Pleated trousers are a relatively new thing for us... we stuck to flat-fronts only for the first dozen years or so. This pair is a bit more modern-feeling than whatever your associations might be: more “stylish Italian” than “dad at graduation,” with a slim cut, single forward pleats and elasticized tabs at the sides instead of belt loops. (There's a trademarked term for this that rhymes with “tax” — you know the one — but the most important thing to know is that you don't need to wear a belt. One less thing to worry about.) This pair is made from grey English high-twist wool, with horn buttons, quarter-top pockets, end-on-end pocketing, a split-back waist with our signature green bartack, and a 37.5" unfinished inseam that's ready to tailor to your perfect length.
We used this English high-twist wool for the very first suit we ever made. It’s fine and smooth and a little bit crunchy, with a slightly open (read: breathable) weave because the yarns are twisted more tightly than in a typical worsted. That also gives it excellent bounce-back. You have to work pretty hard to wrinkle it — and even when you do, a quick overnight hang will usually have it looking fresh again — so it’s especially good for travel. Between the resilience and the breathability, it’s a true 365-days-a-year fabric.