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Cavalry Twill Trousers?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by alebrady, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. alebrady

    alebrady Senior Member

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    I am thinking about having some traditional, cavalry twill trousers made for wear with my blazer (and other coats for relatively casual/business casual situations).

    I am curious, are trousers in cavalry twill, covert cloths, cottons, etc. (basically military and riding inspired trousers) traditionally done with flat fronts and plain bottoms or is pleated and cuffed the more typical/traditional configuration? Any type of particular pocket confirgurations that were traditionally applied?

    Many Thanks!
     


  2. Svenn

    Svenn Distinguished Member

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    (suggest you add the word 'trousers' to your title, to differentiate this from the other cavalry twill thread currently going)
     


  3. alebrady

    alebrady Senior Member

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    hmmm, how does one edit the thread title - only ever edited posts
     


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    TRINI Distinguished Member

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    Edit>Go Advanced
     


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    My twills have flat fronts and cuffs.
     


  6. Mr. Tweed

    Mr. Tweed Well-Known Member

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    Dear alebrady,

    Flat front plain finished hem would be the traditional choice for Cavalry Twills in line with their British military/equestrian heritage. You would not like turn-ups in the field, catching dirt and debris.

    Today it is of course a matter of taste. Turn-ups would perhaps add a little American trad to the ensemble...

    Yours,
    Mr. Tweed
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Mine are pleated and cuffed.
     


  8. alebrady

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    hmmm, maybe there is no 'traditional' configuration?
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    hmmm, maybe there is no 'traditional' configuration?

    I don't know, I just like pleats and cuffs.
     


  10. alebrady

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    do you prefer them on your khakis too? ive never been able to find a pair that pulled off pleats well and always assumed it was the thickness of the material that was the obstacle (and was thinking it might be a similar issue with the cavalry twill?)
     


  11. Mr. Tweed

    Mr. Tweed Well-Known Member

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    hmmm, maybe there is no 'traditional' configuration?

    I think I gave you the answer to that question. I might add, that the heavy weight and excellent drape of cavalry twill make turn-ups a bit superfluous.

    Yours,
    Mr. Tweed
     


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    One pair ultra heavy has a single pleat and is cuffless.

    Second pair lighter weight and different shade is pleatless and cuffless.
     


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    Are there any "traditional" colors for cavalry twill other than the requisite khaki/tan? I'm trying to stop wearing chinos with odd jackets (a bad habit I picked up in college), but I only have one pair of tan dress trousers at the moment and would rather not get the exact same as I have now. If not, perhaps something in flannel would be better...
     


  14. Mr. Tweed

    Mr. Tweed Well-Known Member

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    Dear dasai,
    Khaki/tan is indeed the most traditional and most common cavalry twill colour. Apart from that, olive and charcoal are frequently seen. Olive for the countryside, charcoal for the city and tan for where ever you happen to be...
    Yours,
    Mr. Tweed
     


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    Exactly what is "cavalry twill"?
     


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