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post #16 of 30
I have a pair of slightly too short Costume National dark green cords that have an ultra-thin wale and feel like sex. I'm not really sure what to do with them, as they are indeed a bit too short now that I think of it...

...Cord manpris?!
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by minimal
Ditto! The wider wale the wale, the more formal the cords look to me. It's impossible to find high-quality, fine-wale cords...

Lance at www.virtualclotheshorse.com had some Mason's in a fine wale. The ones I bought are quickly becoming favorites.
post #18 of 30
I am a huge fan of cordoroy and we usually carry a terrific collection of all types of wale. The very best we carry is made by Hertling Trousers of fabric milled by DeBall. This cordoroy has a cashmere like hand and is available in eight and ten wale. We also make the ten wale horizontally.

Gary
post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by drink8648
I am a huge fan of cordoroy and we usually carry a terrific collection of all types of wale. The very best we carry is made by Hertling Trousers of fabric milled by DeBall. This cordoroy has a cashmere like hand and is available in eight and ten wale. We also make the ten wale horizontally. Gary
Julie's a great guy and has probably forgotten more about trousers than this board knows. As far as fine waled cords. Got some Seven's cord jeans last season that I love.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by drink8648
I am a huge fan of cordoroy and we usually carry a terrific collection of all types of wale. The very best we carry is made by Hertling Trousers of fabric milled by DeBall. This cordoroy has a cashmere like hand and is available in eight and ten wale. We also make the ten wale horizontally. Gary
Gary, do you carry horizontal or even better, waffle, corduroy _shirts_? I've only seen one source and the shirts are cheaply made, so I'm searching around. I enjoy textured clothing of all kinds and rarely see anything in horizontal corduroy. Since I'm tall and thin, horizontal or waffle corduroy, analogous to stripes or checks, are more flattering to me than vertical stripes or corduroy. I also like clothing that has a unique twist, hence my search for waffle corduroy shirts.
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by gamelan
STP. i've got two pairs of thin wale cords from Barry Bricken. they're great. my only gripe is that they're hard to iron.

-Jeff

How do Barry Bricken fit compared to Zanella or Incotex?
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by Chris Rimby
How do Barry Bricken fit compared to Zanella or Incotex?

couldn't tell you there. but the BBs that i've got are definitely more of a classic fit. waist is true to size. relatively roomy in the butt and thighs with a medium rise. straight legs. as you would expect the flat fronts are a little more fitted than the pleated ones. cuffs are unhemmed so it's up to you there how you want the fit. really for the price, i don't think these BBs can be beat.

-Jeff
post #23 of 30
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I am a huge fan of cordoroy and we usually carry a terrific collection of all types of wale. The very best we carry is made by Hertling Trousers of fabric milled by DeBall. This cordoroy has a cashmere like hand and is available in eight and ten wale. We also make the ten wale horizontally.

Gary

I'm going to stop by next time I am in Boston.
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by tgfny
Julie's a great guy and has probably forgotten more about trousers than this board knows.

As far as fine waled cords. Got some Seven's cord jeans last season that I love.

I have sold clothing for a long time and have sold the best. Nobody puts more into the make of their trousers than Julie Hertling.

Best Regards,

Gary
post #25 of 30
In general, English corduroy clothing has the nap running up (colour is richer) while Italian garments have the nap running down.

Exception is Ralph Lauren, who seems to specify nap running up (regardless of country of production).

What do forum members prefer, nap running up or down.

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Nap refers to the raised pile made during the weaving process - threads that stand up from the surface. Nap runs in one direction, reflecting light differently.
You can feel the nap by running your hand across the fabric-if it feels smooth and the pile lies flat it's with the nap, if it "stands up" and feels rougher it's against the nap.
Taken from: http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/Fabric/Nap.htm
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by macuser3of5
I have a pair of slightly too short Costume National dark green cords that have an ultra-thin wale and feel like sex. I'm not really sure what to do with them...

Keep them for those cold, lonely nights?
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe

What do forum members prefer, nap running up or down.


Down. Corduroy just seems to have a silkier hand when the nap runs down. And, a finer look as well.
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
In general, English corduroy clothing has the nap running up (colour is richer) while Italian garments have the nap running down. Exception is Ralph Lauren, who seems to specify nap running up (regardless of country of production). What do forum members prefer, nap running up or down. Taken from: http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/Fabric/Nap.htm
I'm like the nap running down. What I really hate (and used to see more 20-25 years ago - when I had less money and was shopping at Miller's Outpost) was the nap running up on one side (front) and down the other (back). It look like they folded over the fabric to cut the legs which would get the nap running in both direction.
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by drink8648
I have sold clothing for a long time and have sold the best. Nobody puts more into the make of their trousers than Julie Hertling.

Best Regards,

Gary

Agreed, and the guy does a heck of a two martini lunch.
post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by thinman
Gary, do you carry horizontal or even better, waffle, corduroy _shirts_? I've only seen one source and the shirts are cheaply made, so I'm searching around.

I enjoy textured clothing of all kinds and rarely see anything in horizontal corduroy. Since I'm tall and thin, horizontal or waffle corduroy, analogous to stripes or checks, are more flattering to me than vertical stripes or corduroy. I also like clothing that has a unique twist, hence my search for waffle corduroy shirts.


cordarounds.com !
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