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post #98116 of 109053
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/20/swash/

Since steamers are too basic amirite?

of course they had to make a device that requires constant corollary purchases, way to go

stick to the jiffy
post #98117 of 109053
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Originally Posted by SuperBobo View Post

where can I get black linen shorts in a good quality? Its too warm in stockholm right now, cant handle it.

I know you said good quality but I like my pair from H&M. Cheap and fits really well. Their linen tees are also my favorite tees too.
post #98118 of 109053
^^ Thanks. Actually, I already have a pair from H&M which I were a lot, but I don't like the feel really..
post #98119 of 109053
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Originally Posted by diniro View Post

these people were high as shit

but they were right

re: the noragi, i like mine. fits kind of big, so the shoulders actually fit me right and I have a full range of motion for various physical activities; i can cook with it on and not worry about splatters cuz it's dark and washable, I can dry my hands on it--basically, i'm treating it like shit and it looks good. The denim is pretty soft, not jeanlike. The sleeves are really long so that I can...not sure yet, maybe i'll unroll them for fall-season bicycling. I guess the worst I can say is that internal construction is unpretty.

re: steaming t-shirts: wtf bro
post #98120 of 109053

How much harm is there in buying pants that are too big and having them tailored?

Without going to the tired bullshit of "my thighs are too big", If I find a good deal on a pair of pants I'm looking for, but it's 1 size too big (like 2" too big in the waist). Is it going to be all the same after the waist is taken in 2" or is that much going to throw the rest of the fit off?

This questions is valid for both cotton chinos and raw denim (so it's obviously going to stretch a fair bit, thus i would hold off for a while before getting the waist taken in). FWIW the waist is really the only thing that would need to be taken in, I'm sure the thigh could be as well if need be but from measurements it doesnt seem like it. My tailor usually charges 10-15 for basic tailoring like this, but i've never purposefully bought a pair that was clearly too big before and everything I've tailored has had 1" max taken in.

 

tl;dr - If I buy pants that are too big with the intention of tailoring them, is that a problem or will it be fine?

post #98121 of 109053
If it's that big, you're gonna need some reconstruction to the seat and sides as well to keep the proportions right. I do this all time, but I have an excellent tailor and it runs me around $70 and takes a month or so.

edit: And by all the time, I mean I've done it twice.
post #98122 of 109053
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Originally Posted by nicelynice View Post

If it's that big, you're gonna need some reconstruction to the seat and sides as well to keep the proportions right. I do this all time, but I have an excellent tailor and it runs me around $70 and takes a month or so.

edit: And by all the time, I mean I've done it twice.

Thanks man. That's what I was afraid of.
I've only ever had basic tailoring (the waist is too big/inseam too long, pin it, tailor takes it in).
I guess I'll give it a go since the pants are only $50, even if it costs another $50 to fix it's still under half price.
post #98123 of 109053
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Originally Posted by OccultaVexillum View Post
 

How much harm is there in buying pants that are too big and having them tailored?

Without going to the tired bullshit of "my thighs are too big", If I find a good deal on a pair of pants I'm looking for, but it's 1 size too big (like 2" too big in the waist). Is it going to be all the same after the waist is taken in 2" or is that much going to throw the rest of the fit off?

This questions is valid for both cotton chinos and raw denim (so it's obviously going to stretch a fair bit, thus i would hold off for a while before getting the waist taken in). FWIW the waist is really the only thing that would need to be taken in, I'm sure the thigh could be as well if need be but from measurements it doesnt seem like it. My tailor usually charges 10-15 for basic tailoring like this, but i've never purposefully bought a pair that was clearly too big before and everything I've tailored has had 1" max taken in.

 

tl;dr - If I buy pants that are too big with the intention of tailoring them, is that a problem or will it be fine?

 

You could probably have the waist slimmed by 1-1.5 inches without having to do crazy things elsewhere. It depends on how the rise compares to what you usually wear, but 2 inches is about the most you can do without compromising elsewhere. The thing is, though, that if they're true to size, you can probably bring them down an inch or so and get away with it without an issue.

post #98124 of 109053

Both pairs I'm looking at are a tagged 34, I usually wear a 34, sometimes a 33.

But the chinos measure closer to 37". Even though the 34's I wear typically measure more like 35",

37" seems extreme, however, all of the other major measurements (thigh, knee, rise, hem) seem pretty perfect and in line with normal sizes in my closet.

The raw denim - waist measures 17.75" - would be pretty good but after the .5" of stretch they're bound to have in them that's going to be crazy loose. I like some room in the waist but I don't want to wear a belt. I hate belts and only wear them if I have to (ie/ suit).

With all of this said, again I don't have any issues with getting something tailored and bringing in the waist If I have to, I'm just concerned (and curious) what the upper limit is before it starts to throw everything else off and makes them look like shit with hip flair and billowing ass and thighs etc.

post #98125 of 109053

u really got to try it on (with option to return) bc posted measurements online for denim or whatever you're looking at can be incredibly misleading

post #98126 of 109053

True, but its brands I am familiar with and stores that are pretty good with measurements.

 

Anyway, thanks all. I pulled the trigger as it sounds relatively "doable" and if it's all messed up I'm not going to be losing much. The possible payoff outweighs the risks on both pairs.

post #98127 of 109053

Yeah, I'd go for it.

post #98128 of 109053
I've taken in the waist of around 5-6 pants in the last couple years, 1"-1.25" is easily doable strait at the back unless pockets are too close to begin with, whenever I've needed more than that I've had to do the back + sides and sides are tricky, pretty easy to get pocket flare if they aren't done properly, just make sure they take in both sides evenly, not just back + 1 side which was once suggested to me
post #98129 of 109053
Wouldn't the pocket flare be more the result of taking in the seat, upper thigh versus just nipping the waist? I just took 5 pairs to have the waist taken in about 1" to 1,25" because I wear a belt and I've realized it causes unsightly dimples in the back and scrunching of the waist band.

The tailor is good enough to point this out after the many times I have been to various shops.

I think it really depends on how much material is available in the waist. Also, what type of bottoms i.e. dress trousers versus chinos. The former is a much simpler fix. The pocket maybe also more apparent with a pair of dress trousers due to the clean lines versus denim that is rigid. Denim should loosen up overtime and settle. I can't say the same for a pair of wool trousers. Maybe if you going for a looser silhouette then it can be more forgiving.
post #98130 of 109053
depends on the type of pant yes, but ime most times the waist band is un-stitched from the sides to shorten it and when reattaching to the pant they do like a dart at the side seems and that also creates pocket flare if its not done properly

if its just taken in form the back then yeah no worries of getting pocket flare
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