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post #976 of 1017
Finally got mine!
Damn I didn't remember that I took them so tight. I really hope they're gonna stretch quick if I want to able to eat something smile.gif
post #977 of 1017
yes they stretch a lot
I'm a true w32 and my w30 are now a bit too roomy...

washed in normal cycle (30°) they don't shrink at all...
post #978 of 1017
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Originally Posted by fwedo View Post

yes they stretch a lot
I'm a true w32 and my w30 are now a bit too roomy...

washed in normal cycle (30°) they don't shrink at all...
I'm a true W33 and I took the tag30 also smile.gif ! I can button all the way but it's really tight in the waist but perfect everywhere else smile.gif !
I got them tapered a bit from 8.5 inches to 7.7 inches in the leg opening and the fit is really nice like this!
post #979 of 1017

RE Edwin 55

 

Sorry I'm not on here much, hence the delay but they are very good quality (I think the crotch is triple stitched) but make sure to get your exact correct size as they're likely to have that diaper look if bought too big.


Edited by Festus Williams - 2/5/13 at 2:24am
post #980 of 1017
Those chinos really stretch fast!
I was really tight and after only 2 days they are now perfect, really comfortable. I just hope it won't stretch too much until they become to loose.
post #981 of 1017
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Originally Posted by rexet View Post

Those chinos really stretch fast!
I was really tight and after only 2 days they are now perfect, really comfortable. I just hope it won't stretch too much until they become to loose.

do your fit true to size? I size down "2" (i.e. true waist 30, bought 28). I think they have change the fit a bit since 2012? I am planning to buy a new one since my old one got some ink stain I couldn't get rid off shog[1].gif
post #982 of 1017

And now for the long-awaited final follow-up:

 

My wife and I went to Portland this past weekend to visit friends, and got in early enough on Friday before anyone was off work so we had some time to kill. She's been wanting a good pair of jeans for awhile and hasn't been happy with the places we'd tried in SF and LA. So I figured we may as well go to Blake, and if we were doing that, I may as well wear my RRL chinos as well.

 

So I met Sam, who told me Blake was out of town, but he recognized me fairly quickly and mentioned they've been meaning to follow-up on the contest results. As I pretty much figured, they've been extremely busy and their styleforum presence must have just fallen by the wayside for a bit. But Sam was super helpful in getting my wife some great jeans and a couple of other items.

 

As far as the contest goes, I reiterated what I've said in this thread before; that I think NAMOR ought to be declared the winner, but Sam was really gracious and said they'd probably want to do something for me as well. I ended up getting a RRL belt as my award, and I'm wearing it right now. It's really fantastic and was way more than I was expecting (especially since I don't think I "won" per se...). Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to talk to Blake when I swung back through on Sunday to pick up the belt, but it sounds like they are going to try to get something to NAMOR as well. So NAMOR, if you haven't heard from them you should probably email Sam or Blake.

 

Anyway, this was a fun contest and it was pretty rad to see the results everyone got. Anyone looking for more RRL stuff, or Engineered Garments should definitely check out Blake. EG stuff never fits me quite right, but they had a bunch of pretty cool items in the store, and a pretty good selection of women's stuff too. And it sounds like they are a few days away from having a full run of sizes in N&F denim for anyone interested in those.

 

Here are my shots from Portland:

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #983 of 1017
nice thats great to hear ... you guys both deserve it

and pics look fantastic as always bro
post #984 of 1017

a few more shots from my follow-up visit:

 

 

 

 

 

and finally, I went back to the first page of this thread and found my cringe-worthy original photo and did what I could to match it with the result 2 years later (luckily I still have the same office):

 

 

notes: these have been tailored in a couple of ways; while they are size 28x34 -- and I am a solid size 29 -- they stretched out in the waist enough to require them to be taken by a not insignificant amount. in odd contrast to this, they shrunk in the length significantly. In the before picture I've got them rolled twice, but in the after picture there's no cuffing at all, and there is minimal, if any, stacking.

 

I also had them tapered from the knee down after much hemming and hawing, which looking back now was definitely the right choice. while the difference is not readily apparent from these shots, if you go back in the thread a bit you'll see that after they softened up from their initial stiffness, the legs were too wide from the knee down for a skinny guy like me.

 

finally, I will estimate that they have been washed around 20 times total. more than I would wash jeans, but much less than I would for any other pair of chinos. once the contest got going, I decided to really go for it. even still, while I've gotten fades at the stress points, and where I put things in my pockets, after comparing them to a brand-new pair in the store last weekend, they have barely faded at all from their original color. that was probably the biggest surprise in all of this.

 

and here is a close-up of the belt:

 

post #985 of 1017
looks great i need to take pics of mine as well and post them up
post #986 of 1017
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

looks great i need to take pics of mine as well and post them up

I should too, it would be great if wasn't for the exploded pen in the pocket in my case...
post #987 of 1017
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

My fit pictures
IMG_1451.jpg

My condition now
post #988 of 1017
Color became more like what Stanley showed on his picture, just not showing under the low lighting. I think my has gone through about 10 washes. Waist did stretch out a lot, but I just wore a belt. I do have some length shrinking as well, can't recall how significant.
Edited by clee1982 - 4/27/13 at 2:40pm
post #989 of 1017
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

a few more shots from my follow-up visit:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








and finally, I went back to the first page of this thread and found my cringe-worthy original photo and did what I could to match it with the result 2 years later (luckily I still have the same office):



notes: these have been tailored in a couple of ways; while they are size 28x34 -- and I am a solid size 29 -- they stretched out in the waist enough to require them to be taken by a not insignificant amount. in odd contrast to this, they shrunk in the length significantly. In the before picture I've got them rolled twice, but in the after picture there's no cuffing at all, and there is minimal, if any, stacking.

I also had them tapered from the knee down after much hemming and hawing, which looking back now was definitely the right choice. while the difference is not readily apparent from these shots, if you go back in the thread a bit you'll see that after they softened up from their initial stiffness, the legs were too wide from the knee down for a skinny guy like me.

finally, I will estimate that they have been washed around 20 times total. more than I would wash jeans, but much less than I would for any other pair of chinos. once the contest got going, I decided to really go for it. even still, while I've gotten fades at the stress points, and where I put things in my pockets, after comparing them to a brand-new pair in the store last weekend, they have barely faded at all from their original color. that was probably the biggest surprise in all of this.

and here is a close-up of the belt:


This might be a dumb question, but why so distractingly wrinkled? Isn't the material heavy? One guess is the rise is slightly too short, but that would only explain that area.
post #990 of 1017




unfortunately dont have my good camera any more and dont have a dedicated photographer haha but this will have to do smile.gif
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