Wool tweed riding jodhpurs, 1920s
Female equestrian attire rigidly held to the side-saddle skirt until the 1920s, long after divided skirts were being worn for cycling. How wonderful to find an early pair of riding jodhpurs likely worn by a thoroughly modern equestrian! Now she had the vote and could ride astride.
The jodhpurs are fashioned from heavy weight wool herringbone tweed; lined with ivory cotton; and have a reinforcing patch of chamois at the crotch. The man tailored sturdy construction will probably last forever. There are two diagonal welt pockets on the front and tabs on the side back.
The jodhpurs close on one side of the front with buttons. The narrow lower legs also close with buttons.
The condition is very good. The jodhpurs have several small moth holes. Otherwise they are structurally sound and wearable.
It measures: 29" waist, 42" hip, and 35" from shoulder to hem.