Bright red denim with white topstitching. High waist, small inseam. Two angled patch pockets on the front (the left pocket hides the metal Prentice zipper), one patch pocket on back. Eat too much at the barbecue? Adjust the waist snap to the second setting and breathe. Iconic and collectible summer style from the late 1940s or early 50s, and the Mullins collection.
Labels: Blue Gem (garment manufacturer), Cone Mills Inc. (fabric manufacturer) deeptone denim
Here's an advert for ladies Blue Gem shorts from 1954 (about $17.00 in today's money):
Cone Mills is famous for being the exclusive denim supplier to Levi Strauss & Company since 1915. Deeptone denim was introduced in 1936, offering a softer, smoother feel, and richer colors than earlier weaves.
Fiber/Care: 100% cotton, washable
Condition: bright and sturdy, with a few minor areas of color fade and some missing topstitching, as shown in photos
*These shorts are freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
waist: snaps at 30" and 32" (76cm and 81.25cm)
hips (at middle of pockets): 45"/ 114cm
rise: just shy of 16"/40.5cm
width/diameter of leg opening: 12.5"/31.75cm
(BDV SKU: 00467-010)
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