This pair of trousers  in “pied de poule” or “Houndstooth” pattern was recovered from inside a leather bag with three pairs of pajamas, three jackets, two pairs of gloves, two vests, and five other pairs of pants.

The trousers have multiple water and iron stains and have suffered small losses overall.  There is a back strap with buckle and a single buttoned pocket of white material on the back of the trousers.

Houndstooth was one of the most easily identifiable check patterns popular at the turn of the century.  This weave is produced in a pattern of four light and four dark yarns in both warp and weft.