Fall Front Knee Breeches Cotton Canvas


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. Pre-shrunk colored cotton canvas. They are made with front pockets, a back gusset, pewter buttons, a full-cut seat, and buttoned kneeband.

Please note the following product change: In our continued efforts to be as historically accurate as possible, we have made a few adjustments to the design of these breeches, including the elimination of the center button on the main flap. These changes are reflected in the photo on this webpage.

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 found at the bottom in "my cart". See the measuring instructions page for help in obtaining measurements. There is a $10.00 extra fee for waist sizes of 48" or larger. These sizes may appear as CX-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 if you'd like to check the measurement of the thigh on the size you ordering.

This Item is usually made to order.
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Please allow 6-8 weeks for garment to be made.

Made in USA

Item # CP-128

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews

Good fit!

Jeff Ingersoll

Received them sooner than expected. Quality workmanship and materials, well made. Perfect fit. Thank you Kim. I will definitely consider buying more clothes from Townsends.

Pedro Diaz Jr.
Excellent Product.

First time Breeches purchase from Townsends. Overall excellent product. It has held up through many many camps. One issue I did encountered was the fact that the buttons were becoming undone as soon as I tried it for the first time, but I am fortunate to have a wife who sews and resolved this issue. Other than this I have not had any problems whatsoever and I am very happy with this product.

Jim Flowers
Another terrific Towsend product

Just received my breeches today and am very pleased with the quality workmanship and materials. Thank you to Kim for the great job she has done on them. And thank you to Townsend and son's .

robert lenk
Love these breeches

The breeches fit perfectly. They arrived well ahead of my expectations and are sturdily made. Canvas is comfortable and rugged. Meant to be used. Pewter buttons look great and I am highly satisfied with this product. Look forward to years of use in my historic home.

Timely service, great product. What more could one want?