Making my fan-favourite Skyline Pant takes 3x as long to sew as any other high-end pant you own. The Italian satin fabric's lead time from the mill takes more time than earning a graduate degree.
But the results are oh-so-worth it. (Check out my explainer video where I walk you through the Skyline's details.)
We calculated that the Skyline Pant takes 3 times as many hours to build as a regular, mass-produced pant like Ralph Lauren or Todd Snyder. (Two brands I have long admired.) There are a couple of reasons for this.
First, the waist band of most pants is a simple folded-over piece of fabric with some stitching. That means it's either too loose or too tight, and the tension between those two things often causes it to warp in unflattering ways.
The Skyline's waist band is a complete re-design on the concept. It's more generous in height, and has several bonding layers stitched into it to give a touch of extra firmness. If you've ever worn a tool belt or gun belt, you know the feeling we were aiming for: Just the right connection to your hips.
Hidden inside the back is a wide piece of engineered elastic designed to give about 4 pounds of light squeeze when you wear them. This means the pant works with you, always maintaining a great fit – even if you're rocking the beltless look.