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Dear Samfu

Not Long Ago Pants in Rainbow Check

$85.00 SGD

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Looking for a pair of pants perfect for every task? That is the Not Long Ago pants, our classic pull on trousers with elasticated waist! Worn by Granny all day & night, because it is so easy to wear and comfortable for all occasions. We promise you can do anything in it.  Inspired by the vintage Samfu silhouette, it is perfect with the matching Nowadays Crop Top


Designed with love in Singapore. Made with care in Cambodia. Please refer to fabric swatch for most accurate colour and detail.

This piece is made out of 65% polyester 35% cotton deadstock fabric. This means fabric left over from overproduction usually by larger fashion manufacturers. By using deadstock fabric, we save gallons of water and reduce the amount of textile waste that gets sent to the landfills.




  • Made of deadstock polycotton
  • Elasticated waist
  • 3 side buttons at the hem
  • In-seam pockets
  • 3/4 cropped length
  • Unlined, not sheer


Wash & Care

Colour may run on first few washes. Gentle hand wash in cold water and hang in shade to dry. Do not bleach or wring or tumble dry. Iron medium to high heat.


Size Guide

Measurements (Inch/cm)

Waist (elastic)
26.5 - 34 / 67 - 86
28.5 - 36 / 72- 91
30.5 - 38 /  77 - 97
Hips 38 / 96.5
40 / 101
42 / 107
35.5 / 90
36.8 / 93.5
38 / 96.5



About The Brand

Dear Samfu makes nostalgic clothing for contemporary women. The brand gives Grandma’s wardrobe classics a modern spin, bringing back Grandma’s values of thoughtful consumption and sustainability into our wardrobes.

The Samfu is Grandma’s favourite - it is a breezy shirt (sam, 衫) and trouser (fu, 裤) pairing usually made out of the same fabric. Designed for maximum comfort for the tropical heat, ease of movement and modesty, the Samfu was a popular everyday style in Singapore in the 1950-60s. 

Ethically made using deadstock fabric and produced in small batches, every style is consciously created and designed to last through the seasons. Each Dear Samfu garment is a re-interpretation of the Samfu story, letting every Samfu girl cultivate a beautiful relationship with her piece in the long run.