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late war trousers....

Postby machinegunjoe » Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:29 am

Sorry if its been asked but.... So how high are the late war trousers supposed to be at the bottom?
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Re: late war trousers....

Postby MartinR » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:30 am

As long as they aren't so short you end up with the ends outside your gaiters, I don't think it matters. If they are too long, they will be pleasingly baggy.

Mine come just above where my ankle reaches my foot. My FJ jump trousers are shorter, but they are designed to be.

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Re: late war trousers....

Postby machinegunjoe » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:33 pm

Thanks for the reply Martin :) mine are above my ankle by about an inch/inch and a half.

Another silly question but are the white cotton strips at the bottom of the trousers do they go underfoot or around the leg to tighten the trouser so it doesn't ride up?
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Re: late war trousers....

Postby Mattywheels » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:52 pm

My understanding is that the strips are basically stirrups to keep the trousers in place.
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Re: late war trousers....

Postby machinegunjoe » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:30 pm

I guessed as much. These seem a bit shorter than they should be for me. Though trying them with the gaiters they seem ok so may do for now :)

Thanks for the heads up guys :good:
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Re: late war trousers....

Postby MartinR » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:09 am

You could always loosen your braces so they hang a bit lower. My old P37 BD trousers were a bit short in the leg so I just let them hang a bit lower.

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