Vintage 1950s 60s Mexican Toreador Capri Pants Beige Linen Clamdiggers Size M


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This is a pair of 1960s era Toreador or Capri style pants. Capri pants were originally designed by Sonja de Lennart in 1948. They were called Capri pants because they rose to popularity on the Isle of Capri during the 1950s, although they are also referred to as “clamdiggers" or toreador pants, due to their similarity to the pants worn by bullfighters. Grace Kelly was one of the first movie stars to wear the style and they became very popular after Mary Tyler Moore wore them as her character Laura Petrie on the Dick Van Dyke show during the early 60s. 


This pair of pants is made in a beige or cream white colour.  They do up with a metal zipper at the front and have a two button closure at the waistline.  There are no loops for a belt, no pockets and are unlined.  There is a small notch at the bottom side of either leg, typical of Capri style pants.

Age: 1950s/early 1960s

Label: RC Sastreria Eréndira Acapulco Mex.

Material: Linen woven finish, probably a cotton linen

Sizing: Size 46 is indicated, which is likely a European sizing, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the piece into consideration:

Waist: 29" around

Hips: 35”-36“ around

Overall length: 38", measured flat

Leg inseam: 26"


They in very clean condition and despite not having tags, look unused and were well kept over the years.

This is a wonderful pair of pants - easy to wear style, interesting Mexican origin!