RH1325 — 1920s-30s Knickerbockers or “Plus Fours”

(1 customer review)


Men’s Knickerbocker pattern



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Based on an original pattern from the 1920s, these trousers can be made with a peaked back for braces (suspenders) or with belt loops and a waistband that sits at natural waist not on your hips like modern dress pants. Button or zipper fly.  Leg bottoms are four inches longer than the knees, thus “plus fours”.

All sizes (waists 28″ to 50″) come in the same envelope.  Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you’ve come to expect from Reconstructing History.

Fabric Suggestions: 
suit weights, primarily wool or wool blends.

zipper for fly, buttons

3 yards at least 36″ wide

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Additional information

Weight 150 g
Type of Product

Paper Pattern, Downloadable

1 review for RH1325 — 1920s-30s Knickerbockers or “Plus Fours”

  1. lord.miller (verified owner)

    FANTASTIC – made the plus fours, also amended the pattern to make full length 1920’s “Peg” trousers with the fish tail backs and LOVE them all…

    IMO omit the back pockets for a much cleaner look to the fitted waist, and always go for the fish tail braces option not the belt loops.

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