Looking for linen trousers in the UK

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  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I need some help buying linen trousers.

    Anyone with good tips?
     


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    Harrods now stocks Incotex in the basement menswear area. They have a nice selection of summer weight trousers. I bought myself a pair of cotten/linen blend navy chinos a couple of days ago. Prices mainly between £150-200, with a few pairs of more expensive silk blend trousers.
     


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    Harrods now stocks Incotex in the basement menswear area. They have a nice selection of summer weight trousers. I bought myself a pair of cotten/linen blend navy chinos a couple of days ago. Prices mainly between £150-200, with a few pairs of more expensive silk blend trousers.

    Cheers...

    Will have a look.
     


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    Ralph Lauren Purple label ones are quite nice, they also make some in hemp that are good too.
     


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    Ralph Lauren Purple label ones are quite nice, they also make some in hemp that are good too.

    RLPL is disgustingly expensive in London :/
     


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    Can't be all that expensive to have a pair made up on Saville Row.. how pricey is a trouser length linen cloth? Surely not far off from what the high brands (Ralph Lauren) etc would charge considering the basic detailing and ease of cutting. I may have a couple pairs measured out next week.
     


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    Can't be all that expensive to have a pair made up on Saville Row.. how pricey is a trouser length linen cloth? Surely not far off from what the high brands (Ralph Lauren) etc would charge considering the basic detailing and ease of cutting. I may have a couple pairs measured out next week.

    Nothing is cheap on the Row...
     


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    I agree RL Purple Label is viciously expensive in the UK. Even a lot of Polo stuff is pretty steep.

    I quite like some of the Ede and Ravenscroft linen trousers too (RTW) , they're not the highest quality but okay and they're quite cheap for knock arounds. One pair of these has a little mini pocket within the trouser pocket to keep your phone from moving around - perfect fit for iPhone etc; I find this addition most handy! The fit on these is a little more generous than a lot of brands though but I don't mind that on linen.
     


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    Why not look for Hackett, Aquasqutum, Dunhill and Massimo Dutti (for a cheaper alternative)?
     


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    Cordings of Piccadilly do, as far as I remember, make decent ones for about £120. I own quite a few pairs of their corduroys; the quality is excellent.

    I have found that Ede and Ravenscroft often have quality issues. My experiences with them have been a mixture of pleasure and disappointment.
     


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