Almost EXACT Raiders pants

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Posted by Dale Dassel from on December 01, 1998 at 16:10:46:

In Reply to: Good Looking Pants for $7! posted by Indy Magnoli on December 01, 1998 at 10:01:17:

: Here is a good temporary alternate while we wait for a less expensive version of the real thing. And you can't go wrong for only $6.97!

: I found these pants in the newest catalog of The Sportsman's Guide:

: Genuine 100% Wool Slacks, originally made for Belgian ground troops. Pleated fronts, button fly and flap closed back pockets! The color looks like the right brown but it's a badly printed catalog so it's hard to tell. They're only available in 30" and 32" waists. I've order three pair for myself. I'll give a better report once I actually see them and try them on.

: According to the catalog they have very limited quantities. This catalog often gets very small quantities of stuff from different places so if you want them order them soon. Here's the number: 1-800-888-.30-06. Cute number, eh?

: Happy hunting,
: Indy

Well, there is something to be said for expense, but I have found
a very sweet deal myself. There is a brand of pants called Savane
who make a style called the Process 2000. The color you want is
called khaki. I own two pairs and these are the closest things I
have ever seen to the pants in Raiders. The color is somewhat of
a medium brown, which appears gray/brown depending on what light
they are in. They have the 1940's style double flap pockets on
the back. They also feature the pleats on the front (as seen in
Raiders) The only contrary thing is that the front and back of
the legs are formed with a permanent crease (like Army pants)
But this just adds to the 1930's look of them. Belk-Matthews
sells them with a cuffed leg for a whopping $40. I found out
that the hard way. I had my cuffed ones custom hemmed for me.
You will also have to remove the "fake" mini-flap on the front
right side of the pants with a seam ripper. But, fortunately for
us budget-minded individuals, you can purchase these very same
pants WITH hemmed legs for only $20 at your local Sam's Club.
They are the closest thing I've ever seen. Also, as a bonus,
the inside waist band of the pants features a map design.
Cool, huh?


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