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post #16 of 28
Sorry yours didn't work, guys. Mine seemed fine, and I can't go back now--it's already at the tailor! That's the great thing about STP, though. Their return policy is great. I had to return 2 or 3 things last year myself.
post #17 of 28
Thread Starter 
Went to SYMS yesterday and bought the same Haspel seersucker in a 46R. The chest is exactly the same as the 48, but the shoulders are smaller. What the hell?

Anyway, it was 119 compared to the 145 or so I paid for STP. That'll pay part of the tailoring.

bob
post #18 of 28
Very good, Bob. I'm glad it worked out for you, and at a cheaper price, too. We need to start a thread for pics of us in our seersucker when they all get back from the tailor. We need to see aportnoy's new gray and white, too.
post #19 of 28
Nicely done, Bob. I went to Syms last week to check them out. Sizing was all over the place, truly bizarre. I ended up passing because the closest, a 38S would have cost more in tailoring than I want to spend. It's not a lot of money, but taking in the waist and back, lengthening the sleeves, and finishing the trousers is, what, at least $50-$75? Then the suit costs $200, still a pretty good deal, but...
post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
My big expense in tailoring is that I have to have the skirt shortened. I'm not sure how much that is out of the total package but I think it's easily 40 dollars. Then the sleeves need to be shortened, the chest out a tiny bit (is that actually possible), and the waist in a nip. I'm happy to take the trousers to a local dry cleaner who also does alterations for much less than my regular tailor.

As for the colors, Jo. A Bank has seersucker in pink, blue, brown, purple (?), and yellow, I think. Nice colors but JAB, so ech at another $100.


bob
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by chorse123
Nicely done, Bob. I went to Syms last week to check them out. Sizing was all over the place, truly bizarre. I ended up passing because the closest, a 38S would have cost more in tailoring than I want to spend. It's not a lot of money, but taking in the waist and back, lengthening the sleeves, and finishing the trousers is, what, at least $50-$75? Then the suit costs $200, still a pretty good deal, but...

Can seersucker sleeves be lengthened without leaving evidence?
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by rdawson808
As for the colors, Jo. A Bank has seersucker in pink, blue, brown, purple (?), and yellow, I think. Nice colors but JAB, so ech at another $100. bob
Do you, or does anyone else, know how good the JAB trousers are, and how full they are cut? I've been so far unable to find the right seersucker odd trousers. Doc, good point. I hadn't thought of that, but I imagine it would leave a mark. Makes me even happier with my decision.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by chorse123
I've been so far unable to find the right seersucker odd trousers.
I saw that STP had some seersucker odd trousers from Riviera in the latest catalog I got. If I recall they were a linen/cotton blend, which would be nice. Haven't done a search on the website.

Edit: Here they are.
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
This is not a ton of help, but either Nordstrom Rack, Syms, or FB (all in Towson Md) had a huge rack of Nautica odd seersucker trousers.

I have a pair I bought a couple years ago in a "relaxed" fit. They are friggin' huge. The seat of them is just enormous. I didn't look at these though since I was on a mission to get the Haspel at Syms and that was our last stop.

bob
post #25 of 28
I tried on some of the Nautica at Filene's Basement, and they were okay, but only 30" long. Wearable, but a little short for me. The Riviera look interesting.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by chorse123
I tried on some of the Nautica at Filene's Basement, and they were okay, but only 30" long. Wearable, but a little short for me. The Riviera look interesting.

I tried on some Nautica seersucker too, but it seemed very heavily fused. Odd, considering the material and season it is made for. The Haspel was much lighter.
post #27 of 28
My first entry on the Forum!

Bought a b/w ss at Sym's (downtown Manhattan) yesterday ($119 but on sale for Fathers day for $99). 3 button, flat front. I am a pretty perfect 44R so the jacket was fine. Wanted the seat tailored a little bit, but the tailor said part of the use of ss is to allow air to flow so he suggested do nothing to the seat.

Will be going to Saratoga for the ponies this summer and will be ready!
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by AlanC
I saw that STP had some seersucker odd trousers from Riviera in the latest catalog I got. If I recall they were a linen/cotton blend, which would be nice. Haven't done a search on the website.

Edit: Here they are.

I actually have one of these. I think it's really great, except that it's not "real" seersucker. First, the stripes are about only as half as wide as the normal seersucker, and second, the 50/50 linen/cotton blend makes the fabric softer to the touch, and doesn't feel like seersucker in the normal sense. I personally think it feels better (it's not as cool to the touch, but it is very comfortable when worn). So I like it a lot, but if you're going for the real seersucker trouser, this won't be it. I recommend it highly to everyone, though.
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