. If you're shorter, plan on taking them to a tailor. But the quality is worth it!
Oct 1, 2021
Glenn W

Quality pants
Excellent Quality as usual
May 10, 2021
Jess N.
Roachdale In
Great fabric, needs hemming, if you have a belly, have a tailor move the buttons over, Fits great, kinda slim,
May 3, 2021
Major Tom

Sturdy fabric weak seams
I love where these pants sit on my waist, great color and good quality fabric. The seam in the crotch already split unfortunately easy fix I suppose since it was just the thread
Jan 27, 2021

John Wayne would have been proud to wear these.
I mention the Duke only because I was re-watching Rio Grande and saw this very style being worn by all the Army personnel. The quality is so good that I wish I could wear these everyday, much more sturdy even than my blue jeans I have. These trousers were purchased for my Airship Pirate Doctor, excellent for sailing the open airways.
Jul 21, 2020
Dr Randal Allison
Henderson NV
Nice pants!
Great pair of pants. Material not too heavy so they should work any time of year!
Sep 19, 2019

Very nice pants great fit!!
Aug 23, 2019
Wichita KS
Brushed cotton trousers
Jun 13, 2019
Maryville TN
Perfect for the Tinsley House
My husband is a volunteer interpreter at the Tinsley House at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. Our dress is supposed to depict the 1890' s homesteading era These pants to are just perfect. He is demonstrating the weaving looms and needed a look a bit more tailored than others who work in the gardens or the blacksmith shop. Stop by and visit the Tinsley House and farm. (The museum also has a great dinosaur collection.)
May 23, 2019
Great product
Apr 20, 2019
Matt Shannon
Beggs Ok
Best trousers
I was hesitant in ordering these online. But I am so happy with the product. The material is absolutely wonderful. We ordered one size larger and the fit was perfect. Will definitely be shopping at your online store again.
Mar 8, 2019
Jeffersonville In
Rich color, excellent "feel" to the fabric
Had to return the first pair, my body shape required a different size than the size chart suggested. No problem, replacement arrived very quickly. My seamstress custom fit them to me, she was quite impressed with material and construction. They do have a very long rise, but drape well and look good while wearing them.
Jan 31, 2019
Vancouver WA
Sable trousers
Good quality pants. Good fit and perfect match for the Brown Suspenders. Very pleased with our order, Will post photo after the "event', as the pants, suspenders and puff tie are part of my outfit for our daughters wedding 22/2/2020
Nov 17, 2018

Great pants, fit smaller than other historical...
Title says it, the pants are AWESOME. Well made, durable, and beautiful. But be warned size up! If you have order historical emporium pants in the past and they fit got up an additional size for these.
Oct 8, 2018
Los Angeles CA
Sable Cotton Trousers
Perfect choice to go with the sable frock coat. Good construction, but the button fly is tight and must be broken in. Soft cotton fabric with enough bulk to stay warm even on cold winter mornings.
Sep 30, 2018
Herndon Vi


#3 Rated Work Pant
Livingston Black Brushed Cotton Trousers

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Regency Mens Pants Black Cotton Solid Dress Work Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Frankenstein Mad Scientist Holmes and Watson Jack the Ripper Lawman Mermaid Prince Nanny Chimneysweep Phantom Christine Vampire

ITEM 002981




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.70/5.00 stars from 94 reviews

Really like the quality and the service
Sep 9, 2021
Savannah Ga
Just okay
Pants were okay and fits well but the quality is pretty poor. Once again, not made in USA :( I would gladly pay more for better quality and made in USA.
Jul 9, 2021

High waisted, consider ordering a size up. Great quality
Jul 1, 2021

Amazing Quality
These trousers are perfect. The material is heavier than I was expecting, but it's still comfortable on the skin. I was concerned with it being too hot but it's incredibly breathable and cool, probably due to being cotton and not synthetic material. The pockets are enormous, the fit is comfortable, and all the buttons feel durable and secure.
Mar 26, 2021
Elgin Te
One-Eyed Horse Productions
Mar 19, 2021
Finksburg MD
Long in the legs and snug but excellent quality...
These are very carefully made with excelent seams and sew lines . Obviously made by very attentive hands. Unless you are six foot 5 you will probably have to hem the legs. These are pretty snug for a 38 but they do sit high so if you have a belly go wider. Also they are thick material. Like a heavy dinim so expect them to be warm. Over all these are amazingly nice pants.
Oct 22, 2020
Rodney C

Great fit
Oh for this higher waist style to be in fashion in the 21st century. A heavy fabric that makes for a great silhouette and great fit. Was concerned about weight of fabric on hot summer afternoons, but perfectly comfortable.
Jul 16, 2020
Glen Thomson
Gagetown Ne
Livingston black brushed trousers
The absolute best quality and AMERICAN MADE.
Jul 9, 2020
Jose Fraser
Oklahoma City OK
Unbelievably comfortable. I highly recommend these.
Oct 27, 2019
Yoder CO
Classy britches!
Really nice pants! Fairly lightweight so they can be worn in warm as well as cooler weather!
Sep 19, 2019

Great quality
These are well made and historically accurate trousers. I like the way they fit but the material, though cotton, is heavy. I thought it would be much more lightweight for the summer which is why I got the cotton instead of wool. They are closer to a canvas.
Jul 25, 2019
Newburyport MA
Really good quality-not a great fit
Apr 7, 2019
Lenny Madrid
Marana Ar
great quality
The fit is perfect, the look is exactly what I needed to dress up an outfit I bought earlier. The quality of your items is remarkable!
Apr 6, 2019
Cotton trousers
Fits my husband perfectly. Arrived early then expected. He loves it.
Nov 30, 2018
Lynnette Nevarez
Fontana Ca
really big in the seat
Style is what we were looking for. Have now tried second pair. Good in the waist but the seat area he could carry an extra load. way to roomy to take the time to alter. they will be heading back soon.
Jun 29, 2018
Cynthia Covert
Leander TX


#4 Rated Work Pant
Classic Canvas Trousers - Brown

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Pants Brown Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Adventurer Stanley

ITEM 002976




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.84/5.00 stars from 125 reviews

Great pants
I bought these for only occasional use but the pants are robust enough to be worn as work wear. Great product.
Oct 19, 2021
Hershey Pa
Fine Work Trousers
Sep 12, 2021
Willie D.
Pocatello Id
Head toy maker
Great pants for colder weather
Aug 12, 2021
Gulf Shores Al
Quality pants
Excellent Quality as usual
May 10, 2021
Jess N.
Roachdale In
Canvas Trousers
Very well made with quality materials. I expect many years of use from this garment!
May 8, 2021
S Richard
Fantastic Pants
It took me a while to pull the trigger on these pants but I am glad that I did. They are incredibly comfortable and seem durable. They are my go to daily pants.
Apr 21, 2021
Rochester Ne
Nice quality
I read other reviews and sized up in the waist. I wear 34 jeans with a belt and ordered a 38 in these. They look good and are comfortable, although a 36 probably would have been okay. I am 6ft 1in and weigh about 190 for reference.
Mar 19, 2021
John M

just great
I bought these pants to go with other outfits I have for my new stage coach limo hot rod, I will be the driver and host and wanted to get outfits together for my customers and riders . ( stage coach limo is called the Gold Dust Express )
Mar 18, 2021
Richard H
Fort Collins CO
Great Quality
I wear these pants daily and they hold up great! I have ordered several times and everything is as described.
Mar 3, 2021
Poplar Bluff MO
Fits the period perfectly for Western scenes
Fits the period perfectly for Western scenes whether filming a Western or a period party or Halloween Depending on height you may have to fold in or tailor hem length
Jan 6, 2021
Dominic D

Nice trousers
Great fit. Love the look.
Sep 17, 2020
Katherine B.
San Diego Ca
Poorly made?
The pants I ordered were poorly made. They recommend I go up a size from what I normally wear, I went up two sizes. After only wearing them for 4 hours, (two of those hours were in a car) I slightly squatted and these pants busted from the crotch down to my knees, straight down were the stitching was. I recommend going up three or four sizes if you are going to be moving around.
Jul 9, 2020

Fits like a glove
The trousers I bought fits like a glove usually wear a waist 32 or 34 the waist 36 fits very well with this design. very happy customer Bryan R Agudo
May 28, 2020
Bryan Agudo
River Forest IL
Canvas trousers
They are everything I hoped they would be. They are strong and well made, as good as any blue jeans. Sizing advice was spot-on, they fit perfectly. The only mistake I made was not buying suspenders as the same time. I have some but can't find them now that I need them.
May 14, 2020
very good pants
I bought these trousers for every day wear, and so far I am very happy. I am 6'2", 270 lbs and bought the size 44. They are comfortable and fit me well, and the pockets are plenty big enough for all my junk, including wallet, leatherman, lighter, pen knife, small magnifying glass, lucky rock, and occasionally a snub nosed revolver (I have a license). These are the second pair of trousers I've purchased from Historical emporium. I've had the first pair several years and I wear them frequently. If you like to wear something other than jeans, these are a good way to go.
Apr 4, 2020
Athol NY


#5 Rated Work Pant
Classic Canvas Trousers - Black

 Victorian Old West Mens Pants Black Cotton Solid Work Dress |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Adventurer Motorist Mermaid and Prince Nanny Chimneysweep

ITEM 003861




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.75/5.00 stars from 87 reviews

Most comfortable pair of pants I've ever worn.
I absolutely LOVE to wear these. They are fantastic, and if you do not have them you must PURCHASE THEM IMMEDIATELY! The canvas material is strong but there is plenty of space for your legs. However, these pants sit higher than your waist. Be sure to order a size up for a perfect fit. You may also need to have them hemmed or have to roll up the pant legs. But overall, this is an amazing pair of trousers.
Jul 8, 2021
Brandon Brooks
Hanson MA
oldd fashioned pants...
be aware, pants from 1800's sit high and usually ned an extra 2 inches over your modern Levis... good product.. will buy again if i ned another pair
May 3, 2021
Kevin O

Good quality
Feb 25, 2021
James Bonner
Tacoma WA
Tough good looking trousers
These trousers go well with my black dress coat and vest when I go to the range and shoot guns. The pants are extremely tough and can handle the elements and wear and tear that I put through them on a day of shooting rifles and revolvers at the range.
Jan 14, 2021
Pace Fl
Great Trousers
These are excellent quality. I'm not sure why I didn't expect this, but they needed to be hemmed, so just expect to take them to a tailor or hem them yourself.
Oct 26, 2020
St. Louis MO
Good quality, but needs tailoring
Oct 22, 2020
Extremely Comfortable!!
Pants are GREAT!! Well made and much more comfortable than jeans. The rep I spoke to recommended one size up from my jeans size and the fit was perfect. VERY pleased with product and overall experience. Will definitely buy more clothing in the near future.
Aug 13, 2020
Derby CT
High sitting and high quality
The quality of these trousers are amazing, they are thick and seem like they will last a very long time! These trousers sit very high. High like I am a 6'4 man and they sit almost 2-3 inches above my belly button. Bear this in mind when measuring for your sizing, but don't be too afraid as the trousers have an adjustable strap for minor adjustments. Definitely recommend pairing these with a set of suspenders to ensure they don't fall down.
Jul 25, 2020
Adelaide So
Near blow out.
Look and feel fine. Would be improved greatly by a gusset in the crotch -- I pulled the crotch seam out on my first big squat, but I will just sew it back. Luckily everything is felled and the fabric is heavy duty.
Jul 13, 2020
Galveston Te
Just like they used to be
These are beautifully made. The quality will remind you of how they used to make clothing! I love these britches! Sizing is different you must take measurements from 3inches ABOVE YOUR BELLY BUTTON! I usually wear a 32 but needed to order a 34 for a perfect fit
Mar 30, 2019

Classic canvas black pants
These pants are WAYYY better than the other Wah brand. The pants for true to size so no order up or down. Canvas is loose but heavy and that works great for me when felling or bucking,riding or working on property to riding horses. Pants are better than what I paid for them am ordering more in future.
Feb 18, 2019
Although I prefer if the label were hidden on the inside, these pants were of an amazing fit & quality. Can't go wrong buying these, much easier than sewing your own.
Aug 23, 2018
Port Orford OR
Black pants
Havent had them tailored yet, but they look nice. The fabric was much heavier and thick than I expected, but still like them
Jul 26, 2018
Ethan Cass

Perfect for School
Bought these pants for my sons birthday and even though they were the same brand as the brown ones we bought just a few weeks earlier, the 34 size was way to big, looked like my son was sitting in a barrel. So we exchanged them, very quick and easy process and now my son is happy and will be wearing these to schools at least once a week I am sure since they meet dress code.
Jul 19, 2018
Lexington KY
Great Trousers
I love these trousers! exactly as described. Sizing tips were helpful.
Jan 26, 2018
Michael A
Ft Lauderdale Fl


#6 Rated Work Pant
Dodge City Pants - Charcoal

 Victorian Old West Mens Pants Gray Cotton Stripe Dress Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002747




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.86/5.00 stars from 14 reviews

Hats and Ties
I placed an order for many ties, two hats, detachable collars and a pair of goggles. I was amazed at how fast I received the order. All items were present and fit perfectly. The fact that the Canadian government wants to make my custom as expensive as possible is infuriating as it limits my ability to make further purchases from this quality company. I recommend Historical Emporium.
Sep 2, 2021
Montreal Qu
Great and Solid Buy
Superior quality. I love this vest. Fits perfectly. I want to buy my clothes from this website. I highly recommend it. If you want this, you will not go wrong. Swee
Dec 27, 2018
Lacey WA
Great Pants
I'm 5'9" and 150 lbs. I usually wear a 32 waist and I ordered the 34 waist for these pants as suggested by other customers. They fit perfect. An old style woven fabric, straight legs, not tight at the bottom. I cut a few inches off the legs. Nice deep pockets. I paired these with a Stafford wool vest in small.
Jul 21, 2017
Mr. O'Connell
Barkerville BC
Great quality!
The Dodge City pants in charcoal are great quality fabric and cut! Expensive (since I'm from Canada) but worth the price.
Feb 6, 2017

Dodge City pants
Comfortable summer weight pants. The pockets are wide enough to fit your hand. I wore out my last pair and it took a while to find replacement.
Apr 10, 2016
Latigo Lee
These pants fit great. They are part of my daily rotation. Dressy yet comfortable.
Feb 12, 2015
Lancaster CA
beautiful, comfortable trousers
These are excellent trousers, like my other Wahmaker trousers. This particular pair of trousers is my most comfortable pair of trousers, and looks marvellous. I would strongly recommend buying Wahmaker brand trousers over the other brands offered here (which are still servicable). The slight increase in price of the Wahmaker's is offset by a vast increase in quality.
May 11, 2014
Salt Lake City Ut
Great trousers
These are attractive enough for me to wear to work, and good fabric. I'm a bit odd because I buy this stuff to wear every day (I'm a priest) - it's well made, reasonably priced, and fits my oddball sense of fashion. And it's locally (read "USA") made.
Nov 1, 2013
Hall Kirkham
Milton Ma
Great Fabric
These were a great fit, though a little tight in the seat. There's lots of fabric to work with if you need to alter them larger or smaller, and the manufacturing quality is top-notch. The fabric itself is an amazingly soft, light yet thickly woven cotton and is pretty breathable. They sit just barely below my natural waist at 6'1, but if you're a little shorter they'll be the perfect height. I cannot stress enough how wonderful the fabric is, and can be dressed up or down to suit your needs. I would suggest, however, being mindful if you are athletic because the legs are a little stovepipe-like.
Jul 7, 2013

Dodge City Pants - Charcoal
Great quality pants, my only qualm with the item is that the pants were much baggier in the legs and butt than they appeared in the photos. Still great pants though, I wear them all the time.
Jan 28, 2013

Dodge City Pants
I am a cowboy shooter and needed to wear period clothing for our events. These pants fit well and had the exact appearance I was looking for. And, I'm comfortable that their construction will lead to years of good use. They were well packed and arrived in good condition. Historical Emporium will be my source for early period clothing in the future. Roger - Atascadero, CA
Nov 5, 2012
Roger S.
Atascadero CA
Don't "Dodge" these Trousers
These were not my first choice for pants. Unfortunately, the Emporium was out of my first choice. After some consultation with their excellent Customer Services staff, we figured that these would be the next best choice to go with the coat, hat, vest, etc. that I already have. And they are! The color is a good compliment to the other pieces, as we determined in our email exchanges. The material is lighter weight than I was expecting, although that is not obvious when simply looking at them. However, that actually goes in the plus column, as far as I am concerned, since I will be wearing them in summer with a hat and coat. Should help keep my temperature down a bit. They seem to be of sturdy construction and the claim is that they are machine washable. I may have them dry cleaned with my coat anyway, just to be sure they stay as nice as they are out of the box. I also suggest going two sizes larger in the waist. Add a nice pair of suspenders form Historical Emporium and, between those and the adjustable back strap, you'll be able to make them fit just right. I'm looking forward to many enjoyable uses of these trousers.
May 28, 2012
Napa Ca
Dodge City Pants - Charcoal [002747]
Excellent material and construction; met all expectations. Recommend ordering 2 sizes above normal pant waste size (i.e. wear 34; order these in 38).
Apr 23, 2012
Auburn Al
Durable and Dapper
Second pair... the first lasted about 4 years of near constant wear, being switched with a taupe pair of the same design. They always get complemented and admired. They're better looking and more comfortable than jeans. They wash and dry beautifully. Follow the directions for sizing and they'll fit perfectly. You'll probably want them hemmed to your preferred length, and you'll want to buy a pair of braces (if you don't already own some) to keep them at the correct height; the buttons to attach your braces are already there. Whether worn with a plain shirt every day, or with a vest and coat for an evening out, you'll always look dapper and just a notch above the crowd.
Mar 16, 2012
San Francisco CA


#7 Rated Work Pant
Classic Canvas Trousers - Crimson

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Pants Red Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 002025




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.74/5.00 stars from 34 reviews

Well made
Nov 3, 2021

I love these daks... I wear them all the time .. I will be back for more...
Feb 26, 2018
Jericho Ta
Classic canvas trousers
I'm very happy with the quality of these trousers, they washed up nicely. These are not a light weight summer trouser by any means. At this point I don't know how the color will hold up after a few washes with them being crimson. It looks to me like these trousers will last for a very long time, even if the washing machine fades the color.
Sep 20, 2017
Grand Rapids MI
Classic canvas trousers
I followed the recommendation of purchasing these trousers a waist size larger than what I normally would wear. Instead of a 42 waist a 44...perfect fit in the waist, very comfortable, the workmanship seems to be high quality. I like these trousers very much.
Sep 14, 2017
Grand Rapids MI
Great fit but there is an issue
Giving this five stars because they fit very well, once shortened by the tailor. They will look just right as my husband works at a Victorian Western theme park. These crimson pants will be used while he's running a carousel and a Ferris wheel at birthday parties. I'm hoping that they will not fade with frequent washing as the last pair did. That pair which we ordered about 6 months ago, was black and lost their sharp color within a few weeks. He can still wear them while teaching gold panning on different nights, as the faded look works OK with his 49'rs character. But for the price, I'd hoped for more. He will probably stick to browns from now on as they fade much less. This is Jim's 5th set of trousers from Historical Emporium in the past 3 or 4 years. If they were a bit less we'd probably purchase them more often.
Aug 19, 2017
Tucson Ar
fab fit
I am 6" 1' and weight 183 lbs and normally wear a size 34 for normal pants. So I ordered a size 36 for the crimson canvas and it fits me very well. Had to get the length adjusted by a professional tailor. Despite not having a lining, the canvas pants are very soft and comfortable. Will probably go for the olive green next time.
Feb 16, 2017
East Lansing MI
Santa likes his pants!
Professional Santa needs work and less formal clothes. These period trousers are perfect for Santa to wear with special needs kids and adults that are intimidated by the full formal Santa look. C9lor is a dark purple-ish crimonson, which is a nice change, but woild like a good scarlet in Santa size. They also are tough enough to take the wear and tear of people sitting on your lap. Wash up nice, kind of yack tolerant. Will buy again.
Jan 7, 2016
Santa Jay
Salt Lake Ut
Great Pants
I really like these pants. They fit well; the waist is high so that it looks better compare to todays 'low-riding' pants. I like the long inseam because I can hem the pants to my desired length. I will certainly show at Historical Emporium again!
Jul 31, 2015
Conrad Quintyn
Bloomsburg Pe
Comfortable & good looking
Pants look great. The fit is good, if you realize that they intentionally ride very high (middle of my stomach) and *need* suspenders.
Apr 8, 2015
Dave Lennert
Portland Or
Love these
The high waist seemed uncomfortable at first, but they make perfect sense with a waistcoat. It's hard to slouch while wearing that combination.
Mar 19, 2015
kevin kibbe
alamo tx
Frontier pants
Customers, These pants were awesome. Nice weight fabric and perfect for our production. They will be an excellent addition to our costume stock. Theatre girl
Mar 16, 2015
Theatre girl
Austin TX
measurements ??
I like the trousers but would like them even more if they fitted me. Despite following your explicit measuring formula exlicitly, the tousers were so big that i could have fitted myself into them twice. I had the trousers as a gift from my wife on Christmas day. You can imagine her disappointment when i unpacked my present. After having paid import duty and the shipping cost they became a rather expensive pair of trousers which I can't use. Dissapointment all round. As we don't live just around the corner (Europe) it's too difficult to come around to exchange them for a smaller pair that would fit me and too expensive. So here we are, i'm stuck with them. May I suggest that you review your measuring chart, or, if the chart is correct check that the garment measures up the the size on the label. It's a pity that things didn't turn out as we had hoped.
Jan 6, 2015
Eindhoven N.
Nice Trousers
Sizing, quality, color, everything about the pants were amazing.. I am a big and tall person and I am both amazed and satisfied with the product in everyway. Thank you!
Dec 5, 2014
Tommy Naff
Palmer Al
I'm actually really surprised at the quality of the product. This and everything else I bought was top notch!
Oct 10, 2014

Nearly Perfect
I love these trousers. They look great from the front but be aware that on large fellows like myself, when coupled with suspenders they look a little like a pair of wading trunks one might wear trout fishing. My advice is to never wear them without a vest or jacket on of some kind to cover the waist.
Jun 25, 2014
Andrew Leitch
Perth We


#8 Rated Work Pant
Ferndale Striped Trousers

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Pants Brown Cotton Stripe Dress Work Matched Separates |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Motorist

ITEM 002026




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.83/5.00 stars from 40 reviews

Ferndale men's pants
Outstanding quality and perfect fit (definitely order 1 size larger). Will be buying another pair or two in other colors. Shipping was very fast, received in less than a week. My husband and I are pleased, and highly recommend this source for all those steampunk items you can't or don't want to make yourself.
Jul 6, 2019
Lady Kennitt

Great quality
Great quality, authentic design
Oct 27, 2018
Great quality
Great quality, authentic design
Oct 27, 2018
Great Pants!
This is the second time I have ordered the Ferndale Striped Trousers due to their great look and reliable quality. While they are true to size as described on the website, it should be noted that because they are cotton, they do stretch once worn and heated up by the body - similar to how jeans will stretch out once worn several times. I highly recommend these durable trousers.
Aug 16, 2018
N Loveland
Brooklyn NY
Nice Trousers!
Great style and fit! And as usual, quick service from HE!
Feb 27, 2018
Irish Jerry
Fountain Hills AZ
Fit perfectly.
Do as other reviewers have suggested, and step up your pant size, just as I did. And don't forget to order your suspenders because if you think you can find button suspenders in your town as I thought I could, you will be coming back for a second order and paying additional shipping charges.
Dec 15, 2017
Nashville Tn
Excellent quality
I was very pleased with the quality of the item, very well made for the price.
Oct 27, 2017
I love these trousers. Exactly as described, did need to cut and hem them, but that was expected. They fit well, and I am quite happy with this purchase. Highly recommendable Purchase.
Sep 7, 2017
Alan Sider
Dawson City Yu
Great Quality Trousers
Highly recommend!! I find them so comfortable on a day to day basis.
May 5, 2017
San Francisco CA
My favorite pair of pants!
These are probably the best pair of pants I've ever owned, I wore a pair for over a year or so before the constant use and abuse wore them out. I was devastated when I could no longer wear them and the Emporium didn't have my size at the time, luckily they finally came back in stock recently and I couldn't be happier! They're comfortable, sit nice and high, and have plenty of room in the pockets. I love the stripes and how they look once properly hemmed, I definitely recommend 'em
Feb 24, 2017
I wear a 32 in Levis. I should have ordered a 34 No way to alter waist. Order large and tailor to fit.
Feb 4, 2016
Worth every penny!
Wow! These are great! Wore them w/ my Vigilante coat to Church & received lots of compliments. I'm one of those jack of all trades kinda guys. I can weld as well as stitch a seam so I hemmed them with a 1" rolled up cuff for snazzy-ness sakes. Also, ordered a size up like they said to do & what a perfect fit! Now I'm ditching jeans as work pants & ordering the canvas version of these. They're that comfortable & well made :)
Jan 16, 2016
Tony Taylor
Potomac IL
I ordered these and within days it was at my doorstep. The pants fit around my boots perfectly with no bagginess and though the pants are longer in length, they never ride low on my boots or go below the heel., very comfortable and the stripes are well defined. Definitely happy with the purchase
Dec 17, 2015
Yuba city Ca
Great Fit - Great Advice
These period trousers worked perfectly for the theater costume I wanted to create. The advice of ordering one size bigger than your normal pant size was most helpful and assured that the fit was ideal. I normally wear a 36 waist (35 really) but to be cautious I ordered the Ferndale pants in a size 38. The higher-riding waistline fit me perfectly and once my wife hemmed them, and suspenders were attached, I was totally satisfied with the look and authenticity. The website stated that size 38 was "special order" and could take 10 to 14 days to arrive. Imagine my surprise when they came in 4 days. Great service and great product.
Dec 8, 2015
Marley's Ghost
Elyria Oh
Terrific trousers!
I'm a little surprised I didn't buy these earlier. They're very nice on all counts. The pattern and color look sharp; bolder and more eye-catching than solids, but not so much that they're garish. The material is lightweight and comfortable. And they just look dang good. Frankly, I'm starting to think the matching vest is calling my name to go with these pants. In short: These are a good pick!
Oct 19, 2015
Bellingham Wa


#9 Rated Work Pant
Classic Mens Trousers - Khaki Twill

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Pants Brown Tan Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Adventurer Stanley

ITEM 004575




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.85/5.00 stars from 52 reviews

Classic men's trousers
Realy nice trousers and the pale colour will work well with the Davenport coat
Sep 11, 2020
Hobart Ta
Extremely Comfortable!!
Pants are GREAT!! Well made and much more comfortable than jeans. The rep I spoke to recommended one size up from my jeans size and the fit was perfect. VERY pleased with product and overall experience. Will definitely buy more clothing in the near future.
Aug 13, 2020
Derby CT
Quality khaki trousers
They perfectly, and are very comfortable. I wear these for work and they are perfect for me. I will be reordering.
Jun 15, 2020

I Need More of These!! :)
I absolutely have fallen in love with these Khaki trousers. I have integrated them into my daily wardrobe, and for my body type (medium/large - "Husky" build), suspenders and trousers like these are a perfect fit. I've paired these trousers with a brown leather shoes, a light brown tweed vest, and a light blue collared shirt that has a cream and white check pattern in it for a timeless, dapper look. I would love to immediately buy 3-4 more pairs of these and add them to my wardrobe, however my size (40) is out of stock, with no replenishment date set by the manufacturer at this time. You better believe I'll be checking back for these on a regular basis so that I can buy some. In the meantime, I'm considering going to a local tailor and having a couple of pairs of Chinos made that feature the high waist, and the suspender buttons that are featured in these trousers. These are absolutely fantastic.
Mar 5, 2020
Chris H.
Kirkland WA
Great Trousers!
I am always impressed by the quality of Historical Emporium's clothing. These trousers and are a nice weight, but not too heavy to be hot in warm temps. They fit as expected from the other pants from HE. I received many compliments on my outfit (bought the matching jacket as well) at our Mardi Gras ball. I am anxious to wear it Mardi Gras day! Thanks HE!
Feb 11, 2020
Matt D
New Orleans LA
Love these pants!
I love these pants. Great quality. Definitely recommend.
Dec 31, 2019
Shane DeBack
Hwaseong-si Ky
Run small!
Nice pants but they run small!
Sep 19, 2019
Jerry FitzPatrick
Fountain Hills AZ
Shoot em in the coat, the pants are mine!
In 2016 I weighed 468 pounds, had a 60 inch waist and a 64" chest. I went on a diet and lost 200 pounds. I put on my old pants and they fell to the ground. I followed the instructions and ordered thees wunnerful pants one size greater than what I now wear. The 46 waist is very nice. I must shorten the legs inseam to 31". The pocket placement is perfect for me. Vertical on the front and deeeeep!
Aug 17, 2019
Burien Wa
Nice quality
No complaints, only a suggestion- inseam hemming service would be icing on the cake.
Aug 15, 2019
Will Stuart
Richmond Ma
I got my order on time, and the product is exactly what I wanted. Very comfortable! As always, make sure you read all the info regarding the sizing so you don't have to exchange it anything. I purchased this pair of pants for my Malcom Reynolds (Firefly) cosplay at Denver Pop Culture Con 2019, and cannot wait to try it out! Thank you Historical Emporium!! Sidenote for any other cosplayers going as Malcom Reynolds....It does not have Mal's signature stripe down the pant legs, so you will have to sew it on yourselves. This is not a complaint, but something to take note of.
May 17, 2019
Captain Reynolds

Well made, but large
Well made trousers, good quality fabric, but the size we ordered was too big. We returned & re-ordered a smaller size.
May 11, 2019

Khaki Pants
These pants are perfect khakis for a gentleman like myself. The pants have a classic rise that comes to the navel and a fish back. The pockets are lined in the khaki canvas. If you are a slimmer gentleman like myself you will want to order in the same size (or even a size smaller) than your typical pants as these sit at the stomach and not at the hips like modern fashion pants.
Dec 27, 2018
Huntsville AL
Summer Pants
Fit great, and look even better!
Jul 26, 2018
Ethan Cass

Nice pants.
My wife hemmed the legs and they fit perfectly. Light weight material will help to stay cool in the hot southeastern summer.
Jun 29, 2018
Frazier Douglass
Madison Al
Great pants
These lightweight twill trousers are just the thing for summer wear. Extremely comfortable and (except for the length prior to alteration) a perfect fit. I wear these all the time, not just to "Western" events, simply because they are so comfortable, especially in hot Texas weather. Why we ever transitioned to bluejeans, I'll never understand. I'm very happy with these, and plan to buy a couple of additional pairs.
May 17, 2018
Wimberley Te


#10 Rated Work Pant
Classic Canvas Trousers - Walnut

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Mens Pants Brown Cotton Solid Work |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Adventurer Motorist

ITEM 002975




Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.78/5.00 stars from 81 reviews

Best work pants
I got tired of the new skinny metro-sexual style jeans that don't hold up to a serious days work. And having regular jeans fall off my butt, even with a belt, just made the decision to find a replacement that much easier. Was recommended these by Mr. Chickadee and haven't looked back. Not only are they the same material as carhartt pants but they have suspender buttons that actually look nice. None of those old fat guy suspenders with the gator clips that look like garbage. The style of these pants is old skool. So, if you're trying to return to monke, these are it. I have gotten many compliments. My wife says they compliment the male body shape due to the high waist. I don't recommend these for "out on the town" pants. They are work pants made of canvas. Very durable. But I do have the standard cotton pants from the same company and they are very nice with a dress shirt and matching suspenders with a pair of allen edmonds. Also, as mentioned, they are the same material as carhartt. So, if your gonna wear them on a summer day, you will sweat. They are durable and thick. I wear mine mostly in the winter or if the job is gonna be really dirty. Ditch the skinny jeans and return to the classics.
Oct 1, 2021
Randy R

Sturdy and thick material
There's nothing bad I can say about these pants. Right after I put them on I felt how well made and sturdy they are. Solid quality. Been wearing them for film shoots and on the daily basis. No complaints from me so far. Will try them on horseback and then will see :)
Oct 1, 2021
Oleg K

Classic Canvas Trousers
These pants are quite nice. They are definitely not "costume" material, but very well made pants. The fabric is thick and seems durable. I normally wear a size 34 pants in Levi's or slacks, but per the instructions order a size 38 and they fit just fine. The pant legs are plenty long to hem to your size. I am impressed by the quality of the garment. I expect to get years of wear out of them.
Jul 28, 2021
19th Century...

Best pants that I've ever bought
These are the best pair of pants I've ever bought. The material is top notch and the fit is perfect. One note on the fit: When you are ordering use your true waist size. If your jeans say you're a 36 that means your waist is actually about 40 inches around, so order a 40. I am not one to write reviews, but I am so happy with these pants.
Jan 6, 2021
James J.

Quality pants
Rugged, Comfortable and good looking. You can wear these to work or a dance. What a find.
Aug 17, 2020
Jess N.
Roachdale In
Just what I needed!
these are so amazing! I usuallu wear standard 501 jeans and have always been slightly uncomfortable. But these high-waisted pant are just the right amount if room! Can't wait to purchase more.
Jul 31, 2020
Andrew R
Show Low AZ
Wonderful Pants!
Fit good and look authentic. Really happy with these pants!
Jul 1, 2020
Port Trevorton PA
Lincoln Presenter
worked great!
Jun 25, 2020
I recommend the trousers. They are everything I was looking for.
Mar 11, 2020
classic canvas trousers
I started buying these trousers for reenactments (suitable for a wide range of impressions and periods), but now I wear them all the time. I hope you stock them for a long time because they take forever to wear out. I particularly like the comfort of a "suspender" fit and the fact that the pockets are made out of the same tough material as the pants themselves. It's impossible to put a hole in them.
Dec 19, 2019
William Ott
Goldsboro NC
Classic Canvas Trousers Walnut
These trousers are amazing! The Fit and Quality are excellent! and look great on the Husband. Amazed at the thickness of them, these will be replacing his jeans. We'll be ordering more, he prefers the cut and fit to 'modern' pants. thank You for offering such great clothing. Cheers, Tere
Oct 4, 2019
Colorado Springs Co
Great product!
Great pants. On the heavy duty side so probably best for cool weather!
Sep 19, 2019

The feel and look of these trousers will impress anyone who sees or wears them. Hardy material and quality craftsmanship make these trousers you can go to a fancy dress party one day and do farm work the next without a hitch. Great for horseback riding too.
Jul 12, 2019
Phillipsburg Ne
Great trousers
I use these pants as a costume and they work for early Victorian through the 1950's as well as for Western wear. I have purchased many of these pants over the years and they never disappoint! They are true to measured size.
May 3, 2019
Georgina Willmott
Sarasota Fl
Quality trousers
These trousers are comfortable, fit great (did purchase one size larger like was told) great for men who carry a gun in pocket because of very deep pockets, also can carry my gloves, etc. when out in pasture working. I am very pleased with the quality and fit. I purchased the suspenders from you also.
Dec 27, 2018
Athens GA


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