It’s not often that you get follow through on shopping from the past. Hunting World NYC closed its doors in 2008, and currently seems to sell only in duty-free airport shops in East Asia. However, if, like us, you’re still shopping from Hunting World and need a safari tuxedo, eBay seller cowboywest currently has a sizeable stock of NOS trousers and jackets. The seller, bless him, provides excellent measurements on the auction pages, and I ordered a pair of pants based on my shaky tape measure figures. The trousers are terrific – a nice mid-weight gabardine, quality details, hand-finished buttonholes, and not too baggy in the seat. Since we’re always stocking up on quality provisions for the apocalypse, I promptly ordered two more pair and a pair for Lesli – at $20 a pair, you really can’t lose.
-Made in China (Surprised? Us too).
-Seven belt loops (earns top marks from Tom)
-Frenched outer side seams, butted inner seam (for ease of tailoring)
-Allowance for taking in or letting out waistband
-Double front closure (helps fly to lay flat)
-Top-opening front pockets
-Sits just above waist
-Fitted in seat, straight leg
-1975 price: $85 ($330 adjusted for inflation!)
–Buy It Now for $26 shipped from cowboywest.
Now we’re lobbying for other eBay sellers to continue this trend of offering dream products for reasonable buy-it-now prices. I’m hanging up a horseshoe in hopes of finding a few dead stock sweaters, in a wide range of colors and sizes, from Montgomery Ward c. 1947.
9 thoughts on “Shopping from the past: Hunting World Trousers”
could we get some shots of someone wearing the pants? they sound intriguing ,but id love to see them being worn first to get a better idea. thanks!
Thank you for sharing. Unfortunately, they donot have my size 🙁
Yes, please post fit pictures 🙂
All – I’ll certainly post an update once I get around to hemming the pants – currently they have a 40″ inseam, a bit long for me.
i bought some today, did you buy khaki tom.
Very close to buying a pair. How do they fit sizewise? And how is the fabric?
The sizing is accurate. See measurements provided on the auction site. Due to vanity sizing, I’m usually a waist size 32, although my waist measures 34. I’m a size 34 in these pants, and it’s even a touch snug. Fit is average, though the rise is a touch longer and the waist a bit higher than most pants out there now.
I got a pair mine are made in the USA, not China. They also seem darker than those your picture. Very nice cut overall – much slimmer in the seat than I expected.
Ah, no wonder mine darker. I got the brown, not the khaki. I didn’t even notice that he had both colors for sale.
i got mine, they are nice apart from the seat area, too tight for my liking. I know there is give, but i don’t think it will be enough to let out