Van Sharkskin  (Pleated Front Side Pockets)

  •     Classic Sansabelt Fit w/Side Pockets, Pleated Front
  •     Roomy, straight leg fit
  •     Tight stitching found in bespoke tailor shops keeps seams, pockets and crotch area well-reinforced.
  •     2 Back Pockets (one contains roll of belt loop fabric, the other is sewn shut to keep it from sagging while pant hangs in our inventory**.)
  •     Extended Tab, Button Closure
  •     Inner Hook and Eye and inside Button to keep the front flat and smooth.
  •     Zip Fly
  •     Custom Hemming (Inseams from 25" to 36" in half inch increments)
  •     Belt Loops Attached for a nominal charge.
  •     Waist Sizes from 30-70
  •     Original Sansabelt Webbed Inner Waistband
  •     Wrinkle-Resistant
  •     Machine Washable
  •     100% Natural Stretch Microfiber Poly

Care Instructions:
    Machine wash or handwash in lukewarm water.
    Hang to dry or tumble dry low and remove promptly. Cool iron, if needed.

**To Open the Back Pocket:  As with the finest tailored pants, we offer one pocket sewn shut for a smooth look and recommend using the other button pocket for wallets, etc.  However, you may still open it easily.  Grab a tiny pair of cuticle scissors or a seam ripper and carefully cut, stitch by stitch.

Van Sharkskin (Pleated Front Side Pockets)

The Van Sharkskin, in lightweight 100% natural-stretch microfiber poly, features 2-reverse pleats with roomy side pockets. This fabric has a subtle weave (click on the pant in taupe to really appreciate it) and a matte (no-shine) finish. The fabric's luxurious feel along with the elegant front pleats make it a classic dress pant.  We've positioned the pleats so they face outward, so you never have to worry about the fabric bunching up when you sit.  Roomy, straight leg fit.  If this is your first order, we strongly recommend ordering your pants unaltered (no belt loops or hemming) and leaving the tags on so you can return them if the fit is not right for you. 

Our exclusive SANSABELT 2 1/2" Comfort Elastic Waistband smooths your midsection and keeps your shirt neatly tucked in!  It's sturdy enough hold up to sweat, pressure and twisting and to withstand dozens of washes.

How to Measure your Waist and Inseam

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Z30102 Dark Gray 020
Z30106 Taupe 260
Z30101 Black 001
Z30104 Navy 410
Waist Size
Custom Hemming (Select your inseam)
Belt Loops


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By (Nacogdoches, Texas) on August 01, 2019 (Van Sharkskin (Pleated Front Side Pockets)) :

fabric too thin

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I need pants that have more weight. This is a nice fabric but too light for my taste.

By (Pine Bluff, ) on June 10, 2019 (Van Sharkskin (Pleated Front Side Pockets)) :

Van Sansabelt Sharkskin

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Wore Sansabelt slacks before but haven't been able to find them in stores in a long time. Ready to order the Van Sansabelt Sharkskin but you only have them in 4 colors. I am looking for dark brown and light gray. Are more colors in the near future plans? Need more colors!!!!

Thanks for taking time to write in. Light gray is indeed popular and I am not sure why it was never made in the pleated style. If you are looking for a light colored neutral in pleats, you might want to take a look at the new Madison slacks in light tan.
I know our next shipment has a dark gray but production plans for 2020 do include a light gray in pleats so please hand in there. Brown, on the other hand, has never been a big seller. While I am a fan, suspect you won't see it again until we go back to make more polywools.
Sincerely appreciate your input.

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By (Richmond, Virginia) on April 04, 2019 (Van Sharkskin (Pleated Front Side Pockets)) :

nice pants but sold out

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All you have is navy and I need black for my husband.

By (Naperville, Illinois) on January 16, 2019 (Van Sharkskin (Pleated Front Side Pockets)) :

Great pants

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Glad you're back
Bought 6 pair of the pleated bec. I know you sell out of them fast.

By (Carteret, New Jersey) on November 01, 2018 (Van Sharkskin (Pleated Front Side Pockets)) :

wrong size - great service

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Wanted them for an event but I got 50 instead of 52. Your customer service was excellent and you made it all right in two days. Thank you.

By (Charlotte, ) on October 05, 2018 (Van Sharkskin (Pleated Front Side Pockets)) :

fantastic pants

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I love your pants and need more colors. Great fit! Great look!

By (Naples, Florida) on October 02, 2018 (Van Sharkskin (Pleated Front Side Pockets)) :

Most comfortable pants in the world

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The pants arrived at my old address and the apt manager is holding them for me till I get there. Thanks for your help. Will definitely continue ordering from you in t he future since you guys have the best most comfortable pants in the world. Thank you again.

By (Dummyvalue, Kansas) on August 17, 2018 (Van Sharkskin (Pleated Front Side Pockets)) :

Happy in Columbia

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Great look and feel and excellent wear. I’m not wearing anything else!

Thank you for your wonderful product review on our website. You sound like a real fan and I would love to hear more. I am the VP of the company. I am working on putting together a new testimonials feature for our home page and would love to ask you a few questions.
Please email me at my personal email,
I look forward to hearing from you! at your earliest convenience.
Best Regards,
Kathy Schwadel
Vice President, Sansabelt

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By (Brick, New Jersey) on May 01, 2018 (Van Sharkskin (Pleated Front Side Pockets)) :

Amazingly comfortable pants

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The fabric is light but rich looking like silk. They do need ironing for the crease to stay as sharp as I like it.

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