The Linen Trousers

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  • Breathable linen grown in France and Belgium
  • A tailored fit and finish
  • Finish in your desired length

Color: Navy

Size guide

Available from Wednesday, July 28

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Less is more when it comes to comfort.

Lightweight, breathable and sunshine included, in two classic colourways.

What you wanted from a pair of Linen Trousers:

We offered up a blank canvas, so you were free as someone running through a field of flax, arms outstretched, to tell us what you want most from your Linen Trousers. Was it something for formal occasions you were after? Or something to lounge around the house in that wasn’t a damp pair of joggers? Was it something beach-ready that you could rip off as soon as your feet hit the sand? We asked and for a start, you told us what you don't want…

1

The trousers crease like crazy

2

They’re too loose

3

The fabric isn’t breathable at all

4

They’re not cut properly

It's linen for the foreseeable

Classic Fit

A far cry from the skinny jeans, gym bunnies and the drop-crotch chino army, our Linen Trousers are designed with a straight leg which makes them ideal for any occasion.

Asphalte - Le Pantalon en Lin - Difficile de se passer de lui
Asphalte - Le Pantalon en Lin - Difficile de se passer de lui

Holding strong

Finding the right weight of linen can be the difference between the perfect summer afternoon and one where your legs never stop hating you. Ours weighs in at 275g/m2 which is lightweight enough to drift about and let the breeze through but weighty enough to stop it creasing too much either. What's more, they'll keep their shape right through to the end too.

Simple Pockets

Often trousers unnecessarily alter the formation of their pockets. Pockets are one of the apparel’s most useful additions. Like you, we never understood trimming them up or making them a nightmare to get into. This is why we stuck to what works: classic, simple pockets for your phone, wallet and any other paraphernalia you might need at a moment’s notice.

Asphalte - Le Pantalon en Lin - La coupe de feu

Tradition is good

While being innovative and forward-thinking is all well and good, but sometimes you’re better off sticking to the traditional way. This time around we've opted for an easy nylon zipper and a V comfort pleat at the rear. A nod to traditional formal wear while keeping with a modern cut.

A neat look

You asked for simple features, so no flapping about, we cut the back pockets neatly, added natural-looking horn buttons and a clean finish at the hem so you can go for the look you want depending on what you’re wearing.

How you like them now?

Through a combination of stripping it back to classic tailoring and traditional designs, these lightweight and breathable slacks are as ready for summer as you are.

Asphalte - Le Pantalon en Lin - Votre longueur = la bonne

A real team effort

Grown in the fields of France and Belgium and spun in Tunisia, our Linen Trousers then travel to Italy to be dyed and woven. From there it’s to Romania to visit our usual tailoring experts who draw on 30 years of mastery. And all you need to do is wear them, which is the best part, right?

Adjustable Waist

We're all in the same boat when it comes to post-paella bloat, which is why we made the Linen Trousers with side adjusters. This detail will be your best friend, just lean back and  with a discreet flick of the wrist you can make your trousers that little bit bigger (or smaller, if you need to).

Asphalte - Le Pantalon en Lin - L'été dans de bonnes conditions.

Classic Colorways

All too often, nice trousers are tarnished with daft colours or naff prints. You asked us for elegant simplicity, which is why we’ve gone for two classic colourways of navy and a natural off-white linen. Not only are both staple shades in a male’s wardrobe, they’re super easy to pair with too.

As versatile as they come

Traceability

Here are all the partners and suppliers we work with for our Linen Trousers and what goes into making them.

The materials and final garment have travelled a total of: 4806 km (2,986 miles) from field to doormat.

Asphalte - Le Pantalon en Lin - Récolte des matières premières

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Production of raw materials

France and Belgium

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Spinning of raw material

Filin Tunisia


Environmental certifications : GOTS, ISO 14001
Social certification : SA8000

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Weaving 

LeoMaster Spa Italy


Environmental certification : ZDHC

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Dyeing

Rifinizione Santo Stefano Spa Italie


Environmental certification : 4sustainability

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Garment make 

Formens Romania


Social certifications : ICS, BSCI, SMETA

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Haulage

Road Haulage.

Environmental Impact

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 Linen Trousers expressed in everyday activities that we can all easily relate to. There’s no point hiding from it: 

8,12 kg

of CO2 emitted

Equivalent to 148 kms travelled by car.

1198 L

water consumption

Equivalent to 18 showers lasting 5 min each. 

135 MJ

energy depletion

Equivalent to 45 hours heating (in average appartment).

Keeping it classic

Asphalte - Le Pantalon en Lin - Bleu marine

Navy

The ultimate all-rounder when it comes to men's sartorial colourways. Is there anything it doesn’t match with?

Deliveries & exchanges

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries*, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy changes of size

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe, these are free. For countries in the rest of the world, we ask you to pay the return cost 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.

Satisfied or your money back

It costs nothing to try

If you ever change your mind or the product doesn't meet your expectations when you receive it, all you have to do is send it back unworn and we'll refund you. Easy.

The team

Four of us started Asphalte back in 2016. With a few years of experience in fashion under our belts, we wanted to make clothes, but not just any old clothes. Well-made clothes, designed to last, using great materials and made in good conditions. The guys we wanted to kit were our mates, who liked clothes but who weren't willing to go all out on a pair of jeans. We send them a survey to find out what they expected from a brand. Their answers were so enlightening that we opened the questionnaires up to everyone. Best decision we ever made.

Since then, you've been at the start of every clothes we make. We ask for your opinion on a product before we get busy with the design process, and that's the way forward for us.

We're not here to reinvent the wheel. We're here to make your wardrobe classics with the best materials and the best manufacturers. Above all, we're here to make things simple, stuff that you'll still be able to wear in ten years' time.

Over the last 4 years, we've gradually put together the dream team to make it happen on a larger scale. Today, there are 40 of us working to make your favourite clothes, in a quality that was once reserved for a handful of men.

Credits

We'd particularly like to thank the crew who helped us make the Linen Trousers look their best:

Models

Stéphane Prévost & Jiri Schroeder

Photography & Director