Fall Front Knee Breeches in Linen


Men's Fall Front Breeches' narrow fall front style was common from the 1750s to the 1790s. They were even worn into the early 1800s, especially by the elderly and less fashionable, and the well-to-do also continued to wear them to formal events. Preshrunk linen. They are made with front pockets, a back gusset, pewter buttons, a full-cut seat, and buttoned kneeband.

Please submit your waist, inseam, calf, and thigh** measurements when ordering. If waist size is over 48", please put a rise measurement in the comment box at the bottom in "my cart". There is a $10.00 extra fee for waist sizes of 48" or larger. These sizes may appear as LX-128 on the packing slip.

**Please note that the thigh measurement you give is only used if it is over what our pattern has. We are not able to trim the thigh down any.  Please give us a call or email if you'd like to check the measurement of the thigh on the size you ordering.

This Item is usually made to order.
Call or email to check stock.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for garment to be made.

Made in USA

Item # LP-128

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Based on 6 reviews
Alan Whitney
Outstanding Customer Service!

I ordered a pair of these and, probably because I measured wrong, they fit badly. After contacting Townsend's, they worked with me until the fit was perfect.

They really care about their customers and I would not hesitate to order fitted clothes from them again.

Well Done!

Clayton Hoskins
Wonderful breeches!

Once more they have an amazing collection of colors to choose from. The breeches fit perfectly and they arrived in a timely manner. What a quality product!

Brandon W
Perfect fit

Some of the best breaches I have ever worn, these will work great for my British impression.

Nice Breeches in Linen

I got these in blue linen. The fabric is soft and lovely. The quality of the sewing is just as good as the cotton canvas, but I was looking for a fabric that might have been more likely to have been available to a working class family for home sewing in the 18th century.

Comfortable yet too roomy in the back

These breeches are great in hot weather. They almost resemble traditional Lederhosen so I can actually wear them here in Germany without drawing too much attention to myself. They are very well made too. One of the pocket buttons fell off after wearing them for the 4th time but that's no big deal because they can easily be sewn back on. The only real issues I have with them is they weren't available in a 33 (which I would have needed) so I got a 34 instead. There is a reason why the back isn't pictured here completely: it is way too roomy, A few adjustments had to be made so it doesn't look like a diaper!