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How we produce our trousers - outer fabrics


For our trouser collections, we use exclusively, high-quality fabrics from European weavers, preferably from Germany, Italy and Portugal. Here you’ll find all the information you need about the types of fabric that we use.

Denim


The term “denim” comes from the French city of Nîmes – "Serge de Nîmes" means “fabric from Nîmes”. The businessman Levi Strauss is considered to be the creator of jeans. He brought the durable fabric to America with him and used it to manufacture trousers for miners. The original blue denim came from manufacturing with indigo coloured warp and weft threads. Since the yarn is not thoroughly coloured, the fabric can be lightened in certain areas. Alongside the classic jeans look, we also recognise a huge variety of designs in different washes today.

T400 Denim


This denim contains a high proportion of synthetic Elastomultiester (T400) fibres. The special blend lends the trousers more durability and allows them to spring back into shape easily. This makes them more comfortable and less likely to stretch or wear out.

Super Stretch


Innovative fabrics with Superstretch offer the highest degree of shape stability and spring back into shape easily. It also offers exceptional durability in all directions. The use of ultramodern dual-core threads create super-elastic, durable trousers and five-pocket jeans with a masculine look.

NH³ Denim


This denim looks elegantly matted and does not leach colour. The special effect is created by an expensive finishing process using ammonia.

Fade Out – Cross Look


The striking structured look of this fabric is thanks to the use of “effect threads” Swelling and thinning thread thicknesses, lend the fabric a sporty, lively look.

Flammé Look


This fabric has a sharp lengthwise structure and a flame-like surface. An effect thread in the warp threads, creates this dynamic look.

Cotelé


Cotelé is a corded fabric which is created using a special weaving technique. The weft threads are placed over several warp threads. The look resembles a matt corduroy but has a more solid surface.

Corduroy


Corduroy is a stable fabric with a velvety feel. The striking parallel cords are created by “floatings” which are cut so that the fabric pile lines up and makes for a soft feel. There are different widths of cords, such as baby corduroy (fine), to Genoa corduroy (normal) to Manchester corduroy (broad). Cotton is usually processed, but the fabric is also available in wool quality. This woollen corduroy is especially warm and durable.

Tricotine


Tricotine is often composed of wool or a washable wool blend. Thanks to a special weaving technique, a fabric is created with a clear diagonal look - mostly fine, but also very durable.

Gabardine


Gabardine is a thick, woven fabric made from combed wool (worsted fabric) with striking “cross grooves”. Gabardine stands out thanks to a fine surface quality which is due to its close-set ridges. The inside is smooth and sensitive on the skin thanks to secondary treatment.

Tropical (Soft Tropical)


Tropical is a worsted fabric (combed wool fabric) made from twisted yarn. Due to its simple plain weave, the fabric can be felt on both sides and is light and breathable.

Broken Twill


Describes cotton fabric with a special weave. The fabric has unbroken ridges in varying diagonals. On the outer side, broken twill is smooth with a fine, vibrant surface, the underside has a herringbone pattern.

Satin


The flowing fibres are what characterise satin fabrics. As the thread has few binding points, the weft threads can be placed very close to each other. On one side of the fabric, the surface is smooth and shiny. The reverse side is dull and lacking a sheen. Satin is cooling, smooth and soft to the touch.

Poplin


Poplin is a thick fabric made from different threads (cotton, linen, wool or synthetic) in a plain weave. Poplin is often used for light, smooth, summery fabrics.

Canvas


Canvas is a thick and fixed-weave fabric made from strong threads. The term “canvas” is English and used to be known as sailcloth. Strong canvas fabric is pleasant on the skin and is ideal for sporty and summery trousers.

Flannel


There is a difference between wool flannel and cotton flannel. The classic wool qualities come from a mix in a typical grey flannel. Cotton flannels, by contrast, are rough woven and then rubbed down. Flannel is comparably light, but also warm and absorbent. It also has a very pleasant, soft feel.

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