Button-on Garments: Long Pants Sets

Figure 1.--Sears offered these button-on longies was suits in 1935. Note the wide legs. They were available for boys 3-9 years of age.

There were also button-on long pants. They appear to have been less common than button-on short pants. Skeleton suits were button-on outfirs. We notice boys wearing button-on long pants in the mid-10th century. A good example is an unidentified American boy about 1850. We see a lot of boys wearing button-on outfits after World war I in the 1920s-40s. We first note button-on longs in the 1930s, but they were worn earlier. They were oftn styled to look like regular shirts and long pants. The button tended to be smaller and less conspicuous then in the 1920s. Sometimes a self-belt covered the buttons.


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Created: February 23, 2002
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