Hiltl

  • Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
    Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
  • Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
    Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
  • Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
    Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
  • Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
    Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
  • Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
    Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
  • Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
  • Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
  • Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
  • Photo Courtesy of Hiltl
  • Photo Courtesy of Hiltl

    Fritz Hiltl started making trousers in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, in 1955 with the mission to produce one of the best-made men’s pants in the world. He did so by putting the same sort of sartorial details—eyelet buttonholes with crossbar stitching, welted pockets with crescent-shaped bar tacks, and soft inner linings inside waistbands—into his ready-made slacks as you might expect to receive from your own custom tailor. Then he went a step further and added his own proprietary features, including nickel-free zippers that don’t lose their pull after multiple washings, customized stabilizing tape in the waistband to keep it from rolling down, extra long viscose linings to increase fabric fluidity and comfort, and a specially made protector band at the cuff of every trouser to preserve the integrity of the fabric.

    Inside Information
    Hiltl has been a pioneer in the use of new materials, including its own SmartCel climate-control cotton fiber that breathes and provides what the company calls "air-conditioning for your legs."

    From Around the Web...
    The Florentine luxury goods house stages an elaborate evening of fashion and entertainment…
    Stylish accessories for travel, from what to pack to the jet-setter’s must-have timepiece…
    From sleek shoes to Steve McQueen’s iconic style, these were the top 10 style stories of the year…
    Slip on your favorite pair of kicks and test your knowledge of shoe design, history, and more…
    From military-inspired to full-on weatherproof, these styles will keep you cozy all winter long…
    Photo by Paolo Barcucci
    The Zegna family and its Fondazione Zegna are dedicating humanitarian efforts to the motherland…
    From elegantly minimal to full-on festive, these eight sweaters will warm you up to the holidays…
    Veteran and fresh designers alike are embracing the winter’s must-have menswear piece…
    Top brands are offering timeless eyewear designs this season—gift a pair to a fashionable friend or...
    The man behind the world’s most expensive perfume gives his two “scents” on gifting fragrances…