French Boys' Short Pants: Creases


Figure 1.--A French reader tells us, "My mother saved a pair of short pants that I wore about 1951. They are a good example of how important creases were in short pants during the 1950s. These wool models had the creases sewn over casting to give a better smart appearence. Also notice the cuffs which were also though stylish at the time." Click on the image for a full picture of these suspender shorts.

French mothers considered the creases in short pants to be very impotant for a good look. Before the 1960s, creases in the pants were very important. Almost all images of well dressed boys show them wearing short pants with sharp creases. A French reader reports, "My mother saved a pair of short pants that I wore about 1951. They are a good example of how important creases were in short pants during the 1950s. These wool models had the creases sewn over casting to give a better smart appearence. Also notice the cuffs which were also though stylish at the time. They are still almost new. A little while ago I showed them to my children and my brother. They were amused as they looked like rompers. One was a pair of wool shorts. My wife is very glad that these things has been found as they are a wonderful reminder of days gone by."







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Created: November 8, 2002
Last updated: December 14, 2003