Vintage 1960s Capri Pants Light Green Linen Clamdiggers Ladies Size M
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a pair of 1960s era 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". 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. These are designed with a narrow waistband, a small vertically rectangular pocket at the upper right, and with a tapered leg with a slit at the bottom. They are made in a mid-calf length. They do up the front with a metal zipper fly and a green button at the waistline. I believe that they are of European origin - they came with a large lot of French designer clothing from the 60s and 70s, old unused store stock.
Label: None except for a size tag. As mentioned, they were with a lot of French designer clothing from the 60s and 70s, all of its unused.
Color: Light green
Material: Linen woven finish, might be a linen and silk blend
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: 30", measured flat
Leg inseam: 18"
They in excellent condition and despite not having tags, look unused and were well kept over the years - the button, however, is loose and would need a few stitches and also there is some loose seam stitching just above the button (see close-up photo).
This is a wonderful pair of pants - attractive colour!