Its always fun to stumble onto a new brand that seems as if it’s designing with you specifically in mind. You look at their line and say things like, “Wow, I always thought that would be cool!” or “Damn those look perfect.” That sums up how we felt when we were lucky enough to run across Left Field. Solid construction with unique details always pique our interest, and Left Field’s got them in spades. We were lucky enough to try out two of their trousers recently; read on to get our impressions.
The trousers worked fantastically both at nice dinner or hanging on the boardwalk
The entire lineup from Left Field is pretty damn impressive, but after a chat with owner Christian McCann, we settled on demoing the Chambray Trouser in Grey and the Canvas Trouser in Black Selvage. We have come away impressed… Each pair of trousers are given a single wash and dried “high” prior to making it to our doors. Because these aren’t raw denim, the process is perfectly fine and aids in softening the fabric up a bit. Most importantly, it takes out the guesswork of shrinkage. Both pairs are 100% cotton with Corozo Buttons, which are sustainably made from the nut of a Tagua Palm and each share the same straight leg trouser cut and 34 inch inseam (we hemmed ours). We found the cut to be perfect for us, safely toeing the line between slim and full.
The Black Canvas Trousers are made of Cone Mills selvage duck canvas and have Japanese chambray pocket lining. They trousers are rugged while stile pairing great with a button up. I’m eager to see what kind of patina we’ll see from extended wear. Also, I’ve been rocking them a little cuff showing off the selvage lines to blow the minds of nearby denim heads. It’s working.
The Chambray Trousers are the most unusual pants I’ve ever worn. The color that the grey chambray has is almost heathered like an old school gym shirt (a high compliment in our book), and the gray pairs with literally any color. The trousers worked fantastically both at nice dinner or hanging on the boardwalk. The trousers also feature Japanese selvage pocket lining. The chambray is also an excellent alternative to linen for the perfect summer pant, they’re extremely light weight and breathe very well. Plus, they save you the diva-esque laundering requirements of linen. Opting for any of Left Field’s wares would be a good decision, but we’d say either of this pants would be a great choice.
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