Fall-Front Breeches

Men's Shirt

Fall front breeches became fashionable after the middle of the 18th century. In shape, they are quite similar to fly front breeches, with the exception of the method of front closure. These breeches have a shaped waistband which ties over a center back gusset; the seat is full, the legs tight with sufficient fullness through the crotch for full freedom of movement; the front rise is short, with the waistband fitting around the hips, under the stomach; the kneeband is designed for buckles; the pockets extend under the front fall and there is a watch pocket in the waistband.
This original breeches pattern is based on extant examples in the collections of Colonial Williamsburg, The National Museum of American History, and the Museum of the City of London.
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