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#1 US Victory Museum

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:01 PM

Jodhpurs, unlike riding breeches, are full length trousers
and do not end just below the knees. However, some jodhpurs
are adapted for riding in that they are pattern cut with their
seems on the exterior of the leg and that they have leather
padding sewn on the inside of the legs.

The word "jodhpurs" is often used interchangeably with riding
breeches, although breeches more strictly are riding trousers
that come down to just below the knee.

The first photo is a private purchase pair of cotton khaki
jodhpurs. This style of clothing was meant to be tight fitting
at the waist and along the full length of the leg, yet be loose
fitting around the hips and caboose. Pants of this type would
have been worn in hot tropical climates where insects made the
wearing of approved dresses impractical.

All of the photos I have seen of American women wearing jodhpurs
have been taken in the Pacific Theater, and all of the women were
A.N.C.


The second pair are more green in colour and are composed from
corduroy. They have real leather sewn on the inside of the pants
leg. I suspect that this pair may be either American WLA or
British WLA (Women's Land Army). Perhaps the buttons may be from
an earlier era. This article smells quite musty, although the
leather is near mint. If anyone recognizes this button type, please
chime in.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:01 PM

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:02 PM

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:02 PM

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:03 PM

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:25 AM

I enjoy your informative postings, Thanks!
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 07:06 PM

I did a quick search for "women's breeches" and found this old thread.  I'm hoping that someone can provide any information at all about this item I picked up at a local antique store.  They were lying on a dusty shelf along with a pair of men's cotton khaki breeches (I'll ask about them in a separate post elsewhere) so I bought them both for a whopping $10.  Anyway, the only label to be found is a small white tag with the number "1354-2" (on the reverse is the letter "F").  I was hoping that they might be part of a woman's uniform, but the more I search out info on these articles of clothing, the more confused I get!  Also, the material seems wrong to me (for something dating to pre-WWII).  The materials feels "slick" to the touch.  My wife agrees that it's not 100% cotton; possibly a cotton/polyester blend, but polyester (Dacron) wasn't introduced to the public until 1951-52.  Any thoughts?

 

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 01:24 PM

Speeder3,

I am not an expert but yours look like civilian horse riding pants and not military issue.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 07:29 AM

Speeder3,

I am not an expert but yours look like civilian horse riding pants and not military issue.


...Kat

I tend to agree with you.  The material just doesn't look or feel right for military issue.  Thanks for the feedback.

 

Brian




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