Heavy, outdoors pants, known as "the woods pants", ultra thick, button fly trousers have been in the family "since the beginning" says my mother in law, "and you will not get wet". Quality made, perhaps a military issue or top grade wool and construction, these are provide protection from the elements and the environment, and have proven practically indestructible over the decades. Weighing 2.4 pounds, yes, one kilogram, kept the old men strong walking around the forest in these.Something about them feels old military, perhaps the 4 button fly and basic cut remind me of the early royal canadian mounted police. Stamped fitting a 38 inch waist (with an allowance seam in the back that could be let out), and a 31 inch in-seam, no hem, these can be worn alone, or over other pants. They are not typically itchy or irritating. This pair of warm pants is true black, despite the photos, i had to make a flash to show any detail. Stay warm, be dry in the rain, you will not be cold in authentic canadian style. These trousers are for outdoors lover, the person not hindered by the cold. Genuine, an honest pair of vintage heavy winter pants.