Recently a reader alerted us to a pair of deadstock pants for sale on Etsy. They’ve been scooped up, alas, but that needn’t stop us from examining them.
The cotton-polyester trousers come from a Main Street clothier called The Washington Manfuacturing Company of Nashville, TN. It began making workwear and trademarked the name “Dee Cee” in 1922; “Konstant Krease” was trademarked in 1965.
The hang tag on the pants is interesting for the use of the terms “Ivy styling” and especially “trads,” the name of the trouser model.
Speaking of which, it looks like a pretty good blueprint for our khaki project. According to the Etsy seller BriarVintage, the 32-waist pants had an 11.5-inch rise and 7.5-inch leg opening. — CEE CEE & CEE ESS