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post #12586 of 33553
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Mike,
I'm a new customer and I'm very interested in your wool trousers.
Could you help me out by providing some measurements for a 28 walt? I need:
-Leg width at 29'' inseam
-Width at 12'' down from crotch/thigh
Even considering that our measuring methods may cause variance, your measurements would be helpful. Thanks!

i have many pairs of walts and rivets in 28 smile.gif

leg width at 29" inseam = 7.5"
width at 12" from crotch seam = 8.5"
post #12587 of 33553
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

Ah sadly we don't stock wides or narrows. But we can certainly special order those for you. If Alden has them in stock, we can have them for you in about 2 days. .

Hey Mike,

Any the Natty CXLs could be special ordered in narrower sizes?

Thanks
post #12588 of 33553
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Originally Posted by runningfrog View Post

i have many pairs of walts and rivets in 28 smile.gif
leg width at 29" inseam = 7.5"
width at 12" from crotch seam = 8.5"

Thanks a lot. That helps. However, to me your width measurement of (7.5'') at 29'' inseam is hard to understand. The site listed opening width at 34'' is 7.5''. Is there no taper at all from 29'' to 34''?
post #12589 of 33553
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Originally Posted by wakawaka View Post

Any advices on taking care of Thorogoods 685 "Crazy horse"? Shoe trees? What's Peccards exactly? I want to know, so I can find a substitute in Poland... Wouldn't want to destroy these great boots by using something foul on them :-). I'd be grateful for help.

 

Since you're in the EU, you can most likely get Saphir products easily, with no import duties. If cost is a concern, avoid their MDO range and just get the regular Saphir stuff. In addition to shoe care products for finer leathers, they make a number of items for more rugged leathers like the Crazy Horse. As Mike recommends, a product with mink oil would be an excellent choice. Look for Saphir Creme Universal, which is a cream with beeswax and mink oil.

 

Saphir also makes waterproofers called "Dubbins," which will not feed or moisturize your shoe's leather as much as a cream, but will seal it and keep the elements out. The MDO version apparently has more mink oil in it.

 

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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Thanks a lot. That helps. However, to me your width measurement of (7.5'') at 29'' inseam is hard to understand. The site listed opening width at 34'' is 7.5''. Is there no taper at all from 29'' to 34''?

 

Walts aren't really tapered that much. They're slim, but not ultra skinny. A 7.5" leg opening for a trouser is pretty slim. I wear a size 32 with a 30.75" to 31.25" inseam, and, having just measured, at both 29" and at the hem the leg width measures 8".

 

This being said, you can get Walts tapered easily. Opening leg seams to taper a trouser is very easy for a tailor -- at my tailor I think tapering is $8 or $9.

post #12590 of 33553
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Originally Posted by yywwyy View Post

Thanks a lot. That helps. However, to me your width measurement of (7.5'') at 29'' inseam is hard to understand. The site listed opening width at 34'' is 7.5''. Is there no taper at all from 29'' to 34''?

all my walts are already hemmed to ~ 29" inseam. you should really get a pair, you'll love them and never look back. i think i'm up to 10 walts now.

rivets are more casual and fit slimmer. for size 28:
leg opening at 31" inseam = 7"
width at 12" from the crotch seam = 8"
post #12591 of 33553
Thanks! Will definitely grab a pair of the walts. I was worried that the 7.5'' opening would be too narrow, but we'll see. How does the higher rise work for you guys?
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^ Wouldn't have the rise any other way. A proper trouser should have a higher rise. It makes the fabrics drape in a way that only a trouser can, and keeps your shirts tucked in. So much recent Incotex has rises of 10" or less -- which is great for denim and chinos, but not for trousers.

 

I think Mike is obsessed with the topic of trouser rises, so he can say more I'm sure.

post #12593 of 33553
Runningfrog, I want to grow up to be just like you. I think I'm up to 4 now... slowly but surely haha.
post #12594 of 33553
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post


My pleasure, and I'm glad that you dig the boots!
Care is really easy on them. Shoe trees aren't really necessary, but they can't hurt. They'll prevent the boots from getting too creased.
And Pecards is a leather conditioner. I'm sure that you can find something equivalent locally. Just go to a shoe repair store and ask for "mink oil" or a leather conditioner. It's a grease that you rub into the boots to keep the leather soft and give it a degree of water resistance. With crazy horse leather, it will also darken the tone a bit, which is pretty cool as it works its way out.
Looking good! I dig that combo.

 

So shoe trees aren't necessary, rotation is tke key. Thanks Mike, I'll keep that in mind!

 

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Originally Posted by applky View Post

 

Since you're in the EU, you can most likely get Saphir products easily, with no import duties. If cost is a concern, avoid their MDO range and just get the regular Saphir stuff. In addition to shoe care products for finer leathers, they make a number of items for more rugged leathers like the Crazy Horse. As Mike recommends, a product with mink oil would be an excellent choice. Look for Saphir Creme Universal, which is a cream with beeswax and mink oil.

 

Saphir also makes waterproofers called "Dubbins," which will not feed or moisturize your shoe's leather as much as a cream, but will seal it and keep the elements out. The MDO version apparently has more mink oil in it.

 

Alright, I'll give this Saphir a try. Mink oil is the fat from this animal - http://ecologyadventure.edublogs.org/species/animals/mink-mustela-vison/ isn't it?

 

 

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I have just noticed all the thumbs up and positive comments on the post where I pasted link to my YouTube video, page 837 (I'm still getting hang of styleforum tools) - THANKS GUYS!!! So kind.

 

Meso: thanks, I've been waiting for approval, haha :-). I earn some money doing English tuition, would like to teach Polish through Skype as well - guess there is some demand for that around the globe and I found a site where tutors of different languages can advertise themselves. Definitely would pay off better for me than English tuition. I live 100 km south of Warsaw, here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radom


Edited by wakawaka - 5/23/12 at 1:23am
post #12595 of 33553
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Originally Posted by david3558 View Post

Runningfrog, I want to grow up to be just like you. I think I'm up to 4 now... slowly but surely haha.

lol! slowly but surely is the key. my walt collection:

navy shadow tartan
navy marl lambswool
navy irish linen
navy loro piana window pane (+ caine jacket)
grape herringbone
slate guncheck
grey wool/cashmere
grey super 120s (+ weller jacket)
cramerton cloth
brown houndstooth

epaulet really is an addiction. wore the navy irish linen walts today. tomorrow i think i'm gonna wear caramel rivets. i'm usually wearing at least one epaulet item everyday. biggrin.gif
post #12596 of 33553
Haha I see you're in the same area I'm in (Saratoga is where I'm at). That's an excellent collection - where do you get yours hemmed? I'm thinking of picking up some rivets but... not sure. Thoughts on those?
post #12597 of 33553
You, guys seems don't appreciate much service chino line. It seems there isn't any picture of you wearing them. did you try them and find they don't fit or you don't like the side pocket .
What do you think about them?
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I don't really like the side pocket myself. Not sure if you could have them removed by a tailor.

post #12599 of 33553
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Originally Posted by Omar1223 View Post

NYR, what shoes in the second pic?

RL by C&J.
post #12600 of 33553
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Originally Posted by Epaulet View Post

I'm heading to your home state of MA tomorrow to visit Southwick and Alden, so I'll be out of commission on Styleforum for a bit.

 

Thirty-six minutes from my house—with traffic.

 

Alden Route

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