High waisted pants in a plethora of colors, patterns and widths made up the style of men’s pants in the Victorian era. Trends changed from year to year. Big plaids marked the era of Dickens, while narrow stripes were popular with late Victorians and sturdy canvas neutrals were worn with the western frontiersmen. The key to buying Victorian style men’s pants today is finding either reproduction pants or modern pants that fit at a high classic waist (above belly button). Tip- buy them one to two sizes up and hold them up with suspenders for a more accurate Victorian age fit.
These Victorian style pants fit the bill for either repro or modern-does-Victorian: