W. T. Grant Jeans (late 1950s - 1960s)

W. T. Grant was one of the largest chain stores in the United States and apparently also produced and sold clothing. Here are the company's jeans in a light ounce fabric. There is no flasher or other material attached, but the use of a cam-lock zipper suggests that it was produced in the late 1950s-1960s. W. T. Grant is described in detail in Wikipedia.

It's thick, straight and barely tapered.
W.T.Grant_inner tag

inner tag

Embroidered tag attached below the waist belt on the back right." Is "GRANTS" a brand name?


A PVC patch attached to the right back. It's pretty thin compared to the Wrangler's PVC patch. There is no ○R in the trademark registration.
W.T.Grant_back pocket

back pocket

Slightly vertical back pocket with simple two-line stitching.
W.T.Grant_top button

top button

Based on the waist size, it seems to be for adults, but it uses snap buttons." It is engraved with "GRANTS CIRCLE".


Commer's double-timed zippers are used.


The shape is similar to that used on LEE jeans, but without the branding. The reaction of the magnet suggests that it is made of copper-plated iron.
W.T.Grant_belt loop

belt loop

Only the later center belt loop is thicker. Each corner is attached with a bar tack like a normal belt loop.


selvedges are used, but one of them is green and blue, while the other has an unusual specification of uncut fabric that is hardened with a kind of glue.


Although it's 3×1, the fabric is clearly a light ounce. The dye is relatively deep, but slightly bluish. There is not much of a slubby feel, but the nips and weave scratches are noticeable.

size waist
seat front rise back rise thigh inseam opening total length
- 30.5 37.5 10.5 13 10.5 28 8 37