you mentioned in another post that your Dior tux pants "were 2+ inches too large, requiring a recut." Are most Dior suit pants like that? If they are they may actually fit me better.
pstoller lives in L.A., and from his previous posts, seems, like a great many Angelenos, to exercise and work out regularly (I'm procrastinating my going to the gym as we speak,) and I suspect that he has a pretty good physique.
LA Guy flatters me.
Mostly, I'm just blessed by genetics with a Dior-friendly build. Thanks to advancing age, I do now have to work out to keep it that way, although wedding preparations have pretty much kept me on the bench"”not the pressing kind"”for a while now. As for the Dior, the tux jacket itself virtually requires a body with at least my drop: I'm a 38R with a 30" waist, and I don't think I could close the jacket properly if I gained two inches around the middle. This is why I was flummoxed that the pants would be a 32. True, in Italian sizing, the jacket and pants are both size 48 (a 6" drop is considered "normal," I guess), but there's no question that this size 48 jacket should have been paired with size 46 pants. (The salesman at Neiman Marcus confided in me today that the tux hadn't sold particularly well, largely because of the mismatched parts.) So, yeah, as LA Guy says, "not for the large-waisted." As an aside, the tailoring is now complete; the pants now fit perfectly, while the jacket"”which otherwise was a perfect fit off the rack"”has had its sleeves expertly shortened (they were several inches too long, another Slimane eccentricity) and converted to surgeon's cuffs. Now, if my vest and shirt are finished within two weeks, I'll be set. I may go broke on this wedding, but at least I'll look
like a million bucks.