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Moleskin Trousers - How To Make'em Up?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Eustace Tilley, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    What is the default style for moleskins? I assume, given their casual nature, flat fronts and no cuffs is the default?

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    ET
     
  2. JohnnyCrockett

    JohnnyCrockett Senior member

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    Flat front, side-seam pockets.
    I put cuffs one everything other than jeans, but realize that some may differ on this point.

    Moleskins are great.
     
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    How many adult moles does it take to make a 35x32 trouser?

    Are baby moles softer and thus more expensive?
     
  4. OyezDC

    OyezDC Well-Known Member

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    What is the default style for moleskins? I assume, given their casual nature, flat fronts and no cuffs is the default?

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    ET


    That's how I do them. And they are among my favorite trousers, a welcome sight when the cold months come.
     
  5. Grayland

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    How many adult moles does it take to make a 35x32 trouser?
    Are baby moles softer and thus more expensive?


    Not nearly as many as the babies required to make a gallon of baby oil.
     
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  7. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    Dude, come on.

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    Bro, a little help. [​IMG]
     
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    You don't need help.


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    +1
     
  10. greger

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    What is the default style for moleskins? I assume, given their casual nature, flat fronts and no cuffs is the default?

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    ET


    If this is for custom, or, as some people say, bespoke, How Ever You Want Them! There is no default!
     
  11. Grammaton Cleric

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    If this is for custom, or, as some people say, bespoke, How Ever You Want Them! There is no default!

    That's like saying a notch-lapel tux is ok when its custom. Uh, no.

    To the op, I would go flat front with no cuffs (as you said).
     
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    I had a pair of chocolate moleskins which were pleated, try to avoid that.
     
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    That's like saying a notch-lapel tux is ok when its custom. Uh, no.

    To the op, I would go flat front with no cuffs (as you said).


    If that is true then why do so many have such nice blazers when they are supposed to be somewhat sloppy. Or, is it people change the times?
     
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    How many adult moles does it take to make a 35x32 trouser?

    A dozen.[​IMG]
     
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    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    If that is true then why do so many have such nice blazers when they are supposed to be somewhat sloppy. Or, is it people change the times?

    What in the world are you talking about?
     
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    flat front and no cuffs. as much as i love pleats and cuffs, in moleskins i want something i can wash and dry flat.
     
  17. Matt S

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    I like mine with single forward pleats. But cuffs do not work well on moleskin because it is so heavy.
     
  18. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How many adult moles does it take to make a 35x32 trouser?

    Are baby moles softer and thus more expensive?


    much more expensive. but very delicate, about what a super 200 would be. makes vicuna seem like boiler plate.
    the stronger moleskin, is 10 year rated. each year added to that makes it stronger yet.
    the strongest i have ever seen is the 14 year {about 370 gm ] from brisbane moss. lancashier.
     
  19. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    belt loops or no? lap seams? we need a consensus here
     
  20. Slewfoot

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    I had two pairs made up last year. I had both made with no belt loops and elastic side tabs with buttons plus flat fronts. I believe one had cuffs and one did not. I view moleskins similar to corduroy in terms of what they work with and how they make up which is to say versatile.

    The moral of the story is do what you want.
     

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