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The Next Chapter for Hertling Trousers: from Brooklyn to Fall River

March 25, 2021

The Next Chapter For Hertling Trousers: From Brooklyn To Fall River

When you think of American manufacturing, do you hear the warm tones of Bob Seger classically rocking out? Marketing tends…

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America’s Best Trouser Factory Still Going

January 22, 2018

America’s Best Trouser Factory Still Going

The lights on American manufacturing have been dimming for decades, but among those factories that are still operating, the quality…

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A Guide to Fall and Winter Trousers

September 25, 2017

A Guide To Fall And Winter Trousers

Trousers are usually in the background of an outfit. They play a secondary role, setting the stage for whatever you’re…

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Consider a Military Hem

February 9, 2017

Consider A Military Hem

The above photo (subject redacted) represents one of my pet peeves in the no-break-pants age. I don’t mind a short…

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Q and Answer: How Do I Wear Brown Trousers?

June 25, 2014

Q And Answer: How Do I Wear Brown Trousers?

Keys asks: Brown trousers seem a little tough to pull off. How would one go about wearing them? No need…

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The Norweigan curling team will be wearing crazy outfits again this year

January 21, 2014

The Norweigan Curling Team Will Be Wearing Crazy Outfits Again This Year

The Norweigan curling team will be wearing crazy outfits again this year. Which is cute, I guess. What’s not cute?…

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Oxford Bags

January 17, 2014

Oxford Bags

Yesterday’s post on fashion cycles reminded me that I have these photos sitting on my computer. These are “oxford bags”…

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Clay Tompkins’ Trousers

August 1, 2013

Clay Tompkins’ Trousers

I was recently pretty impressed by a pair of trousers Clay Tompkins sent me on loan. He designed them, but…

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Bill Murray and Madras Trousers

April 12, 2013

Bill Murray And Madras Trousers

One of my favorite films of 2012 was “Moonrise Kingdom”, which I found to be fun to watch as all Wes…

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It’s On Sale: Lands’ End dress trousers

April 8, 2013

It’s On Sale: Lands’ End Dress Trousers

It’s still a chilly spring for many of us, but it’ll soon be sweltering summer and wearing wool trousers will…

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Not As Useful as You’d Think

March 27, 2013

Not As Useful As You’d Think

When you’re first starting to build a wardrobe, it’s not difficult to suddenly discover how useful solid gray trousers are….

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Side-Creased Trousers and King George V

March 6, 2013

Side-Creased Trousers And King George V

I’ve been reading bits and pieces of the book “Savile Row: An Illustrated History” for the past few days. It’s…

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It’s On Sale: Billy Reid flannel trousers

February 7, 2013

It’s On Sale: Billy Reid Flannel Trousers

Billy Reid has moved their fall-winter inventory into final sale and their flannel trousers are now $123 (about half of…

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It’s On Sale: Incotex trousers

January 10, 2013

It’s On Sale: Incotex Trousers

Mr Porter’s discount on sale items has gone up once again and Incotex trousers are now 70% off under the…

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Should I Cuff My Trousers?

November 12, 2012

Should I Cuff My Trousers?

Cuffs (called turnups by the Brits) are a curious phenomenon. They seem to have emerged from country clothing – an…

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