German Army M1942 Service Trousers

These trousers replaced the M36 straight-leg trousers and are often referred to as mountain-style trousers (the baggy look reminded troops of the special trousers worn by mountain troops) or "Keilhose". They were possibly the most widely used trousers in the German army after 1942, and were the first trousers meant to be adaptable to shirt-sleeve uniform for hot weather operations.

Originally introduced in 1941 to be worn with the new ankle boot. these have four button-down belt loops to take a cartridge belt and also have provisions for trouser suspenders. The ankles are tapered and feature an adjustable stirrup to hold the trouser legs inside the gaiters or marching boots. The seat is reinforced with

an additional layer of wool. Other differences with the earlier M36 trousers include a flapped watch pocket and sizing tabs and buckles at the sides of the waist. Also shown in photos above, is our M41 Army shirt in mouse gray. $135 Check for current availability.

The photos at left and below, show details in a pair of M42 trousers. These were photographed before the application of buttons so you can see they're not just photos of a mint original pair. Note the precision of the reproduction. These even include the underwear support loops in the waist band with a Prym-style snap. Absolutely the best M42 reproduction trousers available anywhere.

The size availability table below was update on 8/30/98. If the size you need is sold out, get on the list for the next production run.
Size
Availability
Size
Availability
30X30
1 Pair in stock
40X30
1 Pair in stock
30X33
1 Pair in stock
40X33
2 Pair in stock
30X36
Sold out
40X36
Sold out
32X30
Sold out
42X30
Sold out
32X33
1 Pair in stock
42X33
Sold out
32X36
Sold out
42X36
Sold out
34X30
Sold out
44X30
2 Pair in stock
34X33
Sold out
44X33
Sold out
34X36
Sold out
44X36
Sold out
36X30
Sold out
46X30
Sold out
36X33
Sold out
46X33
Sold out
36X36
1 Pair in stock
46X36
Sold out
38X30
1 Pair in stock
48X30
1 Pair in stock
38X33
Sold out
48X33
Sold out
38X36
Sold out
48X36
Sold out
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