The story of the 1942 Hunting Pants

The history of the 1942 Hunting Pant goes way back. The former work trousers pants was used for hunting and the life outdoors and have a very long tradition in northern America. Hunting, in contrast to Europe. In North-America hunting was allowed to everybody and therefore people were always out in the woods looking for game. In Europe on the contrary, hunting was mostly done by the upper classes and European hunting appareal had more of a fancy touch to it. Not so in the U.S. and Canada. Therefore North American hunting garments were affordable, strong built, comfortable to wear. Mostly hunting garments were made of duck canvas. The Pike Brothers 1942 Hunting Pant is a typical example instead. The trousers are made for the life outdoors and consists of duck canvas or selvage denim depending on the color you prefer.

The 1942 Hunting Pant Herringbone Brown by Pike Brothers

Pike Brothers released the 1942 Hunting Pants Herringbone Brown for this season. The new Pike Brothers pants is made of herringbone selvage denim quality and was made for the life outdoors. This is where it feels the most comfortable. The Pike Brothers 1942 Hunting Pant offers a regular fit, suspender buttons and a cinch back for size adjustment. Heavy bar tacks and seams mark it as an article for daily use. The D-ring at the front is a typical feature of the 1940’s. It offered the owner the ability to attach his pocketwatch chain, a feature that comes in very handy even today. The following features characterize the Pike Brothers 1942 Hunting Pant Herringbone Twill Brown:

  • 100% Cotton
  • Normal waist, regular fit
  • Buttons, rivets and cinch back in zinc finishing
  • Heavy bar tacks on seam ends, belt loops and pockets
  • Suspender buttons
  • D-ring for attaching a pocket watch chain
  • Made in Portugal

The Pike Brothers Hunting Pant is now available here;

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.