Black Sign

Heavy Herringbone Old Clown Gurkha Pants - Old Camel


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From Victorian era curiosities to early 20th century equestrian and motorcycle wear to rare WW2 era items - Black Sign garments are beautifully constructed, with a shared identity and aesthetic cohesion running through the collection to a degree we rarely see in brands focusing on reproductions & recreations.

Among the more unique styles of trousers to pass through our doors, the Old Clown pants have become an instant favorite among our staff. Cut with an exceptionally high rise, the top block is relaxed, with pleats for shaping and an extended waistband that closes with a belt fastening at each hip. Each leg tapers down from a relaxed waist, to a full thigh, to a slim cuff - these legs run slightly short, perfect for tucking into your tallest boots, or wearing out to emphasize the dramatic leg shape.

These are made from a heavyweight 100% cotton herringbone twill fabric that has been dyed "old camel" brown. The HBT is rinsed, giving it a soft and immediately broken-in feel, making these pants a pleasure to wear from the minute you get them. Two front pockets pair with two rear pockets to give you four pockets, which is, in our opinion, the normal amount of pockets that a pair of pants should have.

Fits true to size with an adjustable waistband that can gain or lose about 3" in either direction thanks to the belt fastenings at each hip. Wash cold and hang dry.

  • 100% cotton
  • Heavy herringbone twill fabric
  • Gurkha waistband
  • High rise
  • Pleated top block
  • Adjustable belts at hip
  • Zip fly
  • Wide thigh
  • Tapered leg
  • Cropped length
  • Four pockets
  • Custom woven labels
  • True to size
  • Wash cold and hang dry
  • Made in Japan

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All measurements are in inches.

Model Eden-Marcel wears a 30
Eden-Marcel's sizing specs are:
5'9" and 170lbs
39" chest and 31" waist

Fits true to size with an adjustable waistband that can gain or lose about 3" in either direction thanks to the belt fastenings at each hip. Wash cold and hang dry.

Size Waist Front Rise Back Rise Upper Thigh Knee Leg Opening Inseam
30 28.5" 16.25" 19.75" 14.25" 10.5" 6.5" 24.75"
32 30" 16.5" 20" 14.75" 10.625" 6.75" 25"
34 32" 16.75" 20.25" 15.125" 10.75" 6.925" 25.25"
36 34" 17" 20.5" 15.5" 11.25" 7" 25.5"

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DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

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