What makes classic British trousers so unique?
Classic British trousers are known for their timeless elegance, traditional tailoring, and attention to detail. Whether formal trousers or semi-formal, they have unique features that are instantly recognisable the world over.
What is the Cut and Fit of traditional trousers?
Classic British trousers have a tailored fit that is neither too tight nor too loose. They are designed to drape smoothly and flatter the wearer's silhouette, with the waistband sitting on the true waist, ensuring the shirt remains neatly tucked in.
Classic British trousers pay attention to small finishing details that add to their refined appearance. These can include a button or hook-and-bar closure at the waistband, a button fly, and side-adjusters on the waistband for a more precise fit, these are often teamed with brace buttons to accomodate traditional trouser braces. Additionally, welted back pockets with button closures are commonly found.
How are the hems or cuffs of classic trouser finished?
British trousers are typically finished with a slight break or minimal crease at the front, which means they rest lightly on the top of the shoe, creating a neat and polished look. Cordings are able to finish your trouser leg to your exact requirements, with either a plain finish or turn up cuff.
What are traditional British trouser cloths?
For more formal occassions flannel and cavalry twill are popular, whilst more casual fabrics include corduroy, moleskin, cotton drill and needlecord. In the country tweed and Donegal are often worn, and in the summer months, chino, linen and cotton gabardine and favourites.
What colours do traditional British trousers come in?
Bright and rich hues are a trademark of British style, and although navy, grey and olive are always popular, there is a surprising amount of deep reds, purples, lime greens and pinks on offer. Cordings trouser wall has over 50 colours to choose from in a range of fabrics.