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My butt/hips are just large enough that slim shirts don't hang neatly.
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I'm a little late to the party (and to this thread), but I thought I'd add my two cents regarding tapering trousers (HY in particular). I'm a very slim guy with thin legs and small-ish feet (8.5US), but I still can't get behind heavily tapered trousers. 

 

In the photo below I'm wearing some size 30 HY flannels from 2012, which I think makes them the looser "old Italian" fit. The ankle opening is 8" on the nose, and I can't imagine going much smaller than that. It's strange to me how 7.5-8" leg openings are considered "big" by many, and I will never understand why some people (many of whom are much bigger than me) would taper their trousers to 7-7.25". Even as a young guy I don't like it; wearing clothes that tapered just makes me feel like a flamingo or something.

 

Anyway, those are my thoughts on the matter. Different strokes for different folks.

 

 

(edit: deets on the other items here)


Edited by brillopad - 4/25/14 at 10:50am
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Yeah... if your shoe is over size 9 and you wear pants with really narrow leg openings then you end up looking like a golf putter.

This isn't a good look, by the way. I see it a lot in SW&D fits and think it looks insanely stupid and dorky.
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Originally Posted by brillopad View Post

I'm a little late to the party (and to this thread), but I thought I'd add my two cents regarding tapering trousers (HY in particular). I'm a very slim guy with thin legs and small-ish feet (8.5US), but I still can't get behind heavily tapered trousers. 

In the photo below I'm wearing some size 30 HY flannels from 2012, which I think makes them the looser "old Italian" fit. The ankle opening is 8" on the nose, and I can't imagine going much smaller than that. It's strange to me how 7.5-8" leg openings are considered "big" by many, and I will never understand why some people (many of whom are much bigger than me) would taper their trousers to 7-7.25". Even as a young guy I don't like it; wearing clothes that tapered just makes me feel like a flamingo or something.

Anyway, those are my thoughts on the matter. Different strokes for different folks.



Looks good, Ian. Your HY umbrella still holding up well? I'm looking to purchase one soon.
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Looks good, Ian. Your HY umbrella still holding up well? I'm looking to purchase one soon.

So far so good! It's gonna get a lot of use over the next couple days.

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Originally Posted by brillopad View Post

 

In the photo below I'm wearing some size 30 HY flannels from 2012, which I think makes them the looser "old Italian" fit. The ankle opening is 8" on the nose, and I can't imagine going much smaller than that. It's strange to me how 7.5-8" leg openings are considered "big" by many, and I will never understand why some people (many of whom are much bigger than me) would taper their trousers to 7-7.25". Even as a young guy I don't like it; wearing clothes that tapered just makes me feel like a flamingo or something.

 

 

(edit: deets on the other items here)

 

8" is my sweet spot as well. Good look all around Brillo

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Europrep, thanks for the comments on Jamison's shirts.  You're right, they tend to get a lot less press than the pants.  How do you feel about the fabric weight?  What kind of weather do you think it's appropriate for?

post #4358 of 4612
I would wear the chambray in Spring and Fall. A bit heavy for summer unless on a chilly night.
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I sort of expected that.  But still...dang.  Not a lot of chilly summer nights in Austin.

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For anyone hesitant about returns/exchanges. I sent back some items last week with a copy of the invoice, circled and noted i wanted a refund and received refund already. I did not email Jamison before sending. Very quick turnaround.
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It's been raining the past few days and I'm thinking of picking up an umbrella. I'm torn, what do you guys think would look nicer? Blackwatch or prince of wales?



Edited by Ironist - 5/1/14 at 9:06pm
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It's been raining the past few days and I'm thinking of picking up an umbrella. I'm torn, what do you guys think would look nicer? Blackwatch or prince of wales?

The pow is more fun, but the blackwatch looks awesome! Between the two … I'd go blackwatch. The "fit & finish" looks tighter on the blackwatch too … the pow doesn't look like the pattern matches up as well.
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It's been raining the past few days and I'm thinking of picking up an umbrella. I'm torn, what do you guys think would look nicer? Blackwatch or prince of wales?

 

 

That blackwatch umbrella makes me wish it rained more in LA - that, and my water bill.

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One improvement I'd like to see in the future is for pattern matching on the umbrella canopies. It looks like some of them have it but some do not. It's a bit jarring to me when the checks are all out of synch. Is there a technical reason why this doesn't always line up?

post #4365 of 4612
PoW umbrella looks too over the top for me eyes.
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