Freewheelers M-1942 HBT Cut-Length Trousers (Olive)

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For those who are looking for some 'Simple & Special' military-style shorts, we believe that these will fit you perfectly!

The original design of M-1942 trousers was full-length trousers made for the U.S Army in the 1940s, till the late 1950s, the design was changed to cut-length trousers which are some rare vintage items nowadays.

These M-1942 Cut-Length Trousers are made with Japanese medium weight herringbone twill, it is made of full-grain long fibre cotton, densely woven from the vintage machine. The colour is sulphur yarn-dyed, with wear and wash, you will see this HBT will age to a more vintage look.

Construction-wise, they come with chain stitch run-off that is finished by the vintage Union Special chain-stitching machine as well as the 'bar-tack stitching' reinforced pockets to make sure they are some seriously made shorts to last long for you to enjoy!

If you are looking for some well-textured military-style shorts, we are sure these shorts will amaze you!

  • 100% Cotton
  • Japanese medium weight herringbone twill
  • The colour is sulphur yarn-dyed
  • Japanese medium weight herringbone twill inner pockets
  • Black coated '13 STARS' iron buttons
  • 'Bar-tack-stitching' re-forced pockets
  • Chain-stitching runoffs
  • Once washed (minimal shrinkage)
  • High rise/ Modern Straight fit
  • Made In Japan

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How We Measure

Pants and Shorts


With the major buttoned up (i.e. the top button) open the jeans and lay them flat, like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Double this measurement to find the waist measurement.

The way we measure the waist is different from the 'Side to Side' technique. If you are used to the 'side to side' technique you can roughly roughly downsize by 1 inch.

For example, 'side to side' measurement for The Flat Head 3002 waist is 28inch and using our method measures at 29.25inch.

Front Rise:

With the jeans lying flat measure from the crotch bar tack to the top of the waistband. 

Back Rise:

Spread out the crotch so the bar tack is visible, then measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.


One inch down from the crotch, measure flat across to the other side.


Flatten the leg and measure along the inseam from the crotch to the leg hem. 

Leg Openning:

Measure straight across the hem from side to side.





Lay flat then measure from the shoulder's edge to the other shoulder's edge.


Lay shirt flat and measure from pit to pit.

Sleeve length:

With the sleeve flat measure from the shoulder to the cuff.

Arm hole openning:

Measure from the shoulder down to the pitt.

Vertical length:

With the shirt facing down, Measure from below the collar to the bottom hem.