|I think it's just lining material used for the 'patch' - very soft|
|You can see where the material is a bit balled but no holes!|
And that's it. You can barely see it from the outside. Easy enough with black, I suppose but he really does match up the colours so well, too.
Since then I've had a couple of other pairs of trousers repaired in the same way and nowadays I try to be a bit more pro-active with the whole thing, paying more attention to my clothes in an attempt to get them fixed preemptively where possible. With that in mind, a few months ago I put a pair of black work trousers into a bag, meaning to take them to my lovely local tailor as the material had started to ball on the inside leg and I could see it was wearing though. True to my usual style I then left that bag sitting for a couple of months until my favourite trousers, combat-style very lightweight summer trousers that I bought in Australia when I was there developed a rip. I didn't think they were quite at that stage but they were nearly at the end of a second summer of heavy wearing so fair enough. I am thrilled that I got these trousers done actually, because starting to cycle a bit more means there's even more wear and tear on that part of the legs so having them already reinforced is great.
|Here's the second pair - material is a different colour so easier to see but it was the same colour as the trousers on the reverse|
|And here's the outside - you can see the outline of the 'patch' more on this one, I think because of the lighter colour|