The leather can be sewn by hand, or with a good quality home sewing machine. Soft leather breeches are somewhat self-tailoring. These are reproductions of the most commonly worn breeches in the 18th century. The waist band is lined with linen in order to minimize stretching, and the fall (if chosen) is lined with linen to minimize bulk. Constructed with both inner and outer leg seams. Your portrayal will determine if you should wear fall front or French fly. Knee band closure may be buckles (sold separately) or buttons. See our button page for any 5/8" button and write the name of the button in the order comments at check out.
Available for waists up to 50" maximum (actual waist measurement; not modern pant size). Large or extra tall sizes may incur an additional $50 charge, if the hide is large enough to accommodate.
Kit includes pattern, instructions, the amount of fabric suggested by the pattern manufacturer, waistband lining, buttons and twill tape for laces. Choose the smallest pattern style that will fit.
You and your tailor or seamstress are responsible for the final fit. The Quartermaster General is not responsibilities for pattern idiosyncrasies or errors. Clothing kits cannot be returned.
The gentleman shown wearing our breeches is blacksmith, Ken Kurtz.