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post #16 of 39
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

yeah, when you have them jacked up like that, they look ok. Keep in mind as the night goes on, they will probably slip down a bit.
Look its far from horrible, just not up to the standards of this forum, which are absurdly high.
You look fine, but do have them tapered when you have time.

I signed up on SF to be put to higher standards haha. Just slowly learning I guess. Thanks for the insight.

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All this makes me wonder if the waist is too large and allows the trouser to fall too much.

Hey Despos, I see you all the time in the tailor thread and was going to post there but I guess I won't have to. The waist is definitely not too large, if anything a little bit small. Izzy was a bit worried because I'm athletic and even though I'm "small" I have a sizable drop from my chest to waist. Coupled with the fact that he prefers the American cut, it seems a bit big. Do you think the problem could be solved with tapering and if so, by how much? I can post more pictures in the future.

post #17 of 39

Hey now...Effortless Gent is not "awful" and the content isn't empty and poorly written. Barron offers a lot of good advice. But you shouldn't buy an entire MTM suit based on one guy's blog post about pant length, especially when you know about resources like this forum. Plus the pants on the EG post weren't even suit pants...

post #18 of 39
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Originally Posted by themodestman View Post

Hey now...Effortless Gent is not "awful" and the content isn't empty and poorly written. Barron offers a lot of good advice. But you shouldn't buy an entire MTM suit based on one guy's blog post about pant length, especially when you know about resources like this forum. Plus the pants on the EG post weren't even suit pants...


Well I didn't exactly mean poorly written but rather meant to say that there a better written articles on other sites like PTO. Skipping all the nitty gritty stuff, EG does a decent job in its purpose but you could do better off. The only reason I even remember to go to EG is because they email me :)

 

I didn't buy the MTM suit based off of EG either.

post #19 of 39
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Originally Posted by themodestman View Post

Hey now...Effortless Gent is not "awful" and the content isn't empty and poorly written. Barron offers a lot of good advice. But you shouldn't buy an entire MTM suit based on one guy's blog post about pant length, especially when you know about resources like this forum. Plus the pants on the EG post weren't even suit pants...

any tool who writes the following:

"So think casual summer get-togethers, mid-day cocktail parties that involve fruity, refreshing concoctions, an outdoor weekend brunch, a visit to the farmers’ market with yo boo… you get the idea."

Is not going to end up on my "helpful website" list.

perhaps its ok for a real newb, but even then, his little bit of knowledge is more dangerous than anything.
post #20 of 39

Yeah, I wouldn't say he's discussing fashion at the same level you guys are, but he's definitely helping a lot of guys who are completely lost. Or at the very least inspiring them to care more about how they look.

 

But I don't want to hijack this thread. Good luck with the pants, OP! Post some "after" pics if you can.

post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post
The waist is definitely not too large, if anything a little bit small.

 

If the waist were not too large, how could you pull up your trousers so much? The rise of the trousers would have prevented you from doing so without discomfort if the waist were small enough to keep them in the appropriate position.

post #22 of 39
I'm no tailer, but it really looks like the pants are way too large. Like they took the pattern for a 36 and just nipped the waist down to a 32 (or whatever you measured at). Your thighs and ass are swimming in them :-(
post #23 of 39
Pulling your pants up is not a good way to fix hem length issues. Get the waist adjusted so that it sits at the proper place as permitted by the rise of your pants, and adjust the hem from there.

They do still look like they need to be tapered. Someone (I can't remember whom) on this forum mentioned that leg opening is a function of pant length, so the shorter break the slimmer the opening (within reason). Southernstyle has posted some pictures on the WAYWRN thread that show the dangers of keeping wide openings with no break (although he seems to like it that way).
post #24 of 39
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

Hey, so I was just received my MTM suit from LSMen's. It fits great but I wanted to something between "enough break" and "no break." I would also like to get it tapered a bit. I posted pictures so you guys can give me opinions on how much I should take it. (need this urgently since I'm going later tonight to get it tailored since I need this suit for Friday)

 

 

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The pants could some tapering at the sides.

post #25 of 39
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If the waist were not too large, how could you pull up your trousers so much? The rise of the trousers would have prevented you from doing so without discomfort if the waist were small enough to keep them in the appropriate position.

I don't have a huge stomach and I normally wear my pants pretty high so I'm not sure if there should/should not have been discomfort. It's hard to describe but the point is that the waist fits me and I got measured as well.

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Originally Posted by Mandres View Post

I'm no tailer, but it really looks like the pants are way too large. Like they took the pattern for a 36 and just nipped the waist down to a 32 (or whatever you measured at). Your thighs and ass are swimming in them :-(

Are you basing this off the first pictures I posted or the ones from http://www.styleforum.net/t/304820/pants-fit-urgent#post_5532232? The second set of pictures doesn't seem like my thighs and ass are swimming as much.

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Originally Posted by jawboneofa View Post

Pulling your pants up is not a good way to fix hem length issues. Get the waist adjusted so that it sits at the proper place as permitted by the rise of your pants, and adjust the hem from there.
They do still look like they need to be tapered. Someone (I can't remember whom) on this forum mentioned that leg opening is a function of pant length, so the shorter break the slimmer the opening (within reason). Southernstyle has posted some pictures on the WAYWRN thread that show the dangers of keeping wide openings with no break (although he seems to like it that way).

From what I've heard, wearing your pants near your navel is perfectly acceptable. It seems to fit a bit better for me too; when I posted my first pictures, my pants had no belt and were sitting very low.

 

I did say I was going to get them tapered as many people suggested, but I just don't know where to get things taken out. Do I just go back to LS and tell Izzy that I want their tailor to taper them without specifying measurements?

post #26 of 39
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

I don't have a huge stomach and I normally wear my pants pretty high so I'm not sure if there should/should not have been discomfort. It's hard to describe but the point is that the waist fits me and I got measured as well.

Are you basing this off the first pictures I posted or the ones from http://www.styleforum.net/t/304820/pants-fit-urgent#post_5532232? The second set of pictures doesn't seem like my thighs and ass are swimming as much.

From what I've heard, wearing your pants near your navel is perfectly acceptable. It seems to fit a bit better for me too; when I posted my first pictures, my pants had no belt and were sitting very low.

 

I did say I was going to get them tapered as many people suggested, but I just don't know where to get things taken out. Do I just go back to LS and tell Izzy that I want their tailor to taper them without specifying measurements?


I would just take them back to LS. Was this an MTM suit? If so, your adjustments should be included in the price. Plus, they have a quick turnaround time. The tailor should pin the legs of the pants while you are wearing them so that you can get an idea of what they will look like.

post #27 of 39
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post


I would just take them back to LS. Was this an MTM suit? If so, your adjustments should be included in the price. Plus, they have a quick turnaround time. The tailor should pin the legs of the pants while you are wearing them so that you can get an idea of what they will look like.


Yeah, it's an MTM suit. The turnaround is actually a bit slower than I would like but I could probably tell them to work faster. I already paid for the product (the suit) and took it home- would it be rude to go back with my suit to ask for more alterations even after the conclusion of the sale.

post #28 of 39
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post


Yeah, it's an MTM suit. The turnaround is actually a bit slower than I would like but I could probably tell them to work faster. I already paid for the product (the suit) and took it home- would it be rude to go back with my suit to ask for more alterations even after the conclusion of the sale.


Absolutely not rude at all. That is one of the nice things about an MTM suit. I wouldn't abuse this, and worst case, they charge you a small fee.  They never did for me though. I have had them turn some alterations around in a day, so they can be fast sometimes. Just bring it in when they open, and you might have it by the end of the day.

post #29 of 39
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Originally Posted by Essential View Post

Hey, so I was just received my MTM suit from LSMen's. It fits great but I wanted to something between "enough break" and "no break." I would also like to get it tapered a bit. I posted pictures so you guys can give me opinions on how much I should take it. (need this urgently since I'm going later tonight to get it tailored since I need this suit for Friday)

 

 

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The break is trivial because the trousers are too baggy. I'm old fashioned biggrin.gif  I don't like breaks, they always look sloppy to me. So no break and the back of the trousers pitched so that they hang properly. 

post #30 of 39
Essential, I didn't mean to say that wearing them up around your navel is unacceptable, only that pulling pants up or down is no way to arrive at a proper hem length. Without regard to the "correct" amount of rise in general, the particular pair you own have a rise which determines where the waistband should sit on your hips. If you can pull them up or they fall down from where the rise allows, the waist is probably too large. You should determine where the waistband should sit on your hips according to what the rise of the pants permits, and then adjust the pant length from there.
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