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Richmond Clothing Bureau Trousers (Jean) 1862-1865

Richmond Clothing Bureau Trousers (Jean) 1862-1865

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 Private Henry Hollyday of the 2nd Maryland Infantry wore a pair of government-issue pants home at the end of the war. This garment is a characteristic example of the pants produced by the Richmond Clothing Bureau. Constructed of the same vegetable dyed wool and undyed cotton jean seen in several surviving jackets produced by the Clothing Bureau, lined in the same cotton osnaburg used to make shirts and drawers and line jackets and caps, and exhibiting the same “closed” buttonhole fly facing seen in other nearly identical pants with ANV provenance, Hollyday’s pants typify those issued by the hundreds of thousands to troops serving in Virginia. 

Today they are in the collection of the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Additional historical information is available here
These reproduction trousers are available in grey on natural wool jean. 

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  • Historic Fit

The trouser sizes noted represent the natural waist measurement of the individual. Please beware these are not modern sizes and failure to utilize true natural waist measurements will result in ill fitting trousers. The tailoring fit and shapes are accurate to the historic garment, which are often different than equivalent modern clothing.

  • Production Time

All historic garments have a production time of six to eight months (25-32 weeks).

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