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Man’s Outer Breeches “Slops” 1750-1820 (KK4304)

Man’s Outer Breeches “Slops” 1750-1820 (KK4304)


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The Lucky Escape, or Jolly Carpenter (1793). The ship’s carpenter on the right is wearing canvas slops, blue stockings and a blue short jacket with brass buttons over a white shirt.

A protective garment used by sailors (even pirates), fishermen, farmers and field workers, generally worn over breeches or trousers. Based on original garments and contemporary illustrations. Side pocket slits to reach breeches pockets. Center front opening without fly buttons. Laced vent in back of waistband. View A has optional watch pocket or watch pocket access flap (to reach breeches watch pocket). View B has pleated front and wider waistband.

Waist Sizes 32-42″ (= 80-105 cm) or 42-52″ (105-130 cm) included.


Johan Zoffany, Porter with a Hare (1760s). Beneath the porter’s coarse apron a pair of slops is visible.

Paul Sandby, Man Selling Stockings (1759). The stocking seller wears loose slops along with a short jacket. A seal is dangling from his waistband.

Additional information


28-42, 42-52