US Navy Denim Bell-Bottoms
• Blue Denim
• Dated from the 1980's
• Vintage US Navy Bell Bottoms
• Made in USA
The bell bottom trousers were adopted by the US Navy for a lot more than the stylish look, popularized in the 70's. The bell bottom trouser was introduced for sailors to wear in 1817. The new design was made to allow the young men who washed down the ship's deck to roll their pant legs up above their knees to protect the material. This modification also improved the time it took to take them off when the sailors needed to abandon ship in a moment's notice. The trousers also doubled as a life preserver by knotting the pant legs.
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They were a nice pair of bellbottoms, a little bit bigger than I anticipated them to be though but overall really good.
I have been searching for a pair of navy dungarees I finally found them at McGuire, they were very similar to the pair I owned in the 70’s, unfortunately they were too small. McGuire made the return very easy. So sad they didn’t fit.
I’m always looking to get some new jeans that won’t wear out for work. These jeans are stiff and rigid which I like. The seams and garment construction are also strong. The styling is definitely vintage navy, but these also pass for 1970’s bell bottoms. I’m happy with my purchase!