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post #3676 of 4759
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

US made is looser in the thigh and seat. HY Italian is a bit fuller in the length and rise of the pants than Epaulet Walt. Epaulet Walt is slimmer throughout the length. At least this has been my experience.

Precisely my experience as well.
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Epaulet Walts (Brown) Vs HY Italian (Grey) - The only real difference I notice is that the HY pants don't quite taper as much below the knee as the Epaulets.

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okay, thanks a lot for the comparison!

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So here is the 2 button single breasted I had mentioned earlier in the thread.







The trousers aren't as slim in the calves as these pictures would have you believe (I Hope). My buddy was taken the pictures from fairly close and looking downward so I think that skewed the angles a bit.

Let me know what you guys think, and since this is styleforum, go ahead and be ruthless.
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Epaulet Walts (Brown) Vs HY Italian (Grey) - The only real difference I notice is that the HY pants don't quite taper as much below the knee as the Epaulets.

I think you have a slightly cleaner line in the back with the HYs, especially just below the seat (although are you pulling the trousers forward in the HYs?). That's my experience to with Walts versus HY Italy fit. Have you tried the USA fit? Wondering how different they are in terms of the lines.
 

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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post

Classic flannel, 14 oz, pants made in Italy - a hardier flannel. Available in our widest variety of colors. Heavier weight but not excessively warm. Wears well. We've carried this for years and it is one of our essential fabrics.
VBC s120s flannel, 9.5 oz, pants made in Italy - a light and thinner fabric. Very soft and luxurious. I think this is best as a fall and spring weight, or for warmer climates, or for customers who run warm or who don't spend a lot of time outside. For me, in New York, this is a little light for December or January. I believe this is the third year we've used this fabric; it's great stuff, expensive cloth, and even though it's pricey, it's a real deal at what we charge.
VBC s100s winter flannel, 12 oz, pants made in Italy - a wintery version of the above. Also soft and luxurious, but thicker, more substantial, and spongier. Our Italian manufacturer says he thinks this is the best flannel in the world right now. I'm not entirely sure I'd go that far, but I think it's fantastic stuff.
Lambswool flannel, 12 oz, pants made in America - similar to the VBC s120s, though made by a different Italian mill. The primary difference here is in cut. Our American made pants are a little higher rise, and a bit more forgiving in the thighs, hip, and seat. While customers occasionally size up in the Italian pants, I don't expect that to happen much in the American pants. These are extremely well made and I'm very proud of them. As for the fabric, we're now carrying it in seven colors, and the depth and range of the color in each pair is really gorgeous. Just really rich shades.

As for restocks, we are definitely restocking the lambswool. It will depend on the others if we are short enough to justify another production run. We do have a few other pairs that just arrived (brown and bright blue VBC s100s Winter Flannel, some plaids) which should hit the site next week.
It is pretty stellar. I was able to get a great deal on a piece of fabric from my Neapolitan coat maker and decided "what the hell, why not."

This is awesome. Care to share a similar breakdown for the 'Tasmanian wool', 'Four season super 100s' and 'Tropical wool'?

 

For example, for a customer like me, that doesn't have the chance to try the pants on, I get a bit confused by all the options. I want to purchase light gray wool pants besides a pair of flannel. You are offering five options at the moment (which is great):

1. Four season super 100s - http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/four-season-super-100s-light-gray

2. Tropical wool pants - http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/tropical-wool-pants-light-gray

3. Tasmanian wool pants - http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/tasmanian-wool-pants-light-gray

4. Brushed twill pants - http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/brushed-twill-pants-light-gray

5. VBC super 120s flannel pants - http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/vbc-super-120s-flannel-pants-light-gray

 

The last option obviously being flannel speaks for itself. But as for the first four options, what are the differences in feel, drape, density, thickness and color (all light gray, but I presume there are different shades of light gray)?

 

Also, when will you re-stock the the light gray flannels?

 

Thanks in advance.


Edited by DonRaphael - 8/18/13 at 1:52pm
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^^ I actually have the exact same question on almost the same exact items. I live in Houston, which is warm and humid almost year-round so the "obvious" answer would be tropical wool but I've no experience w/ HY and I am looking for a pair or two of trousers that would be up to the "abuse" of a hospital (in other words nothing too precious or lightweight).  Also our hospitals tend to be very well cooled so I don't think I need something terribly light. 

Look forward to the answer as I'm hoping to order a pair in the coming months. Thanks!

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Thanks to Spandexter for posting the side by side of the walts and the HY Italy. I wonder if someone has HY USA with the other two and wouldn't mind doing a side by side of the three? It would be very helpful, as the issue of fit seems to come up frequently in this thread.
 

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Originally Posted by losrockets View Post

^^ I actually have the exact same question on almost the same exact items. I live in Houston, which is warm and humid almost year-round so the "obvious" answer would be tropical wool but I've no experience w/ HY and I am looking for a pair or two of trousers that would be up to the "abuse" of a hospital (in other words nothing too precious or lightweight).  Also our hospitals tend to be very well cooled so I don't think I need something terribly light. 

Look forward to the answer as I'm hoping to order a pair in the coming months. Thanks!

 



I work in a hospital and clinic setting in southern California and wear the tropical wool year-round, avoiding them only on the coolest days.  It is thin but can handle standard hospital use.

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

Thanks to Spandexter for posting the side by side of the walts and the HY Italy. I wonder if someone has HY USA with the other two and wouldn't mind doing a side by side of the three? It would be very helpful, as the issue of fit seems to come up frequently in this thread.

I've said elsewhere in the thread that I don't find too much difference between the 3, and now buy whichever is offering the fabric that strikes my fancy. The USA made HY are a tiny bit roomier in the thigh. All 3 brands require me to take in the waist, though Epaulet now apparently stocks size 31. Some days I like the taper of the Walt fit, but the HY looks cleaner with some shoes because the (very slightly) larger leg opening breaks (very slightly) nicer.
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I've said elsewhere in the thread that I don't find too much difference between the 3, and now buy whichever is offering the fabric that strikes my fancy. The USA made HY are a tiny bit roomier in the thigh. All 3 brands require me to take in the waist, though Epaulet now apparently stocks size 31. Some days I like the taper of the Walt fit, but the HY looks cleaner with some shoes because the (very slightly) larger leg opening breaks (very slightly) nicer.


Thanks HughJ...you don't find a big difference in the seat for the USA HYs? Again, slight if anything seems to be the message. Still...pics? smile.gif

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Any chance to restock the silk knit ties soon?

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Any chance to restock the silk knit ties soon?

+1, I have emailed twice asking about this with no response....
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Saw these cotton/linen suit pants on sale and bought them for everyday use.  Matching suit jacket was sold out.  Worked out fairly well.  

 

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My latest pair of Italian cut trousers is a little inconsistently sized compared to the others. It's about ~2cm tighter in the seat, but the waist fits just fine. Is it possible to let the seat out and keep the waist the same?

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