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What material are these trousers?

sammy

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I've always admired this photo of Douglas Fairbanks. I hope I can be this stylish at his age. I especially love the trousers he is wearing and want to have my tailor make me a pair in a similar material. Judging by the sheen on the thighs, I thought they might be velvet or moleskin. Anyone know of a book from one of the mills that may have something similar to this? Thanks.
 

mack11211

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From the sheen I would suspect velvet.
 

Charley

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They could be a very fine wale corduroy.
 

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Silk
 

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