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post #91 of 124
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Originally Posted by Naive, Jr. View Post
I don't understand why Cordings chinos are twenty pounds more expensive than Cordings cotton drill trousers?

I find their pricing is generally hard to make sense of. Some chinos are more expensive than others, brushed cotton pants are cheaper than the chinos which are cheaper than the linen pants. It is confusing and hard to understand the relative weights of each group.....
post #92 of 124
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Originally Posted by Axelman 17 View Post
I find their pricing is generally hard to make sense of. Some chinos are more expensive than others, brushed cotton pants are cheaper than the chinos which are cheaper than the linen pants. It is confusing and hard to understand the relative weights of each group.....

Thanks very much for your reply, Axelman. I shall speak with the ladies at Cordings by phone soon and inquire. I did send an Email about just this pricing difference, but got no answer. Last night I spend some time washing and tumbling (drying) a pair of cotton drill trousers which just arrived from Ede & Ravenscroft - I want to shrink them as much as possible before having the length of the trouser legs hemmed. This afternoon I phoned the Hilditch & Key store to ask if any cotton drill trousers in candy are still available. Tony told me the colour candy relates to pink analogous to how sky blue relates to blue. He told me viscose lining is damaged by washing.
post #93 of 124
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Originally Posted by CashmereLover View Post

I love both styles so I might end up with one pair of fine Italian wool trousers for nice urban autumn/winter days, and one pair of Cordings moleskin or corduroys for bad weather.

For some reason I didn't end up with any Cordings last year. For this autumn though, I shall.

I have difficulties choosing between the cords, the needle cords and the moleskins. I think I prefer needle cords over standard cords as they seem slightly more urban.

Unfortunately I'm unable to visit the store so I'll have to purchase online. So, can anyone make some comparison between the needle cords and the moleskins? Most of all I care about fit (narrow, tapered leg is important) and weight/thickness. Preferably as heavy as possible to keep me reasonably warm in freezing degrees.

Thanks!
post #94 of 124
They do seem to have a strange policy on pricing and indeed stocking of sizes. The former would suggest that they price every batch of trousers made for them rather than have a consistent price structure: the latter suggests that they do not continuously ensure each size is available.

Whilst it would not trrouble some people I agree I note that many trousers only have one back pocket. At the prices charged this seems very poor and given that for leisure and indeed office wear as well two is now an essential feature. For RTW I would expect two at this level - to be used as the buyer finds appropriate.
post #95 of 124
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post


Whilst it would not trouble some people I agree I note that many trousers only have one back pocket.

I have quite a few pairs of Cordings trousers (eight?). All have two back pockets, some with a button on each side, some with a button on one side only, some with no button (jeans and moleskins, I think).
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Originally Posted by CashmereLover View Post

So, can anyone make some comparison between the needle cords and the moleskins? Most of all I care about fit (narrow, tapered leg is important) and weight/thickness. Preferably as heavy as possible to keep me reasonably warm in freezing degrees.

In terms of cuts, they all seem to fit me (I have turnups on all my trousers, except jeans, and tend to prefer them on the short side but the length of course is up to you). Moleskins, I am pretty sure, would be warmer than needlecords, perhaps lighter (less warm) than the cords.
I find all of their trousers to be well made, from substantial, long-wearing, cloths. I have no commercial interest in the company.
Hope this helps.
Frog in Suit
post #96 of 124
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Originally Posted by CashmereLover View Post


For some reason I didn't end up with any Cordings last year. For this autumn though, I shall.

I have difficulties choosing between the cords, the needle cords and the moleskins. I think I prefer needle cords over standard cords as they seem slightly more urban.

Unfortunately I'm unable to visit the store so I'll have to purchase online. So, can anyone make some comparison between the needle cords and the moleskins? Most of all I care about fit (narrow, tapered leg is important) and weight/thickness. Preferably as heavy as possible to keep me reasonably warm in freezing degrees.

Thanks!

I have both the needle cords and the moleskins. Both are from a fairly substantial cloth but I would say the moleskins are heavier. From everything I have seen, the cut is identical between the two. I also like the needle cords over the standard cords, I think they are a little more subtle.
post #97 of 124
Thanks a lot guys, I'll try the moleskins for this autumn.
post #98 of 124
The cut of my Cordings moleskins is probably my favourite of any trousers I own.

I found the needlecords to be just slightly looser in the waist and leg than the moleskins of the same size which are quite tapered but YMMV.

I'll be going back for more this year.
post #99 of 124
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Inimitable, I believe those are from last season.
There are 'seasons' at Cordings?
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Originally Posted by Frog in Suit View Post

I find all of their trousers to be well made, from substantial, long-wearing, cloths.
I agree. In addition to the cut, this adds greatly to my fondness for them.
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Originally Posted by CashmereLover View Post

I have difficulties choosing between the cords, the needle cords and the moleskins.
I like the cords, but the moleskins are indeed among my favorite trousers for casual/country wear.
Edited by RSS - 8/17/11 at 10:11am
post #100 of 124
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Originally Posted by VelvetGreen View Post

I was once stopped on the street by an American tourist who had turned around and run after me wanting to know where I'd bought my red Cordings cords...
I'm sorry. I hope I wasn't too much of a bother.
post #101 of 124
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post

There are 'seasons' at Cordings?

HARRUMPH! laugh.gif

Frog in Suit
post #102 of 124
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

They do seem to have a strange policy on pricing and indeed stocking of sizes. The former would suggest that they price every batch of trousers made for them rather than have a consistent price structure: the latter suggests that they do not continuously ensure each size is available.

Whilst it would not trrouble some people I agree I note that many trousers only have one back pocket. At the prices charged this seems very poor and given that for leisure and indeed office wear as well two is now an essential feature. For RTW I would expect two at this level - to be used as the buyer finds appropriate.

wy?
I'm curious about this as I've just ordered a suit with one
post #103 of 124
I've decided to (likely) buy both the moleskins and the cords. Not needle, I want heavy and warm stuff. Let me get back in a couple of weeks with a comparison!
post #104 of 124
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post


wy?
I'm curious about this as I've just ordered a suit with one
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Originally Posted by Frog in Suit View Post


I have quite a few pairs of Cordings trousers (eight?). All have two back pockets, some with a button on each side, some with a button on one side only, some with no button (jeans and moleskins, I think).
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Frog in Suit

I have just checked and curiously of those currently on offer on their web site only one style has two. The others including the suits specifically STATE one.
post #105 of 124
Have Cordings Trousers a straight or tapered leg?

How is the hem opening?

Thanks
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