Wide Leg Trousers - Lined striped Trousers

Trousers worn with morning or frock coats are invariably of a black and grey striped material and are without turn-ups. When lounge jackets are worn formally with waistcoats, the trousers are also of a striped, usually cashmere, material and could have turn-ups. In the early years false turn-ups on trousers replace real ones so as to save on material, but even these are no longer to be seen, although later they again become popular.  The width of trouser legs is about 58cm at the knees, decreasing to 53cm at the bottom, but in the later they become narrower, shrinking to about 50cm and 45cm for economy's sake. Later the legs again become wider, with the trousers slightly longer and breaking well over the shoes. Towards the end of the decade when the Edwardian look become fashionable, trousers become much narrower towards the bottoms and are known as 'peg tops' or 'drainpipes'. Trouser pockets which are in the side seams and are vertical are gradually omitted, and cross pockets, which are towards the front below the waistband, become more fashionable as it is assumed that they are more practical for access when seated in cars. These pockets are placed almost horizontally with the openings sloped. Small fob pockets in the front which have been excluded, are occasionally replaced with a buttoned flap. The back hip pockets, one either side, also usually with buttoned flaps, are replaced after the decade, although sometimes only one is present.

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