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Cranberry Corduroy mens pants

Added Oct 4, 2010

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






This is a pair of corduroy pants I made — the bottom of a suit, eventually — combining a basic self-drafted pants pattern and pieces of McCall’s 7637, a mens suit pattern from the early Eighties. This is the first pair of dress pants I’ve made and I’m pleased with the result. I even wore them to my 30th high school reunion last weekend!

More about the pants on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness:

Material Notes

I used cotton corduroy I bought in the garment district in NYC. I also used commercial waistband interfacing i found at Sil Thread on 38th St.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Oct 9, 2010, 03.32 PMby helluvaguy

    These pants really look immaculate. Perfect details and very nicely crafted and the color is absolutely fantastic.

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    Oct 5, 2010, 02.33 AMby marloncosta

    Neat! Impressively well made!!!

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    Oct 5, 2010, 02.03 AMby rifka

    Wow, look at that welt pocket, such clean work. Love it when men wear bright colors and your smile is just catching!

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    Oct 5, 2010, 12.57 AMby micbrown

    Very nice, the back pocket is Awesome! What do you call that hem technique? Hope you had fun at your reunion – did people comment on your trousers? Did you tell them that you made them? I have my 20th high school reunion soon and feel like making something to wear to that.

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      Oct 5, 2010, 07.09 AMby Peter Lappin

      That’s a hem finished with seam binding — it’s used for fabrics that tend to ravel (or fray). Yes, I showed everyone my trousers — they couldn’t believe I’d made them!

      Enjoy your reunion!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 07.24 PMby kelseykay

    berry good ;)

    <3 kelsey kay

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    Oct 4, 2010, 06.46 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    these are great and i love your pictures. you should really become a fashion editor! :-) great color and as allways so very well made!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 05.18 PMby grosgrain

    This looks difficult. Makes it all the more impressive that yours looks so clean and professional!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 04.20 PMby cantare

    Very cool and mod! Love your pics!

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