Kilian Canvas Short Trousers

(12 customer reviews)


Gift Wrap?

Offering an excellent alternative to full-length period pants, the Kilian Canvas Short Trousers end just below the knee. The design of the medieval shorts looks fantastic when paired with tall socks or riding boots. The historical breeches feature pockets for additional utility, and a tie-string at the waist and knees ensures that they can be adjusted to fit comfortably. Available in black or brown, these cotton canvas trousers are sure to appeal to fans of our Kasimir Canvas Trousers (MY100098) and re-enactors looking for lighter summer clothing. These Kilian trousers also work well for Renaissance fairs and other festivals.

Hand washing this item is recommended. Do not dry in dryer. Do not bleach. Item may be ironed on a low setting.

This item is handmade, therefore, it may vary slightly from what is shown above.

Key Features:

  • Available in black and brown
  • Features tie-strings at waist and knee
  • Looks great with riding boots
  • Ideal medieval or Renaissance apparel


  • Made from 100 percent cotton

Care Instructions:

  • Handwashing this item is recommended. Do not dry in the dryer. Do not bleach. Item may be ironed on a low setting.

This is a handmade item that is measured by hand. Please allow for approximately 1-2 inches of variation from measurements shown.

Small38 inches15 inches25.5 inches
Medium40 inches15 inches26.5 inches
Large44 inches16 inches27.5 inches
X-Large46 inches16 inches28.5 inches
XX-Large52.5 inches17 inches30 inches

12 reviews for Kilian Canvas Short Trousers

  1. Sally K.

    These trousers came in on time and feel wonderful. My only issue at the moment with them is that the brown trousers shown are NOT the same brown. They literally mean brown. but that was my fault for not checking. they still complete my outfit nicely

  2. Rich (verified owner)

    Pretty much as expected. The material is thicker/heavier/rougher than shown and the brown is darker than in the image. Waist/hip on the medium is more like 43″, but it’s not surprising that the listed measurements are wrong, since the small and medium are almost the same on the listing.

  3. Stephen (verified owner)

    Great heavy material, work great as a stand in for my pirate trousers.

  4. selenagallegosdeluna (verified owner)

    These are amazing AND COME WITH POCKETS.

  5. selenagallegosdeluna (verified owner)

    I would order more if they had more color.

  6. Daniel McBride (verified owner)

    The fabric is very comfortable and the construction seems solid. The cut is a bit strange to me though. The waist was a good fit, but the inseam was small and the legs too tight. In order to get a good fit from the inseam, and possibly from the legs, I would need to go up two sizes. The waste would be about 8 inches too large for me then.

  7. John (verified owner)

    Love the feel of these short trousers. very well made. My only reason for not giving 5 star rating was the size. I ordered one pair at the small, 38 inch waist as that is what I wear, they were to small. I ordered another pair at the large size and they fit very well. The other pair went to my daughter. They fit her at her 28 inch waist very well.

  8. Taylor Lyles (verified owner)

    I don’t love the tie at the waist, it seems difficult to get it tied enough that they don’t feel loose at my hips, however they’re about what I expected for color and texture. Shipping was fast.

  9. Aaron (verified owner)

    Sturdy with great pockets. Ties work well though note that they are sewn in and so not readily replaceable. Black color was darker than pictured (this was a plus for me) and material is very course.

  10. Baylee Burger (verified owner)

    As others have said, the color is darker than in the listing pictures, The third picture is pretty accurate to the brown trouser. The material is rough woven, which gives them an authentic feel.

  11. punkroar (verified owner)

    Ordered a pair for a play I’m in, and I’m satisfied with them. Their length comes to an awkward spot around my knees that makes bending for too long uncomfortable, but not enough to dislike them.

  12. grant.rahjes (verified owner)

    A solid choice for pants. Bought for a renfaire outfit, and worked superbly. Knocked a star off as there seems to be a fine powder that comes off the pants (even after washing) and leeched onto my fingers and shirt which gave the appearance of rolling around in some coal (I have the black pair). A bit rougher than the photo shows, but still quite comfortable.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Scroll to Top