Men’s 1940s trousers, pants, and slacks had medium to wide legs that tapered and cuffed at the ankles. They also fit very high up on the waist, reaching to the bottom of the ribs. Popular colors were striped, plaid or solid color browns, grey, and navy blue. Held up with a belt or button-on suspenders, 1940s men’s wide leg pants are classics for the swing dancing community, Zoot Suiters, WWII reenactors, and Big Band musicians. Lean more about 1940s men’s dress or casual pants fashion history.
Finding 1940s style men’s wide leg pants and jeans today can be difficult. Men’s vintage reproduction clothing offers the best choices, however some “classic fit” men’s trousers or tango pants can suffice. Here are some options we found online.