Added Oct 31, 2011
London, United K...
This pleated, tapered style is out of my comfort zone – I haven’t worn pleated trousers since the mid-90s (high school!), and I certainly haven’t worn trousers this roomy in that long, either! The waistband tends to sit a bit low – by no means “low rise”, but somewhere between that and standard trouser rise these days.
I wasn’t so sure about these when I first tried them on, but I’m warming to them more as I wear them to the office and out and about more. It helps that they’re super-warm, too!
Construction-wise, these were very simple the pockets, darts, pleats, and a waistband construction are very much like a million other trousers you can sew (and nick their English instructions from if you wanted to)! In general, I hate the “unfinished” look of turn-ups though (it’s like you miscalculated the length), so I hemmed these at the second fold line and cut off the rest. I really like the diagonal seams on the lower front legs, but I think it’d stand out a bit more in a different fabric.
Steel grey corduroy
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