Vintage MacGregor-Goldsmith Football Pants for a Little Boy c1940
A young boy's football pants that saw plenty of action. Grass stains, dirt marks and a large rip on the rear. From a vintage football uniform made by MacGregory-Goldsmith company, Dayton, OH, a company established in 1829 and in the 1870s was joined by MacGregor.
These boy's pants have the same detail given to men's football pants during that era. They have slatted padding in the thigh areas, as well as slatted padding that extends upward around the hip and kidney region. They have a lace-up front with its a lace that is most likely a replacement, although not a recent replacement. The front opening is reinforced with straps and a buckle. The woven manufacturer's label remains sewn to the interior. It says MacGregory Goldsmith, Cincinnati Ohio U.S.A. Size 28. The pants have a waist that is closer to 24" than to 28", but maybe football pants are worn differently than regular pants. Hips are about 34" and the inseam is 15". Aside from the soiling, grass stains and the rip in the back, these pants are in pretty good condition. The fabric is strong, sturdy and there is not rot. The quilted padding is still all there and is plush. It still provides protection.