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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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Great stuff guys. SVB, congrats on the belt.

Was in the RRL shop in London yesterday, really nice set up. Up there with bleeker st. Had a chance to handle the "selvedge" chino. What a joke. It was super, super lightweight, honestly could have mistaken it for the regular cotton ones. Disappointed in RRL over this as the chino isn't what it used to be. When I first got the chino, the LE version had the 12oz 128x128 weave, super stiff, faded beautifully. Then the following year, weave was 11oz 128x96 (something like that. This years edition was even less stiff, softer, yet felt and looked like the real deal. The pair in the London store is only 9.25oz 100x50. Would not kop again. Should consider the possibility that this may be a spring summer version , hence the flimsy quality of the garment, but since its a core piece I highly doubt it. Fortunately some other RRL work pants still feature the original material, best to examine firsthand
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Great stuff guys. SVB, congrats on the belt.

Was in the RRL shop in London yesterday, really nice set up. Up there with bleeker st. Had a chance to handle the "selvedge" chino. What a joke. It was super, super lightweight, honestly could have mistaken it for the regular cotton ones. Disappointed in RRL over this as the chino isn't what it used to be. When I first got the chino, the LE version had the 12oz 128x128 weave, super stiff, faded beautifully. Then the following year, weave was 11oz 128x96 (something like that. This years edition was even less stiff, softer, yet felt and looked like the real deal. The pair in the London store is only 9.25oz 100x50. Would not kop again. Should consider the possibility that this may be a spring summer version , hence the flimsy quality of the garment, but since its a core piece I highly doubt it. Fortunately some other RRL work pants still feature the original material, best to examine firsthand

you mean 9.23oz 100x50? I know I am just being anal...
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guys, where is the cheapest spot to get these?
I have been thinking about kopping for awhile....
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Uniqlo

Epaulet

RRL

shoes

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Great stuff guys. SVB, congrats on the belt.

Was in the RRL shop in London yesterday, really nice set up. Up there with bleeker st. Had a chance to handle the "selvedge" chino. What a joke. It was super, super lightweight, honestly could have mistaken it for the regular cotton ones. Disappointed in RRL over this as the chino isn't what it used to be. When I first got the chino, the LE version had the 12oz 128x128 weave, super stiff, faded beautifully. Then the following year, weave was 11oz 128x96 (something like that. This years edition was even less stiff, softer, yet felt and looked like the real deal. The pair in the London store is only 9.25oz 100x50. Would not kop again. Should consider the possibility that this may be a spring summer version , hence the flimsy quality of the garment, but since its a core piece I highly doubt it. Fortunately some other RRL work pants still feature the original material, best to examine firsthand
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

you mean 9.23oz 100x50? I know I am just being anal...

I was in an RRL store yesterday and saw a different version of the selvedge officer chinos that are a heavier weight again (I think over 10.5), but I believe the weave numbers were even lower than on the 9.23 oz version. What type of effect should that have on longevity and fading? The price was still $240 for those interested.
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I was also wondering how your tailors dealt with the selvedge line when tapering the legs on your chinos. I am considering trying to get my pair tapered more. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by iotan View Post

I was also wondering how your tailors dealt with the selvedge line when tapering the legs on your chinos. I am considering trying to get my pair tapered more. Thanks!

 

Just have them taken in on the other side.

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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

Just have them taken in on the other side.

Thanks SVB. That seems logical. I was concerned that it would somehow throw off the shape of the taper if not done from both sounds, but I guess even if that is the case it would not be noticeable when tapering only small amounts (e.g., tapering down to a reduction of 0.5 inches at the hem).
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Originally Posted by iotan View Post


I was in an RRL store yesterday and saw a different version of the selvedge officer chinos that are a heavier weight again (I think over 10.5), but I believe the weave numbers were even lower than on the 9.23 oz version. What type of effect should that have on longevity and fading? The price was still $240 for those interested.

they really do change fabric everyone season, guess I will pick up another pair when the price is right

oh and no idea about the weave number, there is someone on BS selling 11.?oz and 10x10 or something like that
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Namor - can you post some recent pics of the "Gunmetal" chinos or whatever they called them please. I was in W. Broadway the other day and tried them on - they seemed good and I seem to remember they came in at a stiff 10.5oz. I would be very interested in seeing how they are fading.
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post

 

Yeah. I went a long time without doing it but ultimately decided they needed a slight taper below the knee.

 

Is a taper like that something most tailors can do? When you had it done, how did you specify or know how much you wanted them tapered? I've never had anything besides basic suit alterations done on clothes and would appreciate some pointers.

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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

Namor - can you post some recent pics of the "Gunmetal" chinos or whatever they called them please. I was in W. Broadway the other day and tried them on - they seemed good and I seem to remember they came in at a stiff 10.5oz. I would be very interested in seeing how they are fading.

Completely forgot about these. They've been at the dry cleaner for months. Picking them up now
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Pic taken in bright sunlight. Actual color is still very dark, almost as dark as the bottom of the pant leg caught in the shade of a tree branch
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I never posted pictures or participated in the "contest" but this thread inspired me to get a pair of the RRL Officer Chinos way back when it was started and I wore them hard and wore them frequently and loved them. However, I noticed last month that the material in the crotch area was starting to wear thin. Not quite a blowout, but if I don't get it fixed soon, it will probably wear out beyond repair. I plan on taking them to my tailor next week to see if they can just patch and reinforce it from the inside.

Has anybody else experienced this with these chinos?
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