The Fine-wale Pant
A Cut Above.
The English have a habit of reinvention. Recently, an Englishman reinvented the wheel. Literally. So, it is by no coincidence that our travels through Savile Row resulted in the discovery of another reinvention— English corduroy.
Worn by factory workers and farmers for its durability, corduroy construction, in operation, resisted tearing but did not allow for contour fits. Suits were out. Besides, there was this delicate issue of social status. That was before ultra-fine wale.
From a distance, they will all wonder if you’re wearing a luxurious velvet three-piece. 21-wale corduroy has that richness, that sheen, but can be cut and manipulated for a better fit. It’s also less encumbered than velvet. Lighter too.
A century ago: Englishmen wore corduroy to work the factory.
In this, you’ll appear to own it.
The Fine-Wale Pant (No. 5463). Classic flat front pant. Interior waistband curtain construction with piping and contrast pickstitching. 39” unfinished hem. Front-lined to knee in blue and white pinstripe. Two navy marble buttons at center front waistband, one at each back welt pocket. Interior French fly button and six suspender buttons inside waist. Imported.