How to take care of flannel trousers?

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  1. Schlagtra

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    I bought a pair of high quality incotex flannel trousers a few months ago and now the fabric has lost its ruggedness at certain places(the buttocks, the rear leg etc), what may be the reason for this? I haven't used them that much, is there anything I can do to make them rugged again? Now they don't even look like flannel trousers at certain spots..

    Thank you in advance, I trust styleforum to help me.
     


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    by ruggedness you mean the nap?

    That happens with flannel.. You could try brushing them, or not wearing them everyday.

    Calling ManOfLint.
     


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    Yes I mean the nap, it's weird because I use them like once every week so I haven't used them that much. Is there anything else that you can do? I cannot imagine that this is what you have to expect when using flannel trousers. Thanks for the answer as well! :)
     


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    I had the some problem, I now have the rise brough up when tailored.
     


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    Ruggedness is an odd word to use. However from your subsequent description, it is simply a fact of life.
     


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    Pics would help.
     


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    Can you please tell me more what they do, specifically? If you've had the same issue I'd like to know what can be done.


    Well, English is not my first language and my vocabulary is sometimes limited. It seems odd, since flannel is supposed to be among the more durable wool types, they aren't worn out in any way. I've worn them perhaps 20 times in total, it must be a result of sitting too much, or am I wrong?

    Anyone who can tell me what to do more specifically?
     


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    My tailor moved the rise of the pant up so that there's less cloth hanging between your legs and rubbing together.
     


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    I may be completely wrong here, but how about brushing them with a brush with stiff bristles?
     


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    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Leather office chair, leather car seat, etc. speed up the deteriorating nap. The lighter the weight of flannel, the sooner this happens. Just saw a flannel trouser that had the nap worn off in 8 months. Looked like a shiny worsted. If you have a woolen flannel it is even softer and more prone to this. Worsted flannel lasts longer but I wouldn't say flannel is known for it's durability.
     


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    So I guess my trousers are screwed then, but what can be done to prevent this? My trousers are super 100s, that's not super light if you ask me.. I will contact the store that I bought the trousers from, it's not acceptable that they look like this after 3-4 months.

    I snapped a picture, compare the lower part to the upper part and you'll see what I mean.

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    I understand, the fabric is super 100s, which isn't the lightest flannel that I've came across so I'm surprised really. Also I've only had them for about 4 months, it's weird, maybe I should contact the store where I got them. What can I do to prevent this in the future? And is there something that I can do now?

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    nothing looks wrong lol :embar:
     


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    +1
     


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    My tailor also re-enforced the area where the pant rubs together...added extra material on the inside of the pant.
     
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