This review has been a long time coming, but Life is busy and that is my only excuse for the delay. I had had these trousers made by Spencer's Trousers a couple of years ago and that been enjoyed having my sticks swaddled in their well-made warmth in the cold months of the years since. For those of you not yet aware of Spencer's Trousers and the excellent service they provide, please see my previous review from March of 2018 of a pair of tweed trousers they had made for me with greater details of the process.
I had commissioned my Corduroy Trousers in Corn and Navy and must say the colors are fabulously rich.
These wonderfull 8 Wale Corduroys were ordered and amazingly were delivered to my door as is Spencer's Trousers standard procedure, in less than 10 days including shipping from the UK to me here in Germany, which quite frankly is a level of service that I find to be astonishing. The fit, as usual, is perfect. While I ordered these with belt loops I nearly always wear them with braces, since the weight of the 8 wale cloth has them slipping off my waist and riding on my hips without the braces to keep them where I like them. Knowing this for my next pairs, I will order them without belt loops and just perhaps or back adjusters and braces buttons (I might even be tempted to go full vintage with fish backs). These trousers are button fly, but I like zippers just as well or more, so I will probably go for that option next time for ease of use. Spencer's are happy to add or delete any design details I like and now that they have got the general measurement proportions that I prefer, ordering is just a matter of a couple of emails and a credit card payment. I will say that I do wish that they accepted PayPal, as this would make the purchase process even easier.
In any case, the hefty corduroy 8 wale cloth they use is warm enough to keep my pegs warm in even the harshest weather that Bavaria has to offer. The result of which I generally only wear them in the colder months, but when I do wear them, I can be assured that coziness (at least from the waist down) is guaranteed.
Here shown touring the grounds of Nymphenburg Palace in Munich and the Castle at Nuremberg respectively: