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1.  Which are thicker / heavier - the tweed or flannel trousers? 

Minor point, but regardless of which is heavier in practice I've found that flannel often wears warmer because the wind cuts right through unlined tweed. Fully lined tweed would be, I'm sure, the warmest of all. Not a big deal but I thought I'd mention it because I was a bit surprised at the difference...

Mike, I feel as though you've answered this in the past, but I can't remember: are you planning on offering the polo shirts with long sleeves for the fall/winter?
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I had the same experience with my Nori's.
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Had to get my 32 Nori Walts let out an inch.  I was surprised because I generally have good luck with sizing Epaulet pants.  I have 32 in other Walts but these aren't as true to size.  FYI for the group.

Just got my caramel Ducks though, they fit great at 32 and are beautiful.
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Minor point, but regardless of which is heavier in practice I've found that flannel often wears warmer because the wind cuts right through unlined tweed. Fully lined tweed would be, I'm sure, the warmest of all. Not a big deal but I thought I'd mention it because I was a bit surprised at the difference...

 

I've never worn Flannel or Tweed dress pants, but want to avoid looking like I am wearing snow pants if that makes any sense.  Maybe it is just a little bit of the intimidation factor because I don't know what to expect.

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I find that some of the trouser fabrics do tend to fit tighter than others (especially in the thighs for me). I'm wearing a pair of grey herringbone windowpanes that I got from the first round of FF in size 33, and I didn't need any alterations. Then when I got the brown houndstooth trousers, I sized up to 34, so I had to get the waist taken in, but they were still tight through the top block so I had to get the thighs let out as well.
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I've never worn Flannel or Tweed dress pants, but want to avoid looking like I am wearing snow pants if that makes any sense.  Maybe it is just a little bit of the intimidation factor because I don't know what to expect.

You don't need to worry with either fabric. Well, I think there was a fully-lined Harris tweed trouser offered last year which must have felt a bit bulkier. But you definitely won't feel like you're wearing snow pants! Still, you might think about starting with flannel (a navy or grey is especially easy to wear), it's a little bit more formal and conventional if you're intimidated.
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Speaking of Nori's....

with Brixton's

 

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Speaking of Nori's....
with Brixton's
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Looking very sharp as usual DonL
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How does the fit compare between the Oxford Gray Flannel and the Duck Canvas Walts? I wear 28 in Duck and Linen. 29 in Rivet Duck.

Also, is there fabric available to to special order the flannels in 28?

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I find that some of the trouser fabrics do tend to fit tighter than others (especially in the thighs for me). I'm wearing a pair of grey herringbone windowpanes that I got from the first round of FF in size 33, and I didn't need any alterations. Then when I got the brown houndstooth trousers, I sized up to 34, so I had to get the waist taken in, but they were still tight through the top block so I had to get the thighs let out as well.

 

I ordered a size 38 Rudy Hopsack and a size 38 120s and the rear rise and thighs seemed to be significantly tighter on the 120s.  The explanation from Epaulet is that because they are hand cut there can be a 1/8th inch difference in measurements.  It feels a bit more than that, but perhaps once the 120s get more broken into they will loosen up.  I hope so anyways.

 

As for letting out the thighs, the tailor who I went to said that there wasn't much fabric to actually let out in the thigh and would have a greater chance of failing if he did.  He also said that the tiny stitch holes would be seen once its let out that tiny bit so he didn't recommend letting it out.

 

ETA: I can see why the tailor thought we couldn't let out the thigh.  We only quickly looked at the outside seam.  The inside seam has an inch of fabric available on the inside, whereas the outside seam has minimal fabric available. 


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Epaulet: do you plan on introducing light color linens/worsted for spring/summer? (ex- light pastel type colors)
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The waist, rise and thighs on my burgundy hopsack Walts are all true to my size of 32.  However, the Nori Walts are a full inch too small in the waist and I have to let them out that much.  They are fine in the rise and thighs.  Might just be a defect with the ones I got.

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When a tailor takes the waist in, is the seat/lower areas also taken in/modified to make it even, or is it purely just the waist being taken in?
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The waist, rise and thighs on my burgundy hopsack Walts are all true to my size of 32.  However, the Nori Walts are a full inch too small in the waist and I have to let them out that much.  They are fine in the rise and thighs.  Might just be a defect with the ones I got.

That's not right. There is sometimes up to a half-inch of variance on thing, but a full inch is over our tolerances. Drop us an email with your details and we'll credit you for the tailoring cost on that.
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Epaulet: do you plan on introducing light color linens/worsted for spring/summer? (ex- light pastel type colors)

Sure, we'll definitely do some lighter colors. I'm not sure about pastels, but we looked at some light cream and grey tones.
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How does the fit compare between the Oxford Gray Flannel and the Duck Canvas Walts? I wear 28 in Duck and Linen. 29 in Rivet Duck.
Also, is there fabric available to to special order the flannels in 28?

Definitely go for a 28 Walt in those - they'll fit very close to the Duck Canvas. And yes, we definitely have plenty of the fabric for a special order.
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I've never worn Flannel or Tweed dress pants, but want to avoid looking like I am wearing snow pants if that makes any sense.  Maybe it is just a little bit of the intimidation factor because I don't know what to expect.

Sure, we've sold many guys their first pair of Flannel and Tweed trousers. They're expensive, and not easy to find when you're just starting out.

I advise everyone to start with the Oxford Grey Flannels.

These are hands-down the most versatile Fall/Winter trousers that you can own. Comfortable, long-wearing, and they match nearly anything. Dress them up with a blazer or down with boots. They won't be too hot, and no worries about them looking like snow pants smile.gif.

If fact, I have many customers who don't own any dress trousers from me at all, and the only Walts that they buy are Fall/Winter flannels and tweeds. They're easy to wear and very practical on a cold day. You'll love them!
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Minor point, but regardless of which is heavier in practice I've found that flannel often wears warmer because the wind cuts right through unlined tweed. Fully lined tweed would be, I'm sure, the warmest of all. Not a big deal but I thought I'd mention it because I was a bit surprised at the difference...

Mike, I feel as though you've answered this in the past, but I can't remember: are you planning on offering the polo shirts with long sleeves for the fall/winter?

That's largely true, flannel trousers do tend to be warmer than tweed due to the thicker tweed. The lined Harris Tweed was in an insane would of its own. Between the thick tweed and the full liner, they were the warmest trousers that we've ever released. So much so that many guys (me included) would be uncomfortable wearing them indoors. Our regular tweed trousers are no problemo and very comfortable in a heated home, office, or school.

And yes, we've got new F/W polos en route as we speak! We should have them at our Santa Monica store next week.
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When a tailor takes the waist in, is the seat/lower areas also taken in/modified to make it even, or is it purely just the waist being taken in?

Any decent tailor should take in the seat as well, provided it needs to be taken in. Usually they will take in sort of a v-shape from the top of the waist down through the seat.
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