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Flannel Trousers

A History of British Flannel Trousers (1925 - 1955) If there was one outfit that defined British menswear during the mid 20th Century, it was the casual combination of light coloured flannel trousers worn with a contrasting sports jacket. For around thirty years, starting in the mid 1920s and then declining with the arrival of ‘youth fashions’ in the 1950s, this was the look that was worn everywhere: From the promenades and beaches of the seaside resorts, to the terraces of football stadiums and everywhere in between, this fashion crossed the boundaries of age and class. It was a look that was just as popular with the average British working man as it was among Hollywood’s elite, many of whom...

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