That Extra Reinforcement Fabric Inside the Rear Hem of My Pants

I don’t know what you call it. I tried Googling things like “reinforcement fabric pants hem,” but no dice. All I know is that there is an extra strip of “reinforcement” fabric inside the rear hem of the pants of one of my custom suits. It’s obviously designed to prevent any destructive scuffing and chafing that can occur from the back of my shoes rubbing up against the inside of my pants. It’s subtle and completely invisible from the outside. Whatever this feature is called, I like it.

The right leg of my pants rolled up, revealing the subtle reinforcement fabric sewn into the inside-rear of the hem.
The right leg of my pants rolled up, revealing the subtle reinforcement fabric sewn into the inside-rear of the hem.
A closer detail of the fabric sewn onto the inside of the rear of the hem, which is totally invisible on the outside.
A closer detail of the fabric sewn onto the inside of the rear of the hem, which is totally invisible on the outside.

3 comments

  1. I have heard it called “heel guard.” I agree it’s a nice touch. SuitSupply added to to a suit I bought from them and I like it. In addition to protecting, it might help the trousers drape better.

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