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
- ٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭ Last post on Today at 6:18 pm in Classic Menswear
- What SF approved item is your vote for the biggest waste of money ? Last post on 10/13/11 at 1:57pm in Classic Menswear
- Who's the SF-approved guy in my salsa class? Last post on 8/8/11 at 4:14am in Classic Menswear
- The Trend Back to Wide Legs and Flares? Last post on 3/28/11 at 12:34pm in Streetwear and Denim
- sz 30 denims + ToJ varsity & moto Last post on 4/17/11 at 12:42pm in FS: Streetwear & Denim (Archive)
How Should I Start My Business Wardrobe?
Last edited: 5/16/13
- Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Jeans & Trousers)Last edited: 12/11/12
- Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Cardigans)Last edited: 12/11/12
- Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Footwear)Last edited: 12/11/12
- Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Outerwear)Last edited: 1/9/13
- Andrew Lock
- ASPECD Apparel
- Awl & Sundry
- The Armoury
- Bespoke England
- Blacksmith Labs
- Blue Owl
- Carson Street Clothiers
- Conrad Wu
- David Reeves Bespoke
- Drinkwater's Cambridge
- Elite Suits
- Equus Leather
- Exquisite Trimmings
- A Fine Pair of Shoes
- Foster & Son
- Franco Ercole Bespoke
- Gentlemen's Footwear
- Gentry NYC
- Gordon Yao, Hong Kong
- Gramercy York
- The Hanger Project
- Henry Carter Neckwear
- Howard Yount
- Kent Wang
- Luxire Custom Clothing
- M Andrews Sartorial Luxury Collection
- Meermin Mallorca
- Moda Republic
- Modern Tailor
- Need Supply Co.
- Neo Nouveau
- Nice Laundry
- No Man Walks Alone
- Portland Dry Goods
- Proper Cloth
- Roden Gray
- Self Edge
- Spier & Mackay
- Standard & Strange
- Temple of jawnz
- Thurston Bros.
- Uncle Otis
- United Stock Dry Goods
- Vastrm Fashion
- Virtual Clotheshorse
- Wrong Weather
- Yellow Hook Necktie
Epaulet shop - Official Affiliate thread - Page 1567post #23491 of 316409/10/13 at 4:52pm
Styles mentioned in this thread:post #23492 of 316409/10/13 at 5:05pmpost #23493 of 316409/10/13 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 316409/10/13 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 316409/10/13 at 8:36pmpost #23496 of 316409/10/13 at 8:57pmpost #23497 of 316409/10/13 at 9:39pmpost #23498 of 316409/11/13 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 316409/11/13 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 316409/11/13 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 316409/11/13 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 316409/11/13 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 316409/11/13 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 316409/11/13 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's Winter Getaway (Jeans & Trousers)
- › Art 3 minutes ago
- › Australian Members 4 minutes ago
- › LuxeSwap - Official Affiliate Thread 6 minutes ago
- › Recent purchases - Part II 8 minutes ago
- › Recent non-Sartorialist Looks 12 minutes ago
- › Random health and exercise thoughts 25 minutes ago
- › Hong Kong Shirt Makers 26 minutes ago
- › Tom Ford mens skin care line 26 minutes ago
- › help 29 minutes ago
- › What shoes for walking around town? 34 minutes ago
- › Neil Barrett - LEATHER TROUSERS by newway
- › Mandarina Duck City Messenger by josh89
- › Quoddy True Penny Loafer by ppith
- › Timberland Men's Authentics 3-Eye Classic Lug Boat Shoe by Basil Ecurie
- › Aero Leather Cafe' Racer by CafeRacer99
- › Alden Ravello Shell Long Wing Blucher by ppith
- › Sterlingwear Navigator Peacoat by ppith
- › Campbell Cooper Waxed Cotton Motorcycle Jacket by njhunt
- › J. Crew Rugged Classic Boots by Red Wing by _cameosis_
- › Loake Strand by wurger
- › The Tyre-Kicker's Diary: Watch Boutiques...
- › Choosing Men's Designer Suits
- › San Francisco Shopping Map
- › Styleforum Product Reviewer Questionnaire and...
- › Styleforum Product Reviewer Terms of...
- › Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Start your...
- › Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Extras)
- › Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Jeans &...
- › Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Cardigans)
- › Styleforum's Winter Getaway (Pullovers)