Eschew the soccer-mom look and grab something that actually fits well and is made of high-quality fabric meant to hold up over years of wear and laundering!
Buzz Rickson's premium, vintage-style, all-cotton athletic sweatpants are made from medium-weight, 100% cotton fabricated on 1920's-vintage loop-wheeling machines, styled with all the correct features found on the old sweatpants and cut to hug the body in a flattering form without bulk, just as the vintage originals did. Limited quantities available. Take note of these authentic vintage styling features:
- Custom manufacturing of the medium-weight, all-cotton fleece fabricated on vintage loop-wheeling looms
- Vintage wash
- USAF Langley Air Force Base logo silk screened to the left upper thigh in a muted, non-plastisol ink to duplicate the look and feel of vintage ink types
- One side-entry pocket per leg
- Heavy-weight, all-cotton draw ties at each cuff opening and waist
- Exact copy of the original-style rayon-on-cotton labels
- True vintage fit for flattering appearance, not a sloppy, relaxed fit with saggy rear and baggy legs
A note on loop-wheeling looms:
Loop-wheeling looms are special machines that were once common decades ago and able to weave even rows of small loops of yarn on the inner fabric side rather than the typical fleece we see on contemporary sweatshirt and pant interiors that have much more of a solid, flat appearance. These old looms also can only weave one set diameter per loom; this means the factory needs a different loom for each size - very expensive - which is why you hardly ever see true tube construction in modern-day garments. Tube construction ensures true shape is maintained, not only during its construction, but during its life of wear. This is the proper way to make a sweatshirt; in the good old days, the proper way was the only way. It's cheap and easy to make shirts from a flat piece of cloth and most customers would never notice the difference, though they may wonder why their not-so-cheap sweatshirt seemed to lose its shape after only a few washes - but now you know.
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large. Please see our SIZING TIPS for advice on how to get the correct fit.
Imported from Japan
Buzz Rickson Sweatpants, Langley Air Force Base
About this Style: These are loop-wheeled sweatpants produced on vintage looms. The fabric allows for a fair amount of stretch that will be permanent, so some individuals will be able to wear a size smaller than the product measures would indicate otherwise; however, we do not suggest expecting more than 1" - 2" of stretching in the waist.
Tip 1: Follow the instructions entitled “How to Use Product Measures to Obtain a Good Fit” listed under the PRODUCT MEASUREMENTS tab for this product. After finding no substantive conflicts with your body measures obtained under the BODY MEASURING tab, order this garment in a size that corresponds closely to the circumference of your waistline where you wear your trousers. For example: If you measure 34” in circumference at your waistline, order size Medium. If you prefer a roomier or longer fit, then order the next available size after reviewing all relative measures that pertain to that size, and if you prefer a more snug fit, then go down one size.
Tip 2: Please note that your waist circumference measure is not necessarily the labeled size you wear in another pair of trousers you may own from a different maker or even the same maker, so please take the time to obtain your true waist circumference measure so as to compare to our chart of measures; this will enable us to perform a better job getting you the right size and minimize your chances in having to deal with the hassle and cost of exchanges.
Please ask us for fitting advice if in doubt.
Tip 3: Individuals who prefer looser fits can go up a size if they so choose. Those with a waist measure that is more than 2" in excess of our largest size available should not order this product. If you are unsure of the size to order we will assist you; please contact us with the following information: Waist circumference measure at your waistline where you wear your trousers, inseam measure, as well as the type of fit you prefer: Trim or roomy.
Buzz Rickson Sweatpants, Langley Air Force Base
The following table provides actual product measures. These measures are provided as an aid because, in conjunction with our SIZING TIPS for each product, they can sometimes be very useful when comparing the measurements from this garment to the measures of your body and other trousers you may own.
Our measures were derived from averaging many garments of the same size from each specific size in the range of any given product, thus the measures provided are representative for each size but they may not be exactly what you will receive. Some fluctuation in size is normal and to be expected, especially in these garments that have been manufactured on vintage machinery using natural fibers; the vintage machinery and techniques that create sought-after looks and fabrics are also less precise than machines contemporary to the current era. Please note that we measure the true waist circumference and we do NOT measure the waist by simply doubling the width of the waist area.
How to Use the Product Measures to Obtain a Good Fit:
1) Use the measurements listed for this product and information found under the tab entitled MEASURING GARMENTS to understand our measuring technique.
2) Measure your waist circumference as per the tab on this web site specifically addressing BODY MEASURING (measure your waist either at its widest point or where you wear your trousers, or if you have a hefty mid-section and wear your trousers below your belly, then measure the circumference where you wear trousers). Compare your waist measure to the waist measure of this product.
3) Again, using the measurements listed for this product and information under the tab entitled MEASURING GARMENTS to understand our measuring technique, measure the various other areas of your body, such as inseam length and front rise, etc., then compare to our product.
4) You can also compare the measures of our product to measures on trousers you may currently own to see how our product compares.
5) Using your body measures and the listed garment measures for our product and/or any comparisons to trousers you own, follow the advice found under the SIZING TIPS tab specific to this product to obtain a good fit.
A Good Fit:
This is highly subjective - what one person may think is too big, another may think fits perfectly. Some garments are cut quite generously and others are cut quite trimly. If comparing measurements of one of our products to another you may own, some individuals will surely find that none or maybe only one area of measure is commonly shared or remotely close to being the same. Ultimately, waist measure is the most important area to properly fit, then all other areas of measure will have to fall into place.
It is best to compare your actual body measures to the listed measures of this product AND follow the advice found under the SIZING TIPS tab to obtain a good fit.