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If that was my bathroom I'd never leave (5) - was at a hotel in SF.
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Originally Posted by Severisth View Post

Fit on some of his stuff is bizarre for sure, but if you get a chance to try some out in person, or try out from a site with a good return policy you should give it a shot

Most of Ervell's stuff fits pretty well if you aren't super tall or have odd proportions. There's really only a few items (collegiate jacket, etc) that fit really weird or are particularly hard to pull off.
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ervell is really narrow in the shoulders frown.gif and kind of a blousy at the waist. works best for people who don't have a huge drop and are just kind of narrow/thin all around. also not that tall.
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

ervell is really narrow in the shoulders frown.gif and kind of a blousy at the waist. works best for people who don't have a huge drop and are just kind of narrow/thin all around. also not that tall.

Ervell designs for his own body type, which is "nerdy". I have had a few conversations with stockists and fashion friends of his. Essentially, if you are skinny, and have a sort of pencil neck, it will work great for you. If not, the knits might work pretty well since knits stretch to fit, within limits, but most things, not so great.
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Yeah the blazer pic was a tester (went with trousers / didn't have other jeans with me). I didn't really size down on that pair of Diors, but I definitely could.

Or you can just get them tapered / hemmed. The seat is probably comfortable enough to leave as is, and I know there are tons of capable tailors in the Bay Area. Taper + hem would look sweet.

also lol about Ervell fit, sounds like it was designed for me shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Ervell designs for his own body type, which is "nerdy". I have had a few conversations with stockists and fashion friends of his. Essentially, if you are skinny, and have a sort of pencil neck, it will work great for you. If not, the knits might work pretty well since knits stretch to fit, within limits, but most things, not so great.

Sounds like I should never, ever purchase anything Ervell. shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post

Those Diors look a size too big. It's fine in the first fit since the cardigan is oversized, but then your shoes look too sleek. In the second fit, the blazer is too structured with the shoulders and shawl collar, so that baggy jeans don't work at all.

One way, if you don't want to go with chunkier footwear is to wear lighter colored footwear, which will have the same effect. Right now, the shoes looked swamped by the jeans.

With the second look, I would ditch the pocket square, which just looks way too fussy with this type of outfit. With your jeans, you either need a much slimmer jean, or you need to fully commit, and wear jeans or trousers with a very full silhouette. This halfway thing is not working well. If you had some really chunky kicks, it might, but even then, really baggy jeans would be better.
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Thanks everyone!
Yeah, Ervell's pieces do fit to a certain body type/aesthetic.
Which is why I'm so interested in them/wear a whole lot of it.

It's suited for a thin frame / slim and cropped style, and like LAGuy says, the knits and such overall are pretty universally good fits.
When it does come to some of the outerwear/shirting sizing however, that's when it starts to stray away and be a bit different.
From me experience though, I think I personally fit fairly well with what he has to offer!
Also Mikey I think you would also fit it pretty well! His knits are really great.

 

Ervell Loyalist. \m/

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Hrmm yeah I might consider tapering and hemming those Diors (or just get another pair and leave these be). Take 1" - 1.5" off or so and taper the opening to 6.75" starting above the knee?
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I don't know dude, it looks a size or two too big all around. Diors are vanity sized, so if you get them TTS it just doesn't look right.
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That pair is a size 30 and it does run a bit loose. I've had some washes in 29 that were wayyy tight. 28 was impossible. Maybe I'm too self conscious about the tight jawnz. shog[1].gif
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from the looks of it, you should easily be able to size down at least 1? aside from jeans, I do like the fits though

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fishbones, how tall are you? Like 5'9ish? Ervell always looks great on you and it's tempting to pick up a few pieces even though it's so different from what I typically wear.

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In order to salvage them, go to a tailor and say you want a hem and taper.

Usually the hemming part is easy as they pin the bottom for you to see and if you find agreeable, they will mark it as so. I like to leave a little bit of fabric for +/- error, so afterwards, ask them to measure what the new inseam would be. If it matches up with what you typically like, say 33" (you seem tall) then say 33.5" (or just reference that you want it no more than 33" inseam, or less). Competent tailor should get the picture.

My experience with tapering is that if the tailor is good, they will tell you whether or not 18cm, 19cm; etc. is good. FWIW I think 18cm for most folks here is good starting point. You can either go up to 19cm, which is your standard 7.5" taper, or down to 17cm (around 6.75"). One thing I like to think about is if I go with 19cm, I may like the hem to have not as much break because the tapering IMO is not as gradual and will end up like what you currently have. 18cm on the other hand you can leave the inseam a bit longer as it will stack better. I think here it will depend on the wearer and experience with the tailor as finding a sweet spot in terms of the hem and taper balance will give off the best "stacked" look.

I usually like my inseams to be about 33 or 32.5 with 18cm, or 7.25". Every now and then 19cm is cool too.

Regarding sizing down, I personally like the top block / seat area to have a little bit more room. So, sizing down in your case, if you find it comfortable is not necessary. The point is, a hem and taper will do wonders to the fit.

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Another note is that you may realize that one side of your hip sits higher up rendering once part of your leg to have a shorter inseam. This will be apparent if you ever got some dress trousers hemmed. You should let the tailor know this or at the very least check if both inseams are balanced, and to make the respective corrections when hemming the pants if not.
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Originally Posted by Urthwhyte View Post

fishbones, how tall are you? Like 5'9ish? Ervell always looks great on you and it's tempting to pick up a few pieces even though it's so different from what I typically wear.

I think you'd rock them well. They're so nice, but you have to be the right kind of skinny, apparently. Here's me contemplating the buttoned-up look.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

EDIT: Probably more helpful untucked. I'm 5'9
Edited by noob - 2/18/13 at 9:37pm
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