A guide to fitting Kit Blake trousers

Co-founder of Kit Blake, and The Rake’s Sartorial Guru, Chris Modoo gives us a detailed insight into the different types of Kit Blake trouser models.

We offer several styles of trousers at Kit Blake and we aim to have an option for everyone.

Even though we are proudly made in Italy (Puglia to be precise) they are made on English patterns and are sized in inches. On our pleated models we add ½” over the stated size and 1” on our flat-fronted models. If you are used to buying European sized trousers, we would suggest finding your actual waist measure and converting to inches rather than translating your usual size.

The Aleks (formerly Aleksandar) is our most popular model and boasts four, inward-facing deep pleats and is cut to sit higher on the waist. Like all Kit Blake trousers, it does not require a belt, and has buckle & strap side adjusters. If you are in-between sizes, we would recommend going up a size and pulling the adjusters in a little closer. Alternatively, there is the option of wearing braces and we have thoughtfully placed buttons inside the waistband for this purpose. Please do not wear the clip-on elastic variety.

The profile of the Aleks is quite full in the thigh with a natural taper to the hem. Gentlemen with an athletic figure of slim waist and well-developed thigh and/or calf muscles appreciate this cut.


    October 2021


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