There really is no point to a curtained waistband it is just the term used for the lining that finishes the interior side of the waistband. If it is a hand top or machine made it is still called a curtain. The purpose is to cover the internal materials of the waistband construction. Like curtains cover a window. Trouser that does not have a curtain type construction would be the way jeans are made with the cloth folded over. Same cloth on inside of waistband as outside.
Theft or flooding could be covered under homeowners/renter's insurance. But what about damage from accidents?
What do you do, bigtimers?
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Navy SB Lesser Tropical 8/9
Gray DB Lesser Flannel 13 oz, 30648
Dark blue sharkskin SB Smith's Botany 13 oz, 3816
Gray SB Lesser GB 11 oz, 30166
Blue SB Dormeiul Tonik 90% Mohair - 10% Wool, around 10 oz
Gunclub check SB Carlo Barbera for Lesser 8/9 oz.
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There actually is a purpose served by the curtain. It is a protective layer between the banroll stiffener in the waistband, which is rather coarse, if your skin was to be in contact with it. There also is a bit of artistic design to it that varies with tailors to create an attractive interior finish to the trouser. Some curtain construction is very simple and some are multi layered and require multiple steps to construct.
Both can have a bit of coarseness in the hand. Mohairs are blended with wool and a lot depends on the quality of the wool it is matched with. Some are very smooth, others less so. Mohair has a dressier finish and look and can have a natural luster to a high sheen. Fresco is more a matte finish. Fresco won't look as dressy as a mohair and mohair probably won't ever look as rustic (might be a better word for that but it escapes me at present) as fresco.
My favorite mohairs were fantastic shades of tan or pale green, sometimes with stripes, but I haven't seen those since the 80's. I keep a light weight navy mohair on hand for dressy summer occasions. One favorite of mine was the very darkest brown mohair, almost black, DB suit. It was great. The trouser split as mohair has been known to do. The fabric can crack when it gets dried out. Similar shade of the dark brown is available in Minis Fresco. Making two of them for clients now. One DB, one SB, both with triple patch pockets.