On August 11, 1937, the US Army released khaki pants with the military code number of [spec.no.6-254]. These pants have three pockets in the front (one slant pocket for each side, and one watch pocket) and two hip pockets in the back. In the fall of 1942, the military code number of [spec.no.6-254] contract ended.
This is a reproduction of the 1942 version, and it features are double welted pockets, and twin-needle chain stitch craft. It comes in 11.5 oz of high-density single-yarn drill fabric, which is very close to the texture of the original.
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This is the second pair of WWII era pants that I have ordered. I wish that there was more of the lighter colored pants to order, but I understand the constraints of the supply chain at the moment. I love the pants and love that they are so close to the era they are made from. You have customer as long as you sell the same kind of pants!
True retro to when pants sat high with plenty of leg room. I definitely avoid the “skinny fit and sits at the hip” fit so these fit the bill. The fabric used for these are thick and durable too and I know they’ll last years / decades especially with hanging them up to dry instead using a dryer. Note, they run small. I normally wear a 31 waistline so in these I wear a 34. I bought three to keep me going for a while.
Excellent material. High detail accuracy. However, even ordering a size up, the waist is still a little tight.
Perfect vintage chino! High waist and solid fabric. A real bargain!!!
Sizing was exactly as described - order one size larger than what you typically where. That said, pants are way too long and must be tailored. Being 5'8", I am used to this and it is no big deal. Very happy with the quality and look and, once I get them dialed in with tailoring, I am sure they will become my go to khakis. Yet another solid offering from Bronson.
The Stuff is good, but the Goddamn wait in the Chinese shipping to the US is more than I am willing to go through again.
These are nice pants. They are well made, well priced and fit nicely.
The waist of the trousers are cut too small, I ordered 38 and they are more like a 36 with no room to let out? Very nice Chinos, but need some work with the sizing.... I am on a forced diet!!
Great pants at a great price! Will certainly be back for more.
Note I would be willing to pay for higher quality buttons though, as those are noticeably cheap. But otherwise love these!
Wrote a full review on the ivy-style.com website. Hope you enjoy.
Very good quality and good service. Can´t wait to buy the next item.
Great trousers, I wear them a lot at home. If you are thinking of buying, keep in mind there are vintage cut, so they have a high rise and wide legs. Very well made and hard wearing.
Nice ww2 chinos, with a great vintage high rise wide cut. I've had them for about a year and they're totally frayed at the hem which is normal for lightweight chinos like these.
The real deal. Nice heavy twill and original fit. Well done Bronson.
Keep up the quality and branch out into more items besides military.
US Army 1942 Chinos are great, good fabric - read the comment about the sizing when ordering as they come up small so need to order a size bigger then you normally take. Great service!
I like them.
Great fit and excellent quantity
Great fit and excellent quality
Very impressed with the quality of the chinos,definitely needed the larger size as they are on the small side but they are great trousers.
As always great bit of kit.. Superb
Great pants with a superior quality
The pants are very well made, of top quality materials. The fit is a little different for me, fine at the waist with very full legs and rear. I am looking forward to breaking them in and washing them a few times.
HIGH QUALITY! Not thin crap at all. I am very impressed. Nice thick heavy weave and very well made. Even inside of the pockets is really thick and tough unlike most pants that have that thin cheap feel when you put your hands in your pockets. very strong... no holes happening here... no losing your keys or loose change. Highly recommend. Seem true to size. I wear a size 32 in bluejeans and these Chinos fit me just fine if not perhaps just a tad tight. some might consider going up one size.
These are really great pants--very well-constructed and true to the original. My only complaint is that while I ordered a 36-inch waist, these fit more like a 34. They're too small in the waist for me. I hope you will consider making larger sizes, as I would very much like to be a regular customer.
The khakis themselves are great and look exactly how they are depicted in the ad, however the sizing is off. The W32 size was way too tight even though 32 is what I normally wear. As instructed, I sent an email to Bronson to request the return shipping address and am in the process of sending back to exchange for W34. Stay tuned!