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Lightweight summer trousers

CottonTownBoy

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As a Northerner, I second the above OliverK19 recommendation for Spencer's Trousers in West Yorkshire.
I've used them a few times now and they are bulletproof in terms of fabric and construction.
If you look on their website they list the available fabrics but these are their stock fabrics. They also have lots of small roll ends built up over the years, so if you wanted a certain colour that wasn't of their website then contact them and ask if they have it. There's a good chance they might or may have something close. Made by people who know how to make trousers.
12oz Mid to heavy weight linens are my choice for our summers in the UK, as they can be dressed up or down. A few years ago Hackett did a few run of Linen trousers in a good Irish linen, as I've bought two pairs from Ebay and they are outstanding and I expect them to last me quite a few years.
 

Oliverk19

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As a Northerner, I second the above OliverK19 recommendation for Spencer's Trousers in West Yorkshire.
I've used them a few times now and they are bulletproof in terms of fabric and construction.
If you look on their website they list the available fabrics but these are their stock fabrics. They also have lots of small roll ends built up over the years, so if you wanted a certain colour that wasn't of their website then contact them and ask if they have it. There's a good chance they might or may have something close. Made by people who know how to make trousers.
12oz Mid to heavy weight linens are my choice for our summers in the UK, as they can be dressed up or down. A few years ago Hackett did a few run of Linen trousers in a good Irish linen, as I've bought two pairs from Ebay and they are outstanding and I expect them to last me quite a few years.
Spencer’s do a damn good job and we really should support British factories when they are that reasonable! They also offer some of the best customer service I have received over the years, they have my measurements on file and have adjusted them when needed. As for the lead time, it bonkers they can get them to you so fast. Of course in the same sentence we have to mention Brisbane moss and the Irish linen mills. Part of why Spencer’s are so indestructible is the Brisbane moss fabric. As for the Irish linen it’s the most durable and not at all see through Another cool company worth a look is post romantic shirts. From what I can gather they can copy shirts designs from photos and the prices are insanely low. They have a series of tailors working independently in their own workshops in Pakistan making the clothes up for them and then shipping them globally
 

moltoelegante

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In terms of creasing cotton chinos crease terribly so I never understood the problem with linen.

Totally agree. I find wool more comfortable and more elegant/beautiful than chinos in cooler weather, and topical wool or linen are more breathable in summer. Nor surprisingly I don't own chinos :)
 

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