Gamine’s Sweetwater Trousers Honor the First Women to Fly Army Planes
Let’s clear something up real quick: these Gamine Sweetwater Trousers are a women’s pant, but this isn’t a Pink-It-and-Shrink-It exercise. Like, at all.
Designed with input from Ann Richardson—the head archivist at Dickies—inspired by the hardwearing nature of the garms once rocked by the Women Airfare Service Pilots (W.A.S.P., for those into real dope acronyms) and named after their training ground, Gamine pulled no punches.
Made from a very rare, very vintage, very deadstock, very out-of-production Cramerton Army Cloth—the “twill of record” for U.S. Army-issue khakis in WWII, according to Gamine, somehow sourced from the now-shuttered mill—these damn-near perfect trousers feature a button fly, a reinforced knee, an adjustable tab at the waist, (actually) large patch pockets and a slightly tapered fit through the leg.
But move quickly if they’re for you, because the price is right and they don’t seem to be sticking around.
Available in Olive and Honeycomb for $150 at Gamine.