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post #106 of 156
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post
Mine didn;t split because of insufficient room. It seemed as if there was no tacking stiching at all - they came apart without any resistance at all.

Same thing happened to me on one of my pairs. I have owned about 10 different pairs of Mabis, and most were constructed very well. However, this one cotton pair felt very thin and almost paper-like. Put them on for the first time, bent down once, and heard a huge rip right up the back. Luckily I hadn't left the house yet.

I think if you have a pair that hasn't ripped yet through several wears, then you're probably OK. The crappy ones usually rip right away.
post #107 of 156
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Originally Posted by eztantz View Post
Not sure what you mean by tacking stitching, I was under the impression that tacking is a temporary stitch. Are you saying that there was no stitching along the seams at all?

Backstitching is what I meant.
post #108 of 156
Blew out a pair myself about 6 weeks ago. I ran into Daffy's on 57th and grabbed them without trying them on ...they were by far the slimmest cut Mabis I've encountered.

I tried them on at home and my GF looked kind of bemused... they were really slim, but we thought that maybe I would get them hemmed extra short and go sockless, a look I haven't tried.

Tried 'em on again before I took 'em to the seamstress for hemming; bent over to adjust the cuff and ...POW! Took 'em back for a refund. Guess I'll keep wearing socks.
post #109 of 156
Lost another today, from the same batch as the others that split (purchased a month ago). I am beginning to think there was a reason Mabitex unloaded these on Daffys.
post #110 of 156
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post
Lost another today, from the same batch as the others that split (purchased a month ago). I am beginning to think there was a reason Mabitex unloaded these on Daffys.

Thought it was a fit issue but I decided to experiment with an unworn pair. Held on to the inner thighs gave a small tug and they ripped as well. Seens like a mix of poor construction and very little material in the seat/crotch of the pants. Gonna stop by my tailor and get his opinion later on.
Still wondering if anyone has had any success with getting thes pants tailored & reinforced with better stitching.
post #111 of 156
These most likely have a chain stitch keeping the seat together. If the stitch is not locked and the wrong thread gets pulled, it will just fall out entirely. Maybe someone at the factory didn't know how to lock the stitch?
post #112 of 156
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post
Mabitex have a lot more variation than Panta, so it's a bit of a strange comparison. That said, Pantas generally have a bigger seat than Mabitex. Whether that's good for you depends on how big your ass is.

Thanks. It's big for my waist size - 12 years of squatting I guess haha. The panta might work for me if the seat is bigger. I think I'll try a pair. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by eztantz View Post
Am I wasting my time bringing my Mabi's to be restitched along the seam? I mean, if there is not enough room for the pants to give when I sit down on a low seat (such as my car) they are probably gonna just rip apart at the crotch seams once again.

Anybody care to share their experience after resewing the Mabi's - has it helped or did they split apart again?

Mine split again. I've had them stitched yet again but now I'm too scared to wear that pair.
post #113 of 156
Haven't had a problem yet...
post #114 of 156
I have a suspicion that many people should have had the seats taken out a bit. There's always extra material for that. Just because they fit in the legs doesn't mean they fit in the seat. I had to have this done on a few pairs, and a suit from Brooks Brothers (of all places -- Fitzgerald suits aren't Mabitex slim).
post #115 of 156
I bought another pair a few days ago... gave the seat a real good tug before I brought 'em to the cash register.
post #116 of 156
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post
I have a suspicion that many people should have had the seats taken out a bit. There's always extra material for that. Just because they fit in the legs doesn't mean they fit in the seat. I had to have this done on a few pairs, and a suit from Brooks Brothers (of all places -- Fitzgerald suits aren't Mabitex slim).

I don't think this is the problem. I still own many pairs of Mabitex that are just as slim, if not slimmer, than the ones that ripped on me. I have a mix of some cotton and some wool, and they've all held up really well, except for one bad apple.
post #117 of 156
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post
I think I'm done with Mabitex. Every time I put them on I spend all day worrying that the ass seam is going to split. .
Some of the clueless here will say a properly fitting pair of pants is "baggy as fuck". They have led you down the wrong path. Just learn to buy pants that actually fit. CBD pants should not be skin tight like a pinned fantasy photo shoot. Problem solved. I love my Mabitex. They are the most heavy duty pants I own. "Nothing gets between me and my Mabitex!"
post #118 of 156
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post
Some of the clueless here will say a properly fitting pair of pants is "baggy as fuck".
They have led you down the wrong path. Just learn to buy pants that actually fit.
CBD pants should not be skin tight like a pinned fantasy photo shoot.
Problem solved.

I love my Mabitex. They are the most heavy duty pants I own.

"Nothing gets between me and my Mabitex!"
+2

These are awesome pants, buy the right size.
post #119 of 156
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I ran into Daffy's on 57th and grabbed them without trying them on ...they were by far the slimmest cut Mabis I've encountered. I tried them on at home and my GF looked kind of bemused... they were really slim, but we thought that maybe I would get them hemmed extra short and go sockless, a look I haven't tried.
I just did a stitching comparison of a couple pairs of Mabitexes to a pair of Em's of Mason's bought at Barney's. Pulled at the seat and nothing happened on the Mabitexes or Em's. Not ruling out the possibility of poorly locked stitches on some pants, but I still think that some people might be wearing pants that are too slim in the seats. If you apply enough force to stitching, it's going to break. Waist fit =/ seat fit.
post #120 of 156
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post
I just did a stitching comparison of a couple pairs of Mabitexes to a pair of Em's of Mason's bought at Barney's. Pulled at the seat and nothing happened on the Mabitexes or Em's.

Not ruling out the possibility of poorly locked stitches on some pants, but I still think that some people might be wearing pants that are too slim in the seats. If you apply enough force to stitching, it's going to break. Waist fit =/ seat fit.

There was quite an explosion when they let go. I think that it was because they were tight as hell. Wouldn't be surprised if they were 44 mislabeled as 46 (except I've not seen any as small as 44).
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