to some degree the seat is affected, even if only very marginally. since it's a precut piece of cloth, if you only took in the waist without somewhat adjusting the seat it would just bunch at the waistband seam.
Recent Images In This Thread
- brandCarminatagged by LA Guy, 10/7/13
- itemCarmina Double Monk Inca Lasttagged by LA Guy, 10/7/13
- itemCarmina for Epaulet Grey Suede Steinbeck Boottagged by LA Guy, 10/7/13
- topicClothingtagged by SYSTEM, 7/20/11
- categoryDenimtagged by SYSTEM, 7/20/11
- brandEpaulettagged by LA Guy, 5/1/13
- categoryJeanstagged by SYSTEM, 5/25/12
- itemL.b.m. 1911 Blazertagged by LA Guy, 10/7/13
- categoryPants Shortstagged by LA Guy, 5/2/13
- topicShell Cordovantagged by LA Guy, 10/7/13More
- categoryShirtstagged by SYSTEM, 7/20/11
- topicSponsorstagged by LA Guy, 10/15/13
- categoryTiestagged by SYSTEM, 7/20/11
- topicVasstagged by LA Guy, 10/7/13
Related Forum Threads
- HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part IV (starting May 2014) Last post on Today at 2:48 am in Classic Menswear
- Pediwear Shoes - Official Thread Last post on 9/28/15 at 8:43am in Classic Menswear
- *** Styleforum New York Trunk Show and Pop-up Shop, Nov 7-8 *** Last post on 9/21/15 at 9:51am in Classic Menswear
- ٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ Last post on Yesterday at 10:31 pm in Classic Menswear
- What SF approved item is your vote for the biggest waste of money ? Last post on 8/25/15 at 1:51pm in Classic Menswear
What I Learned from Slim Denim
Last edited: 12/21/14
- How Should I Start My Business Wardrobe?Last edited: 5/16/13
- The Styleforum Brief: July, 2015Last edited: 7/12/15
- Carmina Shoes Presents: Five Shoes for Five WeddingsLast edited: 7/12/15
- Tokyo Diaries, Day 2: Quick Photo Dump!Last edited: 6/22/15
- Andrew Lock
- The Armoury
- Buttons 'n' Threads
- David Fin
- David Reeves Bespoke
- Drinkwater's Cambridge
- Equus Leather
- Exquisite Trimmings
- Falcon Garments
- A Fine Pair of Shoes
- Gentlemen's Footwear
- Gordon Yao, Hong Kong
- The Hanger Project
- Henry Carter Neckwear
- H.N. White
- Howard Yount
- John Elliott + Co
- Kent Wang
- Khaki's of Carmel
- Luxire Custom Clothing
- M Classic 101
- Meermin Mallorca
- Need Supply Co.
- No Man Walks Alone
- Oak Room
- Paul Evans
- Percy Ivor
- Portland Dry Goods
- Proper Cloth
- Ring Jacket
- S.E.H Kelly
- Self Edge
- Spier & Mackay
- Suspension Point
- Taylor Stitch
- Temple of jawnz
- Uncle Otis
- Virtual Clotheshorse
- Wrong Weather
- Wurkin Stiffs
- Yellow Hook Necktie
- Zampa Di Gallina
Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread - Page 1567post #23491 of 469859/10/13 at 4:52pm
Styleforum Top Pickspost #23492 of 469859/10/13 at 5:05pmpost #23493 of 469859/10/13 at 6:58pmQuote:
Late to this conversation but my experience also is that tweeds breathe slightly more easily than flannels. Mike's advice to start out with the Oxford Grey Flannels is excellent. Ultimately you may prefer the feel or look of one fabric over another. The one thing flannel has going for it is that you can pick it up in a variety of different weights very readily. A lightweight flannel trouser is really the bees knees for fall and early spring. That being said, tweed is probably my single favorite fabric, so I own several tweed trousers as well. They're both worth owning.Quote:
It really depends on your body type, but your tailor should take the seat in if you need to -- which s/he should be able to judge. If your tailor doesn't automatically mark the seat with his chalk, then ask him to do so if you want the seat tightened up. (It's tougher to let the seat out again, though, than it is to let out the waist.)post #23494 of 469859/10/13 at 8:28pmQuote:Originally Posted by Epaulet
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 .
Oxford Grey or the Navy Flannel. I've narrowed my choices. What is your reasoning of the Oxford Grey over the Navy flannel?post #23495 of 469859/10/13 at 8:36pmpost #23496 of 469859/10/13 at 8:57pmpost #23497 of 469859/10/13 at 9:39pmpost #23498 of 469859/11/13 at 4:19amQuote:
i'd say because the oxford gray is a true gray. almost exactly what a flannel trouser should look like when you think of a flannel trouser. the navy is a marl, not a solid traditional navy, so a bit (like, extremely marginally) more difficult to match.post #23499 of 469859/11/13 at 5:39amI think the navy marl is actually easier to match than a standard solid navy pant, just because the solid color has a better chance of being mistaken for orphaned suit trousers. The navy marl has a really interesting texture that makes it a great odd trouser. Having said that, I agree the oxford grey flannel is probably the perfect first choice for a F/W dress trouser.post #23500 of 469859/11/13 at 6:47amQuote:Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse
I think the navy marl is actually easier to match than a standard solid navy pant, just because the solid color has a better chance of being mistaken for orphaned suit trousers. The navy marl has a really interesting texture that makes it a great odd trouser. Having said that, I agree the oxford grey flannel is probably the perfect first choice for a F/W dress trouser.
If I'm buying flannel, my first choice is gray because flannel looks best in gray. If I'm buying worsted wool or otherwise, navy is my first choice, then gray.post #23501 of 469859/11/13 at 8:11amQuote:Originally Posted by applky
It really depends on your body type, but your tailor should take the seat in if you need to -- which s/he should be able to judge. If your tailor doesn't automatically mark the seat with his chalk, then ask him to do so if you want the seat tightened up. (It's tougher to let the seat out again, though, than it is to let out the waist.)
Your tailor will or should mark the seat, or will automatically taper it in.
It disagree, though, that the seat is more difficult than the waist. You can let out a seat slightly without touching the waist, but cannot let the waist out without doing a bit of work to undo the waistband. I say this with experience as I do my own alterations.
That being said, if you take in the waist/seat, then let it out after wearing, you may see marks/fading/wear on the fabric that isn't there on the part that was just let out again.post #23502 of 469859/11/13 at 8:53amQuote:
Does that mean the oxford grey flannel trousers will pair nicely with my Red Wing Beckman Black Cherry boots?
Also can I special order the Rudy Trousers to pick up instore? I don't live in the US but I'll be coming down this Christmas. Epaulet is sure to be my first stop!post #23503 of 469859/11/13 at 11:21am
X-post from the Carmina MTO Thread
I wanted to show you guys the Hatchgrain belt sample we just received.
It came out BEAUTIFULLY and is a nice option we can offer those of you who ordered one of the makeups! If you didn't, don't worry, this is an open call. Read below for more info:
Here's the details
- We only have enough leather to cut about 12 units and it's going to be another 2-3 months before we can get more of the leather. Since we only have a small quantity, the belts will be cut to order.
- The belts will be made to our standard shape. 32MM or about 1.25" wide. They'll fit nicely in just about any pair of pants you own. You have the choice of a brass or silver buckle.- This is the same leather that was sent to Carmina, but they may be a bit lighter than the resulting boots. Carmina typically finishes every shoe with several coats polish, so they end up darker than the original skin. The belts will not be polished. So they may not be exact, but they'll be very close.- We can make any size from 30 to 44 (waist size 28 to 42).- Belts will be $95 and the lead time is 4 to 6 weeks.If this is interested to you guys, feel free to drop me a PM.
Edited by leftofthedial - 9/11/13 at 11:57ampost #23504 of 469859/11/13 at 11:30amI bought a pair of rivet chinos a couple weeks ago that are great. My only problem is that they're a little tight, and since they haven't stretched much, I'm wondering what my options are. Would a good tailor be able to make a little more room in the waist / hips, or am I stuck trying to stretch them out?
Photo attached, although it's not great! Thank you.
- Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread
Styleforum Top Picks
- How Should I Start My Business Wardrobe?
- › ***The official Alden thread *** 1 minute ago
- › Enzo Bonafe Handmade Shoes. 3 minutes ago
- › Building business wardrobe: Pants 4 minutes ago
- › Noodles' Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) 7 minutes ago
- › LuxeSwap - Official Affiliate Thread 7 minutes ago
- › SW&D Leather Jacket Challenge: September 15 - October 6 2015 13 minutes ago
- › Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)? 18 minutes ago
- › Mod to Suedehead 19 minutes ago
- › John Elliott + Co - official affiliate thread 22 minutes ago
- › Styleforum and A&H present "The Proper Kit" Trunk show in NYC, Nov... 22 minutes ago
- › Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro Auto by Mrvaerk
- › Human Scales Braided Dark Brown Belt by Mrvaerk
- › Human Scales Carlos Red Stripe Sweater by Mrvaerk
- › Carmina for Epaulet Grey Suede Steinbeck Boot by Patek
- › Human Scales Denny Suede Double Monkstraps by Mrvaerk
- › Brathwait - The classic slim wrist watch by Mrvaerk
- › Ps Paul Smith Laced shoes by yucaseca
- › Tom Ford FT5237 Eyeglasses Color 098 by Mrvaerk
- › Irish Setter Men's 838 Wingshooter 6" Waterproof Lace-up... by seanhorween
- › Borsa Long sleeve shirt by techstyles
- › Deals of the Week: October 5th, 2015
- › In Passing: Style on the Streets of Hong Kong
- › Deals of the Week, September 21, 2015
- › The Buyer's Guide to Fall Jackets
- › Why Flight Jackets Make the Best Autumn...
- › Shirt Jackets: A Study in Indecision
- › Autumn Fabrics: Tweed
- › Announcing the winner of the Kent Wang...
- › Styleforum Visits Viberg Boot Company
- › Mohair: A Little-Known Hot-Weather Cloth