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Originally Posted by oboy_oboy View Post

Those aren't really that long, but it's more about preference. You can have them hit right at the shoe for no break, but if you plan to wear them w/ various shoes keep in mind that effect how they look. Shorter w/ less break is a little more contemporary, a little more break is more traditional. Sort of depends on your own style.

Agreed, I think they look good but it is about preference. Something about the tweed says to me that a little break is good. They are cold weather pants after all, so I'd want them covering my socks and breaking a bit.
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Hi all:

I went to the Orchard store back in December and purchased a pair of rivet chinos -khaki (I believe "leftofdial" was the guy in the shop). Top notch pair of khakis - by far the best pair of khakis I've ever owned!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Now that I want to buy more, I'm wondering what you all would recommend for my next workhorse pair. Canvas Navy or Canvas Gunmetal. I believe someone in the store said that the gunmetal one was the best selling rivet chino. Seems versatile, but I already have "charcoal gray" slacks, but not gray khaki. How close to "charcoal gray" are these pants?

Lastly, the 33 waist rivet chino canvas fits me perfectly. What would that translate into the Walt Slim (wool/linen/cotton)?

TIA!
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Originally Posted by oboy_oboy View Post

Those aren't really that long, but it's more about preference. You can have them hit right at the shoe for no break, but if you plan to wear them w/ various shoes keep in mind that effect how they look. Shorter w/ less break is a little more contemporary, a little more break is more traditional. Sort of depends on your own style.

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Originally Posted by oisin View Post

Agreed, I think they look good but it is about preference. Something about the tweed says to me that a little break is good. They are cold weather pants after all, so I'd want them covering my socks and breaking a bit.

I like a half to single break myself (slightly more on jeans), but the crease on his left leg looks sloppy to me. To each his own.
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Originally Posted by gumercindo View Post

Hi all:

I went to the Orchard store back in December and purchased a pair of rivet chinos -khaki (I believe "leftofdial" was the guy in the shop). Top notch pair of khakis - by far the best pair of khakis I've ever owned!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Now that I want to buy more, I'm wondering what you all would recommend for my next workhorse pair. Canvas Navy or Canvas Gunmetal. I believe someone in the store said that the gunmetal one was the best selling rivet chino. Seems versatile, but I already have "charcoal gray" slacks, but not gray khaki. How close to "charcoal gray" are these pants?

Lastly, the 33 waist rivet chino canvas fits me perfectly. What would that translate into the Walt Slim (wool/linen/cotton)?

TIA!

only you can decide. i think gunmetals are nice tho. I have one pair of navy cotton walts but find navy less versatile. Here are some pics to help with color of the gunmetals. As for the Walts, probably 33 also, but possibly 32.



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Thanks, oisin. I am leaning towards the gunmetal for a workhorse type. I think the navy is more of a summer time/driver kind of pants.

I forgot to mention - the two guys on the Orchard Street shop - very professional and friendly. Big thumbs up to them.
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And for additional context, we should also consider that $25 in 1989 money is $45.59 in 2012 money, so they haven't just cut their retail prices by $5 or $10 but by a measure of about 2/3. That's pretty damn significant.

Yes, but I'm willing to bet in 1989 Penny's wasn't using 11 year olds in East Asia for their labor.

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Did you give her The Gas Face?

(No disrespect to your moms.)

I'm gonna scoop the best of the Brooklyn Queens...

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Haha!

3rd Bass-related jokes absolutely never get old for me. That group was the greatest. Pete Nice owns a baseball museum in Upstate New York these days. And don't get too jealous, but I'm the proud owner of an Mc Serch alarm clock:


3rd Base are the shit...I got my little girl singing Brooklyn Queens whenever it comes on the shuffle.

Yesterday's Carminas and Howlin' Scarf:

Today's (with Donegal Walts and Johnstone's Scarf)




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Purple Shetland Walt's and Alden Ravello

 

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I like a half to single break myself (slightly more on jeans), but the crease on his left leg looks sloppy to me. To each his own.

This is a fair point. It's a crappy pic (no offense) and he's also not standing up straight.
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

And for additional context, we should also consider that $25 in 1989 money is $45.59 in 2012 money, so they haven't just cut their retail prices by $5 or $10 but by a measure of about 2/3. That's pretty damn significant.

Yes, but I'm willing to bet in 1989 Penny's wasn't using 11 year olds in East Asia for their labor.

 

Well, right, exactly. That 2/3 price reduction is obviously coming from somewhere. I'm sure that's the largest reason why. Cheaping out on fabric maybe helps a little too, but that won't get you something that's 2/3 cheaper.

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Great pics, Oisin.

Funny how one changes preferences over time. I used to really like the low rise of the chinos, but now I have grown to love the clean silhouette the Walt gives. With that said, I have 3 pairs of cotton Walts en route! The Twill Walts are some if the more underrated items IMO.
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really like this whole ensemble. your tie?
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Great pics, Oisin.

Funny how one changes preferences over time. I used to really like the low rise of the chinos, but now I have grown to love the clean silhouette the Walt gives. With that said, I have 3 pairs of cotton Walts en route! The Twill Walts are some if the more underrated items IMO.

Thanks! I agree, though if you really want a really casual more rough look the chinos are still where it is at. But if you are talking casual as in more menswear casual then the twill Walts are awesome. I like the pair I have. I should probably order another.
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Yes, but I'm willing to bet in 1989 Penny's wasn't using 11 year olds in East Asia for their labor.
I'm gonna scoop the best of the Brooklyn Queens...
3rd Base are the shit...I got my little girl singing Brooklyn Queens whenever it comes on the shuffle.



Rob,
What a gorgeous overcoat. Where's the fabric from?
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damn rob you need to get some toe taps. toes lookin' like bows.
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"It's hard to think of anything else that got cheaper since 1989." < from Mike

 

Actually, I think pretty much everything is relatively cheaper nowadays.

I remember $500 TVs from the 70s.

People have just decided that all kinds of shit is now a necessity.

Fuel might be a little more than it used to be, but it's still maybe only 1/5 of it's real cost.

If we really embraced capitalism and eliminated all the subsidies for corporations (and stopped giving them the same rights as individuals for f**k's sake!) clothing and everything else would reflect the same kind of price levels that Epaulet charges.

 

I believe Epaulet's prices are fair, sometimes even cheap, and I live in Canada where everything costs 10-50% more than USA.

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