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post #11866 of 20956
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

I have 33 in low straights, took 32 in the pair I picked up today. Thighs as tight as can be but I'm fat right now, measures about 11.75 BiG style. Deadstock indigo boss chinos are sized exactly the same, they are made in China though unfortunately. Can't believe I spent $440 on two pairs of Chinese made pants. Made well but still
Also Ari Gold do you have the twill non selvage ones from this fall? Color looks like those vs the actual officer chinos

Hey Stevent, Mine are definitely the Twill Officer Chinos and are redline selvage. Part of the reason they look a bit darker is because I am indoors. If i get some outdoors pics it'll probably show it better. The website makes it look lighter than they really are though!
post #11867 of 20956
So what has everybody copped so far?
Still trying to figure out what I want.
post #11868 of 20956
should i cop the freakin peacoat from $1200 down to $900?!?!
post #11869 of 20956
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Originally Posted by edubs01 View Post

So what has everybody copped so far?
Still trying to figure out what I want.
Deadstock boss chino:

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13088147

and officers chinos.


And got a 90s RRL pair NWT from eBay, leg opening is like 11 inches maybe on a size 34 x 30. Probably should have asked for measurements
post #11870 of 20956
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

should i cop the freakin peacoat from $1200 down to $900?!?!


No. Get to know someone in the navy or Marine corp. Buying someone a beer to say thank you for their service isn't a bad way to start. Then go on base with the person and purchase a real one. My dad's a retired Marine corp officer, and we picked one up for me when I was in high school. Every winter it's one of my favorite things. Just my 2 cents. (you'll also save a few hundred bucks...)

post #11871 of 20956
cheers bro. but do you find that the fits of the real military ones are versatile enough and fashionable enough for the world of the civilian? I am jus a regular ol' Mr. Porter knt..
post #11872 of 20956
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Originally Posted by dusttruffle View Post

interested in the rigid officer.  AFAIK for a 12" thigh you need to go 33" or 34" waist otherwise you are risking them being to tight.

what i am interested in is the inseam.

how large are the 'natural' hem seam turn up? they look a little over an inch?
how much does the inseam shrink, and how much does in measure to start with.
i tend to like a 30" (perhaps a fraction less) inseam.  if the 32" inseam is actually 31.5" then i really need to go with the 34",
but ..... how does the material deal with a 3 or 4 times cuff? i looks like it might be ok, and not too chunky like a heavy denim can be.

if any of the recent purchasers of the current rigid officer chino bought any of the following sizes, it would be great to get blueingreen method measurements for waist, thigh knee, inseam & hem
the sizes i am interested in are 32W - 33W - 34W in both 32" and 34" inseam.  i would tend to sway towards 33W.34L

i have a pair of 32 x 32 in my B&S if you want to compare measurements.
post #11873 of 20956
If I'm spending $500 on a peacoat, I'm going to get a semi-MTM one from ToJ. If I'm going to be spending $1k+, I'm going to get a designer "fashunz" iteration. RRL's design/materials don't seem to be particularly inspired...
post #11874 of 20956
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Originally Posted by deez nuts View Post

i have a pair of 32 x 32 in my B&S if you want to compare measurements.

damn how did I miss that. Would prefer the 10.5 oz and 32 x 32 is perfect frown.gif
post #11875 of 20956
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

If I'm spending $500 on a peacoat, I'm going to get a semi-MTM one from ToJ. If I'm going to be spending $1k+, I'm going to get a designer "fashunz" iteration. RRL's design/materials don't seem to be particularly inspired...

was considering the TOJ coz it has sicknt leather trims on the collar and pockets etc... although I haven't been too convinced of the fits I've seen, nor been able to experience or understand the quality of the melton wool that they use. I haven't touch the RRL ones either, but their free return policy does mitigate the risks.

(don't get me wrong i love TOJ, you have an awesome TOJ leather with Ryan leslie, and i just ordered a navy calf DR, but i feel that TOJ's specialty is their leather)
post #11876 of 20956
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

cheers bro. but do you find that the fits of the real military ones are versatile enough and fashionable enough for the world of the civilian? I am jus a regular ol' Mr. Porter knt..

If you're close to a surplus store I suggest you try one on. Military issue/grade are pretty amazing. The weight alone of a military grade peacoat is unbelievable. It's obviously based around function first than fashion, but I find them to be cut perfect, not necessarily baggy but not ultra slim either. Wool is definitely much 'itchier' though.

At the end of the day though, you have to ask yourself if you'll truly be happy with or w/o the designer tag.
post #11877 of 20956

ari gold and deez nuts.

 

thanks for the measurements help.   much appreciated. dont think there is anyway around going larger on waist to get the thigh fit - then visiting the tailor

post #11878 of 20956
Hi Gents,

Need your advice,

My true waist size is 32 and I've tried Officer Field chinos in size 30 and the fit is spot on. Will these stretch a bit or shrink?


Also, for the Low Straight Rigid jeans, will size 31 work?

Thanks
post #11879 of 20956
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Originally Posted by non boring View Post

If you're close to a surplus store I suggest you try one on. Military issue/grade are pretty amazing. The weight alone of a military grade peacoat is unbelievable. It's obviously based around function first than fashion, but I find them to be cut perfect, not necessarily baggy but not ultra slim either. Wool is definitely much 'itchier' though.
At the end of the day though, you have to ask yourself if you'll truly be happy with or w/o the designer tag.

Maybe I'm too picky. When I left the military, I threw away all of my "military grade" clothing. Terrible materials and absolutely no details etc. Maybe other country's military have better quality stuff as I can only speak for the US military.
post #11880 of 20956
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

cheers bro. but do you find that the fits of the real military ones are versatile enough and fashionable enough for the world of the civilian? I am jus a regular ol' Mr. Porter knt..


Yes, I think mine works great. It's not too long or short. It garners compliments all the time. There's plenty of room to wear layers underneath, and leaving it unbuttoned lets it either drape freely or gives you the option to pull the silhouette snug and slim on the sides with your hands in the pockets. The itchy wool definitely breaks in and becomes soft, comfortable, and only very rarely itchy. My one caveat is that I usually wear a scarf with it to avoid it rubbing hard on the back of my neck, since I usually have to have that roll removed from the upper back on suit jackets. Probably bought mine in 2000 or so and have reasonable expectations, barring fire or flood (knock on wood), that the coat will last another couple of decades at least. Again, it's just my two cents. The other posters are right that there may be more or different things offered by a few of the top quality fashion house options, but my Navy peacoat is irreplaceable for me.

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