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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post


I had to return a couple officer chinos due to this - couldn't get the fat metal button through any, but one, of the holes. Otherwise, great pants. baldy[1].gif

 

I wouldn't return them. The button will eventually loosen up. It's a good sign actually—makes it more unlikely the buttons will fall off.

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Originally Posted by koidragon View Post

Picked up the rigid clyde trousers recently. Quick questions for those of you that have them, Do you guys usually soak them in cold water first or just wear as is and let natural wear soften them up?
Secondly, I had to use sorcery in order to get the top button to close , anybody else have this issue? I guess it will get better with use , but in the meantime I will look like a fool at the urinal.

The fit on these is great FYI, Love the darker brown color, much better in person than the website.

 

My experience has taught me to treat rigid chinos as if they were selvedge jeans. I don't wash them. I ruined a pair of nice heavy officer chinos by soaking them in cold water AFTER I had them hemmed. The inseam shrunk by two inches and render them unwearable.

 

It's a different situation with the lighter weight slim chinos. I've found you can wash them in cold water without any shrinkage. However, buttons are problem. They tend to unravel and fall off. 

 

And don't worry about the top button! They will loosen up over time.

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Originally Posted by aquila49 View Post
 

 

My experience has taught me to treat rigid chinos as if they were selvedge jeans. I don't wash them. I ruined a pair of nice heavy officer chinos by soaking them in cold water AFTER I had them hemmed. The inseam shrunk by two inches and render them unwearable.

 

It's a different situation with the lighter weight slim chinos. I've found you can wash them in cold water without any shrinkage. However, buttons are problem. They tend to unravel and fall off. 

 

And don't worry about the top button! They will loosen up over time.


Just as a quick FYI...I asked what others did to wash their rigid chinos and dry cleaned them per the advice on this board.  Just wanted to give the feedback that this looks like a great way to clean them if you do not want any shrinkage, discoloration, or other unwanted effects from washing.  I've dry cleaned three pairs now a couple times and they all came out great.


Edited by Cooly - 1/2/16 at 11:08am
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Originally Posted by aquila49 View Post

I wouldn't return them. The button will eventually loosen up. It's a good sign actually—makes it more unlikely the buttons will fall off.

Thanks - might give it a try - if my fingers hold up.
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Thanks - might give it a try - if my fingers hold up.

Keep it going, the tighter they feel now the better they will fit and will potentially avoid the "diaper butt" look in the future
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OK, thanks. Just ordered a different color and will work on it.
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Buffalo chambray western shirt arrived today. Piece is great but idiots at the shipping center didn't even bother to tape up the box. I'm lucky as hell nobody stole the shirt.

Thinking the best tactic may to be just order stuff from stores vice the website. Better prices, SA gifts, etc.
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Buffalo chambray western shirt arrived today. Piece is great but idiots at the shipping center didn't even bother to tape up the box. I'm lucky as hell nobody stole the shirt.

Thinking the best tactic may to be just order stuff from stores vice the website. Better prices, SA gifts, etc.

Yeah, my herringbone suit was in an untaped box and it was raining on the day of delivery. Luckily the thick paper inside the box and the plastic around the hanger saved it but it could have just as easily gone wrong.
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Originally Posted by Wildling View Post


Agreed! Those Carhatt brown pants you convinced me to buy were sort of on my radar. But I get so hesitant to buy anything off the website without seeing another picture first, or at least a description from someone (we all know how misleading the actual color of a RRL piece is displayed on the website). Once I heard your description of them, I called my SA and grabbed me a pair smile.gif

Here's something else that confuses me. I've asked  SA's about a buckleback pant I saw off of instagram. But they all tell me the color of this pant is grey. But this pic off instagram at least to me is brown. Am I coolorblind? Or did this guy overexpose the picture? Anyone familiar with this pants?

 

It does look brown in the pic, but being that you found the picture on instagram, the colors are probably over saturated via one or more filters. 

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Yesterday's Outfit

-RRL Indigo-Dyed Denim Workshirt

-RRL Southwestern Belt

-RRL East-West Slim-Narrows

-RRL Cliftons

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Originally Posted by koidragon View Post

Has anyone seen or own the Dillon Jacket and can share their impressions?

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=67070216&parentPage=family


I saw this in the store.  It actually looked to me exactly as pictured.  I didn't try it on as it's not really my cup of tea, but if you want guidance as if it looks as it appears online...it did to me.

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@Cooly: Nice outfit. RRL grand slam there! How you digging the fit of the slim narrows? I won't go any slimmer than slim fit. Any slimmer and the smaller leg opening won't work with work boots in my opinion (i.e. Alden Indys or Redwing Iron Rangers).
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Originally Posted by gumercindo View Post

Aha, thanks. Which rigid pair are you referring to? The full price one?

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11750062


The Rigid Wash I purchased are these:http://www.ralphlauren.co.uk/product/index.jsp?productId=42050161

They are Indigo Dyed Slim Narrows that were originally $400.

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Originally Posted by walds11 View Post

@Cooly: Nice outfit. RRL grand slam there! How you digging the fit of the slim narrows? I won't go any slimmer than slim fit. Any slimmer and the smaller leg opening won't work with work boots in my opinion (i.e. Alden Indys or Redwing Iron Rangers).


Thanks...Re: the slim-narrow's are great for boots (I'm wearing the clintons in the photo - which are a fairly sizable boot)....they are actually good for accentuating any kind of footwear, but I think they are good especially for boots (the tag on them actually says this :) - to highlight this fact when this model first came out).  One of  the items you have to think about with the slim- narrows is your calf size.  I have slim legs so they work great for me....

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Are there other shops in LA along similar lines to RRL, Tradesman, Self Edge, and Mr. Freedom? Are there any shops that carry The Real McCoy stuff? Or Velva Sheen?
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