Kit Blake's trousers stand out from contemporary fashion trends by embracing the full cut, a design element that offers unrivalled comfort and a distinctive style. In a time where men tend to favour skinny trousers and forget what comfort is, our Aleks, Grant, and Duke styles are a breath of fresh air. The full cuts provide ample room for movement, making them ideal for everyday wear, long workdays, or extended periods of sitting. Many of Kit Blake's customers also used to wear slimmer trousers, but all swore never to go back after trying their first Kit Blake trousers. But what exactly makes fuller cuts better than skinny fits?
Generally speaking, a full cut is characterised by its generous leg width and relaxed fit. Our most generous fit is the Aleks; it’s full in the thigh and slightly tapered under the knee. Our Grant is also based on the Aleks but slightly more tapered from the knee down. As a result, it allows for a wide range of movement without constriction, unlike slim or skinny trousers that restrict leg mobility.
Comfort is a paramount consideration in the design of Kit Blake trousers. The full cut ensures that fabric does not pull or bunch up when you sit or move, eliminating discomfort associated with tight-fitting trousers. Whether you're navigating a hectic day at the office or enjoying a leisurely weekend, these trousers are designed to keep you at ease. The deep pleats also allow for maximum comfort, as they will open when you sit, allowing for a relax fit.
While comfort is a primary focus, Kit Blake trousers do not compromise on style. The full cuts are tailored in such a way that the trousers maintain a clean and polished silhouette at all times. Some fuller cuts can be too baggy and lack shape while moving, whereas our trousers will drape beautifully and look elegant, even when on the move.
The full cut harks back to classic tailoring aesthetics, reminiscent of the golden era of menswear. It showcases clean lines and a graceful drape that creates a refined and sophisticated look. This attention to traditional tailoring details sets Kit Blake's trousers apart in a world dominated by modern, slim-fitting styles. In an era when fashion trends tend to come and go rapidly, the full cut offers a timeless quality. Kit Blake's commitment to this classic style ensures that your investment in these trousers remains relevant year after year. They are not bound by fleeting trends but instead represent enduring elegance.
But when exactly did skinny trousers become the norm?
The 1980s were defined by bold fashion choices, with wide trousers and oversized clothing dominating the scene. This era was influenced by a desire for extravagance, excess, and a departure from the more understated styles of the 1970s. Wide-legged trousers, often pleated, became emblematic of this trend, along with oversized blazers and loose fits. But in the 1990s, there was a notable shift that led to the popularity of slim clothes, popularised in movies and on red carpets, and the 2000s introduced even slimmer styles, often referred to as "skinny" jeans and trousers. These ultra-slim designs became popular among youth culture and music genres like rock and indie. Since then, skinny and uncomfortable trousers have maintained a presence in men's fashion, with many individuals who continue to wear them, despite their obvious lack of comfort.
Kit Blake's full-cut trousers are more than just a design choice; they are a testament to our dedication to comfort and style. The full cut, with its generous room for movement and timeless elegance, sets these trousers apart in a fashion landscape that often prioritises tight-fitting styles. Our commitment to offering the full-cut distinction ensures that you can enjoy both comfort and sophistication in every pair, making them a wardrobe staple for years to come.