The trousers come in the traditional charcoal colour, the fabric is 14 oz (medium weight) and they come with an unfinished hem (38" inside leg). They have single pleats, buckle side adjusters and brace buttons.
The quality is quite good; the seems are well made, buttonholes etc. The price is £99 so of course they will not live up to standards with e.g. a pair of flannels from The Merchant Fox (priced at £325). My experience with items from Pakeman, Catto & Carter is good value for money compared to over-priced fashion brands. The flannel trousers are made in England which I as a European citizen much prefer.
I am quite satisfied with the weight and quality. I must recommend, though, to have the trousers cuffed in order to have enough weight for the proper falling. My cuffs are 2" (5cm) high.
The trousers are neither as heavy nor as warm as my vintage trousers, but I guess most men would consider these to be amply warm.
|A neat looking pair of trousers - very versatile.|
Regarding the topic if the rise of the trousers are sufficient to make them useable with braces I would say in general terms that they are suitable. The rise is approximately 9,8" (24 cm) and therefore somewhat lower than my vintage trousers, but equally cut with my British cut 110 wool chalkstriped suit trousers meant to be worn with a belt. Bare in mind that none of my trousers are cut to be worn on the hips like fashion sometimes dictates.
I can wear a vintage 1970s waist coat with the flannel trousers and only just hide the shirt tugged into the trousers.
I much prefer the high rise of my vintage trousers, but to get this rise on new trousers you would need to order them bespoke; which is not within my budget at the moment.
|Oxford captoes from Spanish Magnanni|