JP Rally Racing Pant
Rugged Rally Racers.
In the late ‘50 into the ‘60s, racing enthusiasts passed around a story that never gained much traction, despite its logic on the surface.
The theory went something like this... If a car spun off the track and was wrapped in a cloud of dust, the driver could get his bearings by locking in on the offset racing stripe or a pair of wider stripes in his line of sight. By finding the stripes, he could tell which way the car was aimed.
Urban legend or fact? Can’t say for sure.
Here’s something I do know. These pants were based on the race-ready utilitarian gear worn by racing car drivers in the 1950s, developed here in 100% cotton drywax to masterfully repel water and dirt.
No matter what you or the road throw at them.
The JP Rally Racing Pant (No. 7213). Loose, relaxed fit for easy movement. Loads of pocket space with two hand-entry pockets, two roomy bellows pockets on the thigh, and two rear pockets. Articulated knees to aid leg movement whilst in the driver's seat. Double-faced reinforced seat. Extended waistband. Pleated front. Snap back flaps. Cinch and button strap at hem keeps water and dirt out. Makes it easy to tuck these into your boots. Heavily washed for a vintage look and feel. Military grade melamine buttons. Imported.