These pants are known as "Grötbyxor" ("Porridge pants") in Sweden and were issued for the Swedish army back in the mid 20th century intended to be worn as casual clothing when spending time in camp.
The pants have a wide and comfortable fit and are made of a durable twill fabric. They have a chinch backs for easy adjustment of the waist size.
The condition of the pants is over all good for there age and given that they have been worn by the army one can expect that they have been used a lot but over all the condition is great. The fabric has developed a softness that only can be achieved by years of use and lots of washes. This pair is missing it's suspender buttons but one can easily attach new ones.
These pants have no size marking but measures 48 cm straight across the waist, so we estimate them to fit if you are a W 38. But we recommend reading all the measurements in the size list below to get the best information about the fit.
When it comes to vintage Swedish army clothes it is getting harder and harder to find, and if one would compare the amount of military clothes made in Sweden as to other European countries or USA it becomes clear that the production must have been much lower and rarer in comparison.
- Vintage 1940s Swedish Army Pants "Grötbyxor" No. 8
- 100% Cotton
- Button fly
- Chinch back for adjustment of the waist size
- Single back pocket
- Two front pockets
- Pocket bags made of thick cotton canvas
- Made in Sweden
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.
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