Knickerbocker

Added Sep 19, 2010

by helluvaguy

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As soon as we saw the pattern for these pants, my buddy knew he had to have them, for you won’t find these are pants in a lot of mens wardrobes.
We tried the balancing act of making a piece that would be wearable nowadays without it being to much old fashioned. Hopefully something timeless. We chose a light wool blend to keep the resemblance to tweed and did some changes from the original.
- Did some lining in front
- Changed from zipper fly to button fly
- Changed buttons on knee band to buckles
- Added more belt loops for better fit

For sure it’s not for every man to wear, but we think it turned out quite ‘up-to-date’. And if not, it’s absolutely hilarious to see peoples range of reactions… you can read more about it at my blog

Material Notes

Tweed wool blend, rayon lining, buckles, jeans buttons, interfacing, sewing thread

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Men
Garment Type
Pants
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Rayon, Wool

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    Dec 25, 2012, 07.39 PMby XraySpek

    Wonderful! They look fantastic, but where is the pattern??

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    Jan 18, 2012, 11.21 AMby buddingnaturalist

    By the way, is the pattern for these availble on this site?

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    Jan 18, 2012, 11.14 AMby buddingnaturalist

    Love ‘em, they’re so fine! I think they’d be awesome for riding round town on a bicycle (by which I mean a velorbis =) especially if made with stretch fabric and with elastic around the calves instead of butons. Good job.

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    Sep 21, 2010, 04.25 AMby carolyn-s

    These are beautifully made! And real stylish, I like that kind of old-worldy feel to them. I wish more men dressed like this!

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      Sep 21, 2010, 07.59 AMby helluvaguy

      That is such a nice compliment, thank you so much Carolyn.

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    Sep 21, 2010, 01.31 AMby nemiha

    oh my heck! I can’t even describe to you in words how much I LOVE those pants!! Awesome job!

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      Sep 21, 2010, 07.57 AMby helluvaguy

      Ohh, you see me blush… thanks nemiha.

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    Sep 20, 2010, 04.55 PMby helluvaguy

    Thanks to the staff of burdastyle.com, who made this a featured project on the main page. I really appreciate that.

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    Sep 20, 2010, 04.52 PMby sew4my3

    Very unique and oh so wonderful to see something for the guys that’s not your basic pant! Nicely done!

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      Sep 20, 2010, 04.56 PMby helluvaguy

      That’s very nice of you, Sew4my3. Thanks

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    Sep 20, 2010, 03.04 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    I LOVE THESE!!! such a lovely and stylish idea and as i like that little “britain” style-thing, i really think of making them for me or my husband as well. the whole styling (shoes, socks etc) is just great!

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      Sep 20, 2010, 04.50 PMby helluvaguy

      Thank you so much Ralf, this means a lot to me coming from a craftsman like you. Probably you won’t get as much attention in cosmopolitan Berlin as I did in our ‘little’ town. :-)

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    Sep 20, 2010, 01.49 PMby bopippdo

    And yes…you’re ready to go to Oktoberfest!!! kind of unique and nice outfit!! :-D

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      Sep 20, 2010, 04.53 PMby helluvaguy

      Bopippdo thanks, but I don’t intend to go to the Oktoberfest, besides for that some Lederhosen would be better. ;-)

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    Sep 20, 2010, 10.44 AMby laurwyn

    The look so good! It reminds me of Tintin!

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      Sep 20, 2010, 10.57 AMby helluvaguy

      Thanks laurwyn. You’re right, haven’t thought of Tintin myself. Only I’m lacking a white fox terrier and the quiff… at least I’ve got my little brown bear.

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