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    Posted: 11 May 2014 at 3:11pm
The brown corduroy pair are Mule Brand (cardboard tag posted a couple of days back)
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Very cool. Thanks for starting this thread.

Do any of these fit you? Or are most vintage breeches also too short for the tall man.

That second pair looks exactly like the FW timber beast trousers up top, and the cuffs at the bottom look exactly like the "Tommy Pant" Nigel Cabourn did last fall.

Anyone interested in pics of breeches and jodhpurs should check this tumblr site out.

http://jodhpursandsons.tumblr.com/
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The brown cord ones do fit me. The knees hit in about the right place & I can button the bottoms. However, they sit pretty high on the calf making me think they were designed to go with high riding boots.

The khaki pair fit me on the waist but are too short.

The cuffed hunting pants fit me & I wear those sometimes. I think they are about a 30inch inseam so shorter than regular pants but ok with 8 hole boots.
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PS. I did see those Cabourn pants. Nice but the vintage ones are not too rare & are a lot cheaper.
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Sounds likes its just at tough to find a vintage pair that fit. Thanks for the tip on the vintage cuffed hunting pants, didn't realize they were abundantly available.



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Nice pic^^^ & thanks for the links btw.
It seemed to me the hunting pants were fairly common although I did wait a while for a long enough, clean enough pair to come up on ebay. I don't think I payed a great deal for them, $30-50 perhaps.
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I'm quite interested in the use of breeches among forest rangers/workers. I haven't seen a lot of pics of workers in breeches, but it seems like they had popularity among the rangers of the USFS, who were often mounted on horses and, undoubtedly, sought to cast a higher class and powerful image (not unlike Daniel Plainview in breeches in There Will be Blood).

Nice pic of a forest ranger in "choke bores" and some interesting info on ranger uniforms at the Forest History site.



Heinie Marker: timber beast about 1924, dressed in his "choke bores," at Deer Springs Lookout tower. From the Paul Roberts photo album.

That's just about the perfect silohuette IMO.

For more info, check out the section on uniforms at that page. Some thing never change! It does indeed take some intestinal fortitude to pull the breeches look off, and even more so today.

"While still at New Haven, I had made a very attractive riding suit of brown flecked corduroy. I realized immediately after noting the characteristic dress of the he-men of the Southwest, that my riding clothes were quite out of keeping and would make me entirely too conspicuous. While I didn't go so far as to adopt the Levi Strausses, I did use khaki trousers for about the first season, and subsequently khaki riding breeches, and while I found the latter much more comfortable for riding and just as comfortable as trousers for walking provided they were not too tight in the knees, I must admit that considerable intestinal fortitude was required to wear them."

This is only an illustration, but it certainly takes very little imagination to picture Gifford Pinchot sporting a pair of breeches.





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Breeks are a very popular choice of trouser around my neighbourhood, possibly due to Brocklehursts only being a short drive away, they are usually accessorised with Shotgun at breech and/or Spaniels at heel. Along with the Breeks and Plus 2,s they advertised on the site the shop is a veritable aladdins cave of the British Country look, should anyone need a Tweed Proxy?
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Give me 30 years and I'll hit you up for some tweed OO. For now I think I'd like to find a pair in duck.
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Here is a pair of WW2 GI boots and breeches,about ten years ago when i used to ride horses.
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