When we asked you about your military-inspired legwear, these were the four main issues that kept cropping up…
What You Didn’t Want
The fabric wasn’t tough enough
The pockets weren’t big enough
The cut was too baggy
They were uncomfortable
Form AND Function
A COUNTER-CULTURE CLASSIC
These are our version of the classic fatigue pant design. Created as workwear for the US Army in the ‘50s, and re-appropriated by counter-culture types in the ‘60s, they sit slap-bang in the sweet spot between chinos and cargo pants. Perfect.
MADE TO LAST
The Military Pants are made out of 300g/m2 two-ply twist-twill cotton. Translation? They’re really, really tough—making them the perfect no-brainer do-everything trousers, whether you’re cycling into town or weeding the vegetable patch.
SLICKER THAN THE AVERAGE
Contrary to popular belief, hardy trousers don’t need to have the coarse texture of a hessian potato sack. Thanks to the finish on that sateen cotton, the Military Pants have a smooth feel almost verging on Teflon-territory-smoothness. Seriously slick.
STRAIGHT TO THE POINT
Classic trousers should have a classic fit—which is why the Military Pants have that tried-and-tested straight-leg fit. Neither baggy nor slim, they work just as well with canvas pumps as they do with work boots.
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
Those big rectangular patch pockets are perhaps the fatigue’s defining feature, so we made sure ours were just right. Plenty of space… buttons where you need ‘em… optimum oblong shape… do people still say oblong?
PUT TO THE TEST
Like any budding military candidates, the Military Pants endured vigorous training to get to where they are today. After three prototypes, they’re ready for action—even if that does just mean a gentle stroll to the shops.
THE IMPORTANT STUFF
But what about the zip? Good question. It’s made by YKK who are pretty much the Land Rover of the… erm… fly closure world. Those natural horn and corozo buttons are pretty swish too.
CRAFTED WITH CARE
As with a lot of our trousers, these were made in Portugal by the wizzes at Expotime. When it comes to legs and pockets and stitching and stuff, this lot are hard to beat
BUILT FOR LIFE
Like the original fatigue pants, the Military Pants are seriously versatile, at home under a jeep trying to fix an exhaust or sat around the camp fire enjoying a mug of box-wine. Put ‘em on and get living’.
All the production steps for your Military Pants
What goes into making your Military Pants. The materials have travelled a total of 11,702 km (7,271 miles) from field to doormat.
Harvesting and preparing the organic cotton
Farming cooperatives Turkey and Kirghizistan
Red Wolf Srl et Subbifil Spa Italy
Tessitura Fratelli Toia Srl Italy
Social certifications : GRS, OCS
Gaspare Tronconi Industriale Srl Italie
Social certifications : GRS, OEKO-TEX Standard 100
Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each pair of Military Pants we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:
of CO2 emitted
The equivalent of 83.8 km (52.07 miles) by car.
of phosphor released in the water
The equivalent of growing 6.2 kg of apples.
The equivalent of 37.4 of heating (in avg flat).
NO SWEAT !
We deliver worldwide. For all deliveries to the UK and most European countries* we charge a flat fee of 9€ depending on the item, and 15€ for anywhere else.
Easy to change sizes
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.
IT’S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT
Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.