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post #2596 of 27172
Just joined to add to this, but the Michigan Ave. store in Downtown Chicago, iL, has an RRL shop. Every time I visit its always been there with a very good collection!
post #2597 of 27172
something interesting that I'd like to share. If anyone who subscribes or bought the March GQ will probably find a pair of RRL Slim Fit shown in the magazine. However, if you go on to GQ's website you'll only find the same article but not the RRL pics.

I wonder if RRL once again intentionally asked GQ not to put pics on their website for possible abuse by others.
post #2598 of 27172
why do you guys dislike pre-distressing?

imo if it looks good then it should be worn. i don't have any high ideals about clothes.
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post #2600 of 27172
I just posted some RRL officer chino's in the same size, check my sig. I saw some in my size on eBay but after shipping they end up being $5 less than retail...
post #2601 of 27172
RRL does a pretty good repro of the the 1950s era US combat pant, possibly Korean-war era. Liking and then disliking (the sizing of) the officer's chino, I started looking at alternatives, not just officer's chinos, but non-denim pants in general. This particular military pant is pretty hard to come by, and therefore pretty sought after. 13 star metal buttons are in homage to the 13-colonies I believe, flap back pockets, waist cinches and those (I don't know the name) rectangular seamed front pockets. I like it. Indian Summer Vintage's pics I especially like.

RRL repro:




Originals from Indian Summer Vintage:




Original from Art of Vintage Leather Jackets:


post #2602 of 27172
Very nice. I like.
post #2603 of 27172
Yeah, I'm a fan of their military repro pants as well, usually 1 or 2 good ones per season. If I remember correctly, they may have done those same pair in a blue herringbone twill as part of American Graffiti. I don't think many people bought them, so they could show up on eBay soon as there are AG stuff showing up now.

There are two WWII paratrooper cargos as part of the current Grand Canyon collection: a green bedford twill, and then a brownish/red pair.
post #2604 of 27172
Those are clean...
post #2605 of 27172
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Originally Posted by somatoform View Post
RRL does a pretty good repro of the the 1950s era US combat pant, possibly Korean-war era. Liking and then disliking (the sizing of) the officer's chino, I started looking at alternatives, not just officer's chinos, but non-denim pants in general. This particular military pant is pretty hard to come by, and therefore pretty sought after. 13 star metal buttons are in homage to the 13-colonies I believe, flap back pockets, waist cinches and those (I don't know the name) rectangular seamed front pockets. I like it. Indian Summer Vintage's pics I especially like.

RRL repro:


Any idea on the fit of these? It looks to me like they may be fairly loose fit. It is very much like the type of pants I am looking for right now, except I want something relatively slim fitting.
post #2606 of 27172
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Originally Posted by el duderino View Post
If I remember correctly, they may have done those same pair in a blue herringbone twill as part of American Graffiti.

These sound nice, I'd personally prefer a blue over an olive drab.

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Originally Posted by iotan View Post
Any idea on the fit of these? It looks to me like they may be fairly loose fit. It is very much like the type of pants I am looking for right now, except I want something relatively slim fitting.

Probably loose. Here's the measurements from the ebay listing I got the pics from:

W32/L34: WAIST ACROSS 16'', INSEAM 32'', FRONT RISE 11'', LEG OPENING 9 1/4".

W36/L32: WAIST ACROSS 18 1/2'', INSEAM 31'', FRONT RISE 12'', LEG OPENING 10 1/4"

I'm no where near a 32 so I don't know if that's considered loose, regular, or slim, but I do know 36 and it's a bit of a toss up: the waist is loosish but not typical RRL 2 sizes bigger loose, the rise is not chracteristic of loose since rises on pant styles like these can up to like 15". By military style pant standards a 12" rise is pretty slim, but the leg opening is loose, and so I'm assuming that the thighs are to. Basically, it's a fashion forward repro.




As I was saying before about being somewhat dissappointed with how RRL has sized the Officer's chino (you have to be built like an upside down pyramid to fit into a 36 on those) I think I might get a pair of these just for the hell (not RRL): At The Front US Army Khaki WWII trousers, shrink-to-fit (kinda), made in the US, probably built to last, accurate repro, $50:



post #2607 of 27172
^^

Regarding the fit of pants like those fatigues posted, RRL basically has two cuts in their non-denim pants: officer chino and regulation cut. Those pair have a regulation cut which is the loosest fitting (from the thigh down) and definitely not what most people here would probably wear without trying on.

They aren't as full a cut as say the EG workaday fatigues, but they have a wide hem opening. So on a RRL 30 which is really a 32" waist, the hem opening is usually 8.5-9". The seat is still somewhat fitted and not super baggy, but obviously not for everyone.
post #2608 of 27172
^^

Thank you both. That is largely what I expected.

I have tried both regulation and officer RRL items. The regulation is definitely much looser than I would like, while the officer is pretty good or maybe even a bit slimmer than I prefer.

I saw the ebay listing and the 32s may well fit me except for the looseness. For those more experienced with getting stuff tailored, do you think a skilled tailor could slim down the thighs and legs to something closer to the officer chino cut (without making the legs seem disproportionate from the top block)?
post #2609 of 27172
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Originally Posted by Left Eye View Post
Anyone here from SF Bay Area been to RL on Fillmore recently? Do you guys recall what kind of RRL denim was in stock? I won't be able to go until the weekend.

The brown they have at Fillmore is amazing. It's straight leg, though, which is a bummer (for my tastes, anyway), but the color is fantastic.
post #2610 of 27172
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Originally Posted by tv2177 View Post
something interesting that I'd like to share. If anyone who subscribes or bought the March GQ will probably find a pair of RRL Slim Fit shown in the magazine. However, if you go on to GQ's website you'll only find the same article but not the RRL pics.

I wonder if RRL once again intentionally asked GQ not to put pics on their website for possible abuse by others.

I noticed this as well, very interesting.

I was in Vegas this week and the guy at Barney's told me that all of the RL outlets get RRL at crazy discounts during the summer months. Anyone know anything about this?
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