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1940s/50s Happy Jill Selvedge Size Zip Jeans - 28-30x30
1940s/50s Happy Jill Selvedge Size Zip Jeans - 28-30x30
1940s/50s Happy Jill Selvedge Size Zip Jeans - 28-30x30
1940s/50s Happy Jill Selvedge Size Zip Jeans - 28-30x30
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1940s/50s Happy Jill Selvedge Size Zip Jeans - 28-30x30

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This style of side zip denim was particularly popular in the '40s and '50s, especially among ladies as the image of the strong, working woman entered the popular consciousness during the war and workwear denim like these, with their hardy denim construction yet still flattering, streamlined and shapely silhouette, became more acceptable and in style. The side zip style was produced (and reproduced) by countless brands during this time.

Beautiful '40s/50s side zips, constructed of stunningly and authentically aged selvedge denim of the highest quality, as is typical of the era. The patina on this denim is beautiful. As with the majority of workwear of this age, these dungarees have been extensively repaired during their lifetime, which has only added to their charm and character. A number of areas have been patched or resewn over the years; thus the original orange thread is still visible in many places where newer yellow thread has been used, and the original selvedge lines take a little digging to discover. We think this is a beautiful part of this garment's long, rich history. There are two side snaps, so the waist is slightly adjustable. Two front pockets and two rear. No original tags remain.

Note the side zipper has been replaced, and we mended several patches of fabric to bring these beautiful denim back to life!

Flat Measurements:
Waist: 14-15” (adjustable)
Hips: 24”
Thigh: 12”
Inseam: 30”
Rise: 14.5”
Leg Opening: 8.5

Head to our Sizing Guide to see if this will fit you.

*Please note, all of our items are vintage and used and will naturally have some wear. We think it all just adds to the piece’s charm. We’ll always do our best to properly document any obvious imperfections.
**Colors may vary slightly between photos on screen and actual piece.