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HY is always quick to ship with me. It is returns or exchanges I've had trouble with. Just had something returned to Jamison yesterday with a request to exchange. Unlike before, it wasn't sent back to me so we'll see how it goes this time.

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I want your guys' input:

I'm keeping the hopsack trousers, and I'm trying to decide whether to do a normal hem or 2-inch cuff.

My first instinct is to do a normal hem, as that just seems more in keeping with the weight of the fabric. But my second thought after that is that with such a lightweight fabric, it might be nice to have the added weight of the cuff to help them drape correctly.
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What I do on light weight fabrics is have my tailor put a heel guard but across the entire cuff. These are slightly heavy strips of fabric that you'll sometimes see at the heel part of the cuff of trousers. Not easily available in the US, apparently, but you can ask for them. They help hold the shape of the cuff so they aren't floppy.

 

If you don't want cuffs, perhaps you can have cuffs on the inside (I prefer no cuffs myself).

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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

What I do on light weight fabrics is have my tailor put a heel guard but across the entire cuff. These are slightly heavy strips of fabric that you'll sometimes see at the heel part of the cuff of trousers. Not easily available in the US, apparently, but you can ask for them. They help hold the shape of the cuff so they aren't floppy.

If you don't want cuffs, perhaps you can have cuffs on the inside (I prefer no cuffs myself).

I'll ask him about a heel guard—taking them in today. Thanks for the suggestion
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Might be the sales. I've always had a lag from preshipping confirmation to actual shipping data on USPS of 3 days or so. Sounds like whatever else is going on with him, he is shipping orders out (and adding new stock!).

Obviously, they shipped today and I freaked out for nothing.

Sorry about that.
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Originally Posted by mossrockss View Post

I want your guys' input:

I'm keeping the hopsack trousers, and I'm trying to decide whether to do a normal hem or 2-inch cuff.

My first instinct is to do a normal hem, as that just seems more in keeping with the weight of the fabric. But my second thought after that is that with such a lightweight fabric, it might be nice to have the added weight of the cuff to help them drape correctly.

i have a pair of hopsack trousers from EP and I put a 2 inch cuff on them for exactly the reason you stated. The extra weight helps them drape better
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i have a pair of hopsack trousers from EP and I put a 2 inch cuff on them for exactly the reason you stated. The extra weight helps them drape better

i have this problem with my epaulet trousers due to the lightweight. I have given upon on the proper drape.

 

cuffs/heel guards help with this?

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The heel guard when put around the entire cuff maintain some structure. Perhaps two inch cuffs will help too but I don't like cuffs so can't say. The heel guard trick works well for me on 8-9 oz weight. The trousers will still flop around at the leg of course but they keep a sharp bend at the crease in the cuff.
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

The heel guard when put around the entire cuff maintain some structure. Perhaps two inch cuffs will help too but I don't like cuffs so can't say. The heel guard trick works well for me on 8-9 oz weight. The trousers will still flop around at the leg of course but they keep a sharp bend at the crease in the cuff.

So I asked my tailor about heel guards, and he said that nobody ever buys them, so if I wanted them I'd have to pay for like 100 yards to be like $50 LOL

Went with the plain hem
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Bummer! My tailor has a bunch of them he saves in an old box. He gets them when he goes to Italy to visit relatives. Sorry it didn't work out.
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Bummer! My tailor has a bunch of them he saves in an old box. He gets them when he goes to Italy to visit relatives. Sorry it didn't work out.

Can you post a photo of what the heel guard looks like?
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Can you post a photo of what the heel guard looks like?

Y U no google?

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Y U no google?


Didnt think of it then. Ill ask my tailor for these. Thanks.
post #4589 of 4759
All,
Hate to resurrect a very old account to air dirty laundry, but I've had no luck whatsoever in getting in touch with HYount to return/exchange a pair of trousers that were slightly too big. I've tried through their website, tried responding to his email directly, and called the resolution number through PayPal to no avail. Any suggestions? That trousers are great, just too big! Very frustrating.

Thanks,

EI
post #4590 of 4759

Sell them here. They often go quite fast (see Europrep's last listing).

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