1940s Wool Jodhpurs by Pytchley, England


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Whether you’re riding a horse or strutting around town in boots and a floaty blouse these jodhpurs will give you comfort and style. This pair is made from a light brown wool which is strong and soft, not scratchy. Button closures on both sides of the waist and elasticated ankles make them easy to slide on. Featuring two deep pockets at front waist, internal cotton waistband and lightly padded crotch and inner calves. While the fabric is not elasticated there is enough give in the wool to be comfortable.

Adapted from Indian traditional churidar in the 1890s for playing polo, jodhpurs were popularised by English men for playing sports, driving cars and in the military. Quickly these practical pants were adopted by female horse and bike riders. From then on jodhpurs have been connected to increasing freedoms in women’s fashion and lifestyles, especially revolutionised after WWII.

Fits like modern size S-SM

Measurements (lying flat):

Waist 36cm

Hips 49cm

Thigh width 39cm

Calf width 18cm

Ankle width 16cm

Length 106cm

Note, the buttons could be moved 3.5cm on each side for extra width.

Manufacture: Pytchley, made in England

Provenance: Sourced from New Zealand

Condition: Excellent- a small dark stain on inner calf and centre back waistband. Some pencil writing on back internal pocket, from the shop or manufacturer. They look barely worn.