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Men's or Women's 50s/60s Boy Scout Pants Olive Drab Green Red Trim

$ 50.00 Sale Save

These older Boy Scout uniform pants are so cool looking, and great quality too! I have a pair in my personal closet that I converted to capris after the knees wore out that I love - they break in like great vintage denim, and develop their own patina. They have a Hollywood waist; i.e., no set-in waistband. They are high waisted with stovepipe pantlegs. Multiple pockets, including the two in front that are set off with narrow red cording - the square rounded-corner flaps can be buttoned open or closed. There are also two good sized bound pockets in back, plus a tiny zippered one inside the waist flap.

SIZE: No size label.

 Measurements Inches Centimeters
Waist 29.5" 75
Front rise 11" 28
Hips 42" 106.5
Inseam 29.5 or more 75 or more
Pantleg hem circunmference 17" 43

FABRIC/COLORS: Medium to heavy weight gabardine, olive drab. I believe this is cotton, but the pants are so well constructed that I didn't find a safe place to snip a bit of fabric to confirm. The front pocket flaps are edged in red gabardine/twill. The inner facings and pockets are done in a substantial unbleached twill.

TAGS: A stamp on the inner flap has the BSA logo and motto "Be Prepared" as well as an admonition that "This garment may be worn only by a registered member".

CLOSURES: They button at the waist, with an inner flap that also buttons to prevent any gap. There is a 9" metal Talon zipper. There are also a pair of buttons at each front pocket, plus one more for the left rear pocket. The buttons are particularly nice - embossed metal "Boy Scouts of America" layered over what looks like a plastic base.

CONDITION: A former owner shortened these by 2 1/2" - it feels like there is also an inner hem of 2", meaning you could easily lengthen them by 4", but there would probably be a fade line. Overall, the pants show minimal signs of wear, but I find a scuff on the rear pantleg, wearer's right with a fe broken threads there - see closeup, as well as a subtle lightening just above the knee on the wearer's left - see other closeup. As the pants get more broken in, these areas should blend in to the overall look