A Tale of Two Trousers: The fit and style differences between the Jeds and the Jutlands
Due to popular demand, here is an in-depth discussion about the differences between our two men's pants patterns: The Jedediah Pants and the Jutland Pants! Let's delve right in: The Jedediah Pants are a slim fit trouser with several distinctive features: Slash pockets, a back yoke and pointed back pockets. They are part of our Parkland Collection which features casual clothing suited to slim bodies and daily wear (while strolling through B.C.'s provincial parks!). The Jutland Pants, on the other hand, are a relaxed fit trouser with these distinctive features: Curved front pockets, shaping back darts and the choice between welt pockets and squared patch pockets. They are part of our Alpine Collection which includes rugged clothing designs meant to perform purposeful tasks (hiking mountains or working in a mechanic shop!). These two pants patterns fit differently in every area - they feature different crotch curves, different hip shapes and different leg widths. A few people have asked me whether they could skip mocking up the Jutland Pants by simply transferring the fit adjustments that they made on the Jedediah Pants pattern to the Jutland Pants pattern. Since the Jutland Pants were drafted to fit a different body type than the Jedediah Pants, it is very necessary to mock up the Jutland Pants even if you have already sewn the Jedediah Pants. The Jedediah Pants feature roomy chino-style hips and very slim legs. This shape is a modern, slim fit that is trendy and very well suited to the slim, lanky bodies of young men. The Jedediah Pants pattern includes two variations - the first is a full length pair of trousers and the second is a knee length pair of shorts with rolled cuffs. Where the Jeds are roomy the Jutlands are slim and where the Jeds are slim the Jutlands are roomy (that sounds like a riddle!). The Jutland Pants feature straight, narrow hips and wide legs for a classic, conservative fit. The fit of these trousers make them suited to a wider age range and body type than the Jedediah Pants. Aside from fit, there are many differences in style between these two patterns. The Jedediah Pants, as I mentioned earlier, can be made as shorts or pants and they include stylish jeans-style patch pockets (pointed and slightly angled. The Jutland Pants do not include a shorts variation (though you could easily slash the pattern at you desired length to create shorts!). There are many interchangeable design features included in the Jutland Pants pattern - you have the option to create welt pockets, big patch pockets, flat cargo pockets, reinforced knees and hems, and even a full lining. Now that I've discussed all the fit and styling differences between these two patterns, let's discuss one similarity: Both the Jedediah and Jutlands Pants are mid-rise pants. They are not designed to be dress trousers that sit at the natural waist and they are not designed to be low rise pants that require a belt to keep them resting over the hips. Both pairs of pants will likely sit snugly on the body without a belt (if you choose to style them this way) and will not be prone to exposing underwear! They are drafted as mid-rise based on my personal preference (I find this rise to be more flattering to men's proportions than low rise) but I am sure, as we continue to develop more menswear patterns that we will eventually offer a rise and style to suit just about everyone! I hope this analysis of the two patterns will help you decide which pattern best suits you or your recipient's preferences! Are there any other questions you might have about these two patterns? I'd lover to answer them! You can find both of these patterns, along with their body and garment measurements, in our online shop.