Item 2019.165 - Alexander McQueen Double Waisted Shorts

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Alexander McQueen Double Waisted Shorts


  • Spring Summer 2005 (Creation)

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Pair of long cotton tailored shorts with a double waist, creating the effect of the top part of a pair of underwear above the waistband of the shorts. The main shorts are made of finely striped cotton in grey and beige. They close centre front with a Lampo zip fly and metal hook and bar on the waistband. The waistband has five belt loops and there is a jetted pocket at the back right which fastens with a button. There are two small pleats at the front and the legs of the shorts have wide turn ups. Sewn into the inside waistband is the second waistband made of cream finely striped cotton which fastens with one cream plastic button. It has two pleats at the front, the waistband has an embroidered motif of an anchor overlaid with the McQueen 'Q' on the left side and an elasticated back. Size 48.
Country of Design: England
Country of Manufacture: Italy

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Label: Alexander McQueen / Made in Italy
Care label faded
Materials: cotton
Waist 43cm
Outer seam 65cm
In seam 36cm
Front rise 28cm
Hem 28cm

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