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Excelsior Front Pocket Trousers

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Get ready for the Gold Rush diggings with our great front pocket welt trousers! We are excited to offer a reproduction of these utilitarian styled mid-19th century trousers that were worn by gold miners, prospectors, and all manner of citizens during the gold rush era all the way through the Civil War era.  These trousers feature front-welt pockets, instead of the more commonly seen side seam pockets, button fly front and adjustable belt back, making them both functional and stylish. All trousers are finished with a 32-inch inseam, so if you require a shorter inseam than 32 inches, you will need to re-hem the trousers. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of history and get ready for the gold rush diggings with our great front pocket welt trousers!


Sizing information:  Like all of our trousers, these trousers are sized at NATURAL WASTE size, which is your true waist at the navel (bully button).  That usually will not be what your modern jean size is.  Jean sizes have "vanity" inches built in, so please measure your waist with a tape and make sure of your actual natural waist size before you order.  For example, if you wear a modern jeans size of 38, your natural waist might be a 40 or 42. 


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  • 5
    Excelsior Trousers

    Posted by Sean Fetterley on 16th Mar 2023

    THE best reproduction trousers I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. Just stunning quality and historical accuracy. I have the pleasure of owning a fed antique trousers and these fit just right in.

  • 5
    Great fit and look!

    Posted by Matt Bursig on 1st Dec 2022

    The trousers fit very well, and had the appropriate look and feel. I will get great use from them.

  • 5
    Excelsior Front Pocket Trousers

    Posted by Michael Schaffner on 10th Nov 2022

    Knowing enough about sewing to know I really didn't want to put the work into another pair of trousers if I could find a well made pair for a reasonable price, I rolled the dice on these. Whatever score you're looking for you'll roll with these. The fabric looks good and it promises to wear well, too. I thought the front pockets looked a little weird at first, but if you wear these at your natural waist as you should you'll find them well placed. Attractive and practical, I'm very happy with this purchase.

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