Bring in the Cavalry

Brooks Brothers cavalry twill trousers

Should winter ever actually arrive, some heavyweight trousers will no doubt be in order. This pair from Brooks Brothers is made of one of Izzy’s favorite fabrics: cavalry twill, a hard-wearing wool cloth of military origin that’s perfect for running an empire. Made of a steep double twill, the fabric must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

It’s not exactly “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” but as the limerick has it:

As the crusty old Colonel admitted,
It’s to cavalry twill he’s committed:
Woollen fabric that’s tough,
So he chooses the stuff
When his trousers are tailored and fitted.

One Response to “Bring in the Cavalry”

  1. Jim December 23, 2006 at 7:39 pm #

    Pleats?