Hiltl has been tailoring trousers in accordance with strict guidelines since its founding by Fritz and Hedwig Hiltl in 1955 – their motto: Trousers by the best. To this end, only the best upper materials from the world's best weaving mills (mostly from Germany and Italy) are used, which are then made into the final, top quality product in numerous work steps. And where the quality of a pair of trousers requires it, some of these work steps are still completed by hand. Machines are only used if these can deliver more exact results and are less costly. That too is part of the Hiltl recipe for success – trousers that seem custom-made at sensible prices. The instep and lateral seams are tightly stacked, which requires additional work but delivers a flatter seam and prevents the back seams from pressing through when ironing. Each individual button is a little masterpiece: Each one is attached on the upper material with a long yarn stem by a specialist machine, and is then wrapped around with a yarn of the same colour by another machine, developed specifically for that task. This button sits securely on the yarn stem, and will sit exactly where it is supposed to, when pushed through the eyelet button hole with cross tack. That means that no fabric will be pushed aside when buttoned.