The trousers we design are comfortable, relaxed, and designed for everyday wear.
Our Menswear Designer Catie Palmer runs us through the five key shapes, from slim tapered and relaxed through to pleated and wide leg.
“Our Alfie trousers are one of our most popular shapes, and were part of our new Menswear collection in Spring Summer ’21,” says our Menswear designer, Catie Palmer.
The relaxed, tapered style has an elasticated drawstring at the waist, allowing them to be worn higher or lower on the waist depending on your preference. Wearing them lower means the leg length will appear longer.
An inner leg panel runs the whole way up the left leg, around the base and down the right. This adds extra volume and accentuates the length of the rise.
Double Pleat, Wide Leg
Our Bill trousers have wide, straight legs with adjustable buttoned cuffs, allowing you to taper in the silhouette to suit your day.
“I was inspired by early 20th-century workwear and uniforms,” says Catie. “The double reverse-facing pleats reference European tailoring, and bring volume to the shape.”
They have a fairly low rise, sitting on the mid hip for a relaxed fit, and are finished with a V at the back of the deep waistband, a vintage reference. With slightly shorter legs than our other trousers, to fall neatly on the ankle.
Based on our most popular tapered Alfie shape, this style has the addition of drawstring cuffs and a zipped fly.
“The drawstring cuffs reference sails and parachutes,” says Catie. “The idea of keeping the elements out drew us to this functional detail.”
Because of the working fly, these can be worn on the mid hip, slightly higher than our regular Alfie.
Flat Front, Slim Taper
Our Norv trousers are our slimmest shape, with flat-front, tapered legs.
“This is our pared-back, everyday trouser,” Catie says. “The simple shape makes them easy to style with basic tees, like our Theo in seasonal green.”
Sitting on the mid hip, they have wide belt loops which underscore the simplicity.
Single Pleat, Narrow Taper
Single pleats at the waist of our Wes trousers give a little room around the hips for comfort. Sitting on the mid hip, they fall to a narrow taper.
If you need a roomier fit in future, the seam at the back of the waistband can be unpicked and extended to widen the waist. “It has a wide seam allowance of approximately two centimetres, so they can easily be adjusted by a tailor,” says Catie.
Signature TOAST corozo buttons punctuate the back welt pockets, coming from the natural corozo nut.
Photographs by Aloha Bonser-Shaw.
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