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Suit pants damaged... need replacement advise...

post #1 of 13
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Well, the pants to a suit of mine were damaged beyond repair. So, I was wondering how hard it would be to find a pair of pants that match the jacket. The suit is black wool and there isn't a pattern in the material. So how "bad" is this, especially if I couldn't find pants from the same designer... do you think I can get something close and is anyone going to notice or would it all be in my mind? Jeff
post #2 of 13
Matching black to black is harder than it seems. You might get lucky, but more likely not. If you have the $ I suggest asking a tailor with a large variety of fabrics. It's possible he could find the same or a very similar fabric and make you a pair of pants to go with the jacket. If not at least he could give you good suggestions as to where to go. I think my tailor said a pair of pants was a few hundred bucks but I'm not sure. It's not as much as a jacket because they're much less labour-intensive to make. If all else fails, wear the jacket with other stuff, and write off the loss. If it's not too unusual it would do pretty good duty as a black sport jacket probably.
post #3 of 13
Jeff, How about just wearing the coat as a blazer? If it's solid black. as I thought you described it, it will go with anything. As J suggested, then keep your eye out for some slacks to match it. The Off 5th in Milpitas frequently has some great deals on designer dress slacks. Or some of the other stores down in the South Bay I sent you have some really nice stuff, but it's pricey. L'Uomo in Stanford had some really nice Vestimenta solid colors this time last year- but they were almost $350.
post #4 of 13
Yeah you could even wear the jacket as a sportscoat everytime you go shopping until you find the closest matching pants.

Seriously though, its gonna be tough. The chances of it looking good indoors, under flourescent lighting and in natural sunlight are pretty slim.

Do you mind me asking what kind of suit (designer) it is?
post #5 of 13
To the OP:

What is the signifigance of the 986 at the end of your screenname? Do you drive a Porsche Boxster?
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by guynamedsean
To the OP:

What is the signifigance of the 986 at the end of your screenname? Do you drive a Porsche Boxster?

Dude, this guy hasn't posted since 2002! Look at the date!
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Originally Posted by texas_jack
Dude, this guy hasn't posted since 2002! Look at the date!



Maybe its just me, but that comment made me really crackup . . .
post #8 of 13
One problem you will face is matching the 'wear' of the jacket to the trousers. Even if you are able to find the same exact replacement pants, if the jacket had been dry cleaned a few times, the tones may be slightly off. If the suit was purchased within the past few months and you haven't dry cleaned it yet, you might try contacting the place you purchased it from, or the manufacturer, to see if they can help. Edit, nevermind. I hope the problem has been solved in the past 4+ years.
post #9 of 13
OMG. I have done this soooooo many times now.

I find this forum such a vast resource of knowlege that I am reading every page of it. Then 2 hours later while I am zoned out I will post a reply.

Sorry, again.
post #10 of 13
if the suit was made in china or somplace like that then forget it.
if made in the usa or europe then possably. end peices usually are saved. have your retailer send the damaged trousers to the manufacturer for a match up.
post #11 of 13
Some Kilgour suits are now made in China. I would not be dismissive on all things that come out of China.
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Originally Posted by kolecko
Some Kilgour suits are now made in China. I would not be dismissive on all things that come out of China.

I believe Alex was simply commenting on the likelihood of successfully tracking down matching fabric for a Chinese made garment.
post #13 of 13
thats right, when overseas contractors are used there is less controll. ends of cloth are of no intrest to those contracting out. sorry if i seemed to be dismissive that was not my intention. i do know that oxxford, harts, and hickey freeman do save ends and will cut a single trouser. its a matter of being able to give service.
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