Buzz Rickson's William Gibson Chino 1942 Model Black
The Japanese brand Buzz Rickson's are today counted among the few high-end reproduction manufacturers of military and casual garments in the world! They strive to make true replicas by carefully researching and analyzing original vintage garments, taking great care to duplicate the material while paying close attention to technique and quality with the goal to bring back old forgotten techniques and machines needed to make garments of outstanding quality without compromises.
This is Buzz Rickson's reproduction of the classic chino pants worn by the USAAF throughout WW2. Produced today to full military spec from that time. These pants have a high waist that reaches up to the actual waist a couple of centimeters above the bellybutton. In combination with a good width in the legs you get that formal but at the same time comfortable style that we associate with a well dressed fashion from the middle of last century.
The William Gibson collection has its basis in the long time interest of military garments which the author William Gibson has. In his novel "Pattern Recognition" the protagonist Cayce Pollard was described wearing an all black Buzz Rickson's MA-1 Flight Jacket. This led to Buzz Rickson's receiving many requests for this particular jacket and as the jacket historically had not been produced in black, Buzz decided to launch a brand new collection. The William Gibson tribute collection is an all black version of these military reproductions.
These chinos are unwashed but they won't shrink notably, however if you are in between two sizes we recommend you to go for the larger size. The fabric is dense, stiff and shiny at the beginning just like vintage originals but will will soften when worn and washed a few times. The shine will also come off and the cotton will get soft and faded just like a pair of original vintage 40 pair of pants!
Johan is 173 cm tall, weigh 67 kilos and wears a size W30.
Hemming is always included when you purchase a pair of pants from us! Give us a comment during check out and we will shorten them before we send them. Keep in mind that you won't be able to return the pants if we alter the length for you.
- Buzz Rickson's William Gibson Chino 1942 Model Black - BR41860 - 100% Cotton - High rise with wide legs - Button fly - Double welted pockets - Natural cotton drill waistband and pocket bags - Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. The thigh measurements are taken 10 centimeters down from the crotch straight across the pant leg.