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post #106 of 124
Tapered. My moleskins have an 8" leg opening
post #107 of 124
Tapers, they're not slim in the styleforum sense, but slimmer than usual.
post #108 of 124
Perfect, Thanks
post #109 of 124
And the rise?
post #110 of 124
Is high.
post #111 of 124
So, I ended up buying both the moleskins and the needle cords from Cordings. I love both pants, except the fly (of both pants) which is buttoned and rather difficult to handle. Between each hole there is a seam which makes it tricky to button. Although one get used to it, the fly will never be as convenient as a zip fly or the jeans-style button fly, which you can simply and roughly rip up. I also ordered identical needle cords (but in another color) to a friend, but strangely, his pants have a zip fly.

The cut of the pants (the moleskins and needle cords are almost identical) is not so extraordinary as I would expect. They are rather "normal" in rise and leg width. I was hoping for a slightly more narrow leg (ankle width is indeed about 8" as someone posted above, but my ideal is 7.5"), and I was expecting (but not wanting!) an even higher waist. All things considered though, the pants are really great with a flattering cut and nice cotton. Looking forward to match them with Polo cashmere cable sweaters, C&J brogues and my new Aquascutum duffle! happy.gif
post #112 of 124
Has anyone purchased the crewneck cableknit jumpers from Cordings? Curious about how they run, I am concerned they may be cut blousy but havent seen any measurements on-line

http://www.cordings.co.uk/menswear/knitwear/cable-and-rib-jumpers/grey-lambswool-crewneck-cableknit-jumper.html
post #113 of 124
I've got one and they're fairly baggy but not overtly so. Order your true size and you won't be swimming in it.
post #114 of 124
I have a pair of Cordings' corduroy trousers in bright pink and another in bottle green. I have no serious complaint about them, whereas the seat and thighs of those corduroys offered by House of Bruar and Pakeman Cato & Carter is not for slim figures. My new royal blue New & Lingwood moleskin trousers arouse ambivalence, and in any case, it was a dreadful mistake to wash them with a new pair of Purdey cordoroys in honey colour because the latter are now tinted rather greenish. The Purdey trouser cut is excellent.
post #115 of 124
I've been going the bespoke route -- or Uniqlo on knockdown discount prices -- for trousers because OTR trou have a hard time agreeing with my body shape. But it looks like the Cordings cut as described here might work out perfectly for me. High rise, lots of ease in the seat and thigh, and tapered through the knee and ankle. The closest thing I've found so far is PRL's Preston cut, but even then I have them tapered at the tailor.

Luckily, I find myself living in London, so I will be able to pay them a visit soon as well. Unluckily, I will have to contend with a waist inflated by the holidays...

What do people think of the Cordings cotton 'jeans'? How do they compare to the trousers?

Also, can you request cuffs on the trousers when they are hemmed?
post #116 of 124

My first order from Cordings. I just pulled the trigger on the brushed cotton trousers in elderberry. I ordered them un-hemmed so I can do it myself.

post #117 of 124
Cordings Italian linen trousers going for 49 pounds with VAT... 40 pounds without. That's less than half the usual price of 115 pounds... Limited sizes! Just ordered a navy pair myself.
post #118 of 124
I ordered awhile ago another two pairs of wide wale corduroys, but I think I shall not order more in the future due to fit imperfection and the "brax" side adjustment tabs which in construction seem rather rudimentary. I have a pair of Purdey corduroys and they are far better than Cordings - unfortunately boring colours. I see New & Lingwood have again offered wide and narrow wale cords, although I was warned by a salesman that they are cut narrow, so maybe I shall take one size larger because I put them in the drying machine on purpose before I have them altered in length and dry them by maching in emergency anyway.
post #119 of 124
Got my second pair of moleskins today, two years after the first pair. What a disappointment: the fit has radically changed to be extremely generous - all the way from thighs to leg opening. From 7.9" for the old ones to 8.7" for the new ones. I will return these for sure. eh.gif
post #120 of 124
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Originally Posted by CashmereLover View Post

Got my second pair of moleskins today, two years after the first pair. What a disappointment: the fit has radically changed to be extremely generous - all the way from thighs to leg opening. From 7.9" for the old ones to 8.7" for the new ones. I will return these for sure. eh.gif

Very disappointing to hear as the fit on my older pair is spectacular. Had been planning to pick up a couple of pairs of cords/moleskins. Shall check out for myself on the weekend.
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