Towards the end of development (Welsh version 3, in fact) we added a dart in the rear seam. That makes the shaping during construction easier to perfect and allows for adjustment over the years should your dimensions vary…
Our Welsh wizards also helped us get the line we wanted on the rear pockets. Jetted, so there’s no external flap, but with concealed buttons so you can secure them and keep the opening from sagging
And the buttons; we had our own made by the masters in Panama, from Corozo, a natural material made from the nuts of a tropical palm tree.
Completely sustainable and hard wearing.
We had these made to our spec and engraved with our logo for just a little hubris reflecting what we’d managed to pull together.
YKK, the king of zips, was a natural choice for this premium garment. Last a lifetime and give no bother.
The last detail we obsessed over was the pockets.
Both the founders of Elgin have a bugbear over pocket bags that wear out. When your keys wear a hole and you end up doing a rubbish home repair.
We wanted to avoid that, so we found some super hardwearing cotton poplin (125gsm in fact, nearly twice the strength of your common or garden pocketing) from another renowned English supplier. And then we made deep pockets that don’t spoil the line of the design.
Every necessary detail from high-end trousers was considered and added if it was merited.
We made the choice to make the trouser in single inch increments so that everyone could get their perfect size.
And we did what all the best trouser makers do when it comes to length. A 34 inch inseam. You can hem it to your perfect length or turn it up for the most casual style. Just know that the fabric folds perfectly flat and stays rolled just how you like it.
We purposely chose not to add a further layer of lining to the internal waistband. We tried it and decided it was too fussy and unnecessary.
The road was long. Often it was tedious and frustrating.
But we got to the end.
And, when the final size set came to us to be signed off for production, we were smitten.
We’ve learnt a lot in two years and we’ve had our fair share of problems climbing a steep cliff of a learning curve.
So, when you get something right, it feels great.