The Suits of James Bond has partnered with Clay Tompkins to offer the Ebury: a unique but classic pair of trousers that combines the best of the various trouser styles that James Bond wears throughout the series. Pulling from the various styles, these trousers have a darted front, side adjusters and a trim leg. The Ebury name comes from the street that James Bond’s creator Ian Fleming lived on in London’s Belgravia distric. The trousers are made in New York City exclusively for The Suits of James Bond.
James Bond wears many trouser styles throughout the series, from double forward pleats to double and triple reverse pleats to flat fronts. All of the Bonds except Timothy Dalton have also worn trousers with a darted front. Darts shape the front of the trousers like pleats do, but they add less fullness and the trousers still have the cleaner lines of flat front trousers. The darted style is commonly found on English bespoke and high-end Italian trousers.
The Ebury’s side adjusters have two strips of cloth tightened with a slide buckle in the same style that Daniel Craig’s Tom Ford suit trousers have in Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. I find these to be the most effective type of side adjusters, and they offer a more exact adjustment than DAKS tops do and more security than D-rings do. The Ebury’s waistband has an extended closure with a hook and eye fastening for a clean presentation, and the closure has double hooks to keep the waistband flat. The side pockets are slanted and there are two rear pockets, with a button-through fastening on the right and no button on the left. The rise—the difference between the outseam and inseam measurements—is a traditional 11 1/2 inches that will still be wearable long after the current low rise trend passes, but it’s not as high as Sean Connery’s or Roger Moore’s trousers are. The leg opening measures 17 inches.
The Ebury Trousers are initially available in a medium-dark grey, year-round-weight Super 120s prunelle wool. Prunelle is a simple 2×1 twill weave with a smooth finish, so it makes into a versatile pair of trousers. These trousers go well with a navy blazer and other sports coats, but they can also be worn without a jacket in a smart casual setting.
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