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I have a question concerning a pair of rivet chinos I just ordered: Does the amount of excess fabric included along the rear seam allow for letting out the seat enough to fix the tightness exhibited in the pictures below, or should I order the next size up?

 

I am hesitant to immediately size up because I think the thighs fit well on this pair. Is it possible to have the tailor thin the thigh opening? I have been searching the forums for alterations tapering from the crotch to the the knee and have not found much (I'm assuming this is much rarer than tapering from the knee to the leg opening.)

These are size 31 and are clearly too tight in the seat, as seen in the back and the front. Note how the fly does not lie flat, and there is significant puckering, as well as the pockets slightly flare out.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks


Edited by Rhodes112 - 3/20/13 at 4:00pm
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Originally Posted by digga View Post

Looking for a shirt sizing recommendation for the Epaulet house line and the Ashland shirts.

 

Brooks Brothers 15.5-33 extra slim fit oxfords fit me well once darts are installed (sized up 1/2 size from 15-33 normal size).  15 in Saks house brand fits me very well.  Banana Republic non-iron slim fit in small fits me well in the chest and shoulders and the gut is at the limit of how slim I can wear a shirt.

 

Thanks!

I wear a 16-33 BB ESF and dart it as well, and I wear a medium in Epaulet.  The sleeves are probably slightly longer on the Epaulet.  Also, my BB shirt shrunk a bit more in the wash (particularly the neck) than did my Epaulet shirt.  

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The girlfriend shirt in blue was such a hit with my wife that I had to snag the last one in white too. Such a shame that the women's stuff didn't fly but it's a much harder ask than mens. Menswear is almost a perfect fit (sic) for the internet - geekery, obsessive compulsive fussing over detail, love of quality and workmanship are all in abundance on this thread and it's a win win for Epaulet and us.

On the other hand the 'best' pieces my wife owns - Church's riding boots, Barbour jacket, Armour Lux and St James sweaters, Epaulet shirts etc were all bought by me. She loves it all but 90% of the stuff she owns I would consider to be of pretty rubbish quality, but I get that womenswear doesn't obsess like we do. Anyway I hope Adele gets another shot at it sometime in the future when the landscape changes a wee bit.
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Originally Posted by leftofthedial View Post

TROUSER ARMAGEDDON! 

We'll have a ton of new trousers going up this week, but here are a ton of restocks to hold you guys over:

Any chance of getting these set up for Rudy orders with the current batch? I would love to get a linen order in now so they'll be here by the time the weather gets warm.
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

I know the Ashland shirts use pre-washed fabric, right?

 

That's only Gitman Vintage. They wash and tumble dry each shirt after it's been cut, I believe. Ashland shirts are also made by Gitman, but the washing is left to you.

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Originally Posted by pronxs View Post

curious as to why gitman does not wash the fabrics before making them into shirts. saves us the headache of inconsistent sizings.

Well, the Ashlands are made in proper shrink-resistant dress shirtings and oxfords. Shrinkage is going to be minimal, but the collar fusable shortening a little bit is totally normal.

 

this must be what I was thinking of...

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Home sick with the wife AGAIN. I need this winter to end already. Some looks from this week:
Howlin' Scarf:

Ashland Shirt:

His and hers EP Shirting:
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^ Looking good NYR!

 

Would be great if the Epaulet MTO oxfords could be done in the dressier pinpoint cloth.

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Originally Posted by leftofthedial View Post

ALSO!


I know of few of you guys saw the MTO Oxford shirt that we put up. We have a few more tweaks to make before it goes live. But we'll have so much good stuff to go along with the concept! Stay tuned. Launching toward the end of the week.

I know details of this are still coming out, but if this project allows you to pick from fabric swatches/colors ala Factory Finds, (I especially want an orange oxford) my wallet is fucked!

If this is the case, I think i will just have to make Epaulet an authorized purchaser on my amex and be done with it!
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Pindots today:

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my special order shirts arrived today! thanks adele!

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Originally Posted by Rhodes112 View Post

I have a question concerning a pair of rivet chinos I just ordered: Does the amount of excess fabric included along the rear seam allow for letting out the seat enough to fix the tightness exhibited in the pictures below, or should I order the next size up?

I am hesitant to immediately size up because I think the thighs fit well on this pair. Is it possible to have the tailor thin the thigh opening? I have been searching the forums for alterations tapering from the crotch to the the knee and have not found much (I'm assuming this is much rarer than tapering from the knee to the leg opening.)


These are size 31 and are clearly too tight in the seat, as seen in the back and the front. Note how the fly does not lie flat, and there is significant puckering, as well as the pockets slightly flare out.

The path of least resistance is always to size up and take in the waist. It's hard to tell clearly from the pictures (full length would have been better), but I would wager that you would be better off with the extra quarter inch in the thigh too.
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agreed on sizing up one (at least, those pics make them seem uncomfortably tight). I know I kind of resisted that myself because Epaulet is the only brand I've had to size up in and it didn't "make sense" that I wouldn't be a 30, but after sizing up to 31, and letting them out another 1/2", the fit is spot-on. For reference I typically wear 29 in raw denim, 30 in J Crew and similar brands.

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I have also had to size up after trial and error.  I'm a 33/34 normally but find that the Epaulet 36 is the best fit for me.

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

I have also had to size up after trial and error.  I'm a 33/34 normally but find that the Epaulet 36 is the best fit for me.

Me too here.
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