A nice light cotton trouser for spring/summer can me compared to a nice flannel pant in autumn/winter. I’ve seen a lot of well-dressed gentlemen wearing this kind of pant and I thought that it was time for me to get one pair as well. Cotton trousers work very well both in dressed more formal occasions and also in more casual situations. They can easily be combined with a dressed jacket or just a more casual shirt and pullover depending on the occasion. The range of this type of pants that fit well in the RTW is quite limited (especially in my home town). That why i chose to pay my friends at Engelska Herr in Malmö a visit again, and scheduled an appointment with Max.
- Fabric: 100% Cotton light beige (260g)
- Make: Traditional with 1 pleat (reverse out) and high waist
- Closing: Buttons
- Added Suspender buttons
- Waistband: Buckle & strap (brass buckles)
- Button: Corozo sand (tone in tone)
- Slanted side pockets
- Loop & button backpockets
- AMF: 2mm stitching tone in tone
- No cuff
We went for the same measurements as my latest MTM order, but added some extra hight in the waist and slightly tighter around the thighs.
The price for this makeup and fabric is 2695kr which is very reasonable for this kind of pant. This includes adjustments once the pants are finished if it is needed.
I’m really pleased with the result; the fit and raise around the waist turned out really good and also the width of the pants. The colour will be a great add on to my spring wardrobe. One thing that we chose to do is to leave the lenght a bit longer than I would usually do. The reason is that Max recommended this as he usually washes his cotton trousers in the washing machine (cold, hand wash program, no centrifugation). This is of course nothing that is recommended by the manufacturer but cotton trousers are not as sensitive as other materials. This can of course be discussed, but with light colored trousers like this I will have to spend a fortune on dry cleaning. I chose to follow his advice!
Back to the lenght, cotton as you know shrinks a bit when you wash it and will get shorter (not tighter). That’s why we chose to leave some extra centimeters at the end.
All photos by my man Pontus Jonsén