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Originally Posted by crossfi73 View Post

I'm kind of in your same situation but somewhat less extreme.  I own 3 pairs of Gustin denim and though they are wearable, the thigh cut is an issue for me.  FWIW, their chino fit seems to work better.

Point is, I have stopped sinking money into jeans from Gustin, but as I've explored their other offerings, still spend plenty there.  I agree with others that Gustin's value proposition makes no sense if you're having to make so many alterations.

In general, I wish they would design more athletic cuts for their stuff.  Their collared shirts don't have much taper and require me to have them taken in (but I pretty much have to alter shirts from any brand that isn't MTM so this is just reality for me).  Same is true for T shirts.  I've yet to find a brand that makes high quality goods that are cut for someone with a V shaped upper body and larger thighs.

The chinos looked great on paper so I ordered a pair in olive duck canvas. Unfortunately what arrived was way out of spec and had to be returned.

There was a joke on this thread some time ago saying 'people that fit into the shirts won't be fitting into the jeans'! Tapered shirts are rare. Banana sells some that are OK. Express does too, but those are crap.
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Dockers Alpha Khakis are available in an athletic taper and is lower rise. They are becoming my go to chino.
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

Another guy needs an athletic tapered fit!

(1). I just found Gustin and just love the rust duck canvas chinos but the regular cut has an inseam 1 inch too long for me. The skinny version is too tight in the thighs.

It's a shame as I would buy frequently at those fabrics and prices!

Could I pay an extra fee for shorter rise?

(2). The field jackets look nice and I assume wool versions are coming? Could you make it a few inches longer? Seems a bit short as it wouldn't cover some sweaters.....
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I've been moving away from low rise stuff myself. I currently buy in straight fit and get them tapered from the knee down. It's not that expensive to get that done though. $25 max from what I recall including shortening of the hem.
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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post

I've been moving away from low rise stuff myself. I currently buy in straight fit and get them tapered from the knee down. It's not that expensive to get that done though. $25 max from what I recall including shortening of the hem.

 

I might see if I can get that done to my Okayama Standards - heading to SF tomorrow and want to swing by AB Fits to get them done, though I get the feeling they aren't super-thrilled to have lots of tailoring work.  The guys there are super - really cool and nice - but I can kind of understand them not being thrilled with low-dollar tailoring work vs. sales of their own product lines.

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I might see if I can get that done to my Okayama Standards - heading to SF tomorrow and want to swing by AB Fits to get them done, though I get the feeling they aren't super-thrilled to have lots of tailoring work.  The guys there are super - really cool and nice - but I can kind of understand them not being thrilled with low-dollar tailoring work vs. sales of their own product lines.


If it's a service that their company offers then they need to do it successfully and willingly.  Them not being thrilled about it is irrelevant, they should take that up with their boss.  For what it's worth, AB fits tapered a pair of denim for me once before and did a great job.  Railcar has also done well for me. 

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Originally Posted by M635Guy View Post

I might see if I can get that done to my Okayama Standards - heading to SF tomorrow and want to swing by AB Fits to get them done, though I get the feeling they aren't super-thrilled to have lots of tailoring work.  The guys there are super - really cool and nice - but I can kind of understand them not being thrilled with low-dollar tailoring work vs. sales of their own product lines.

What gave you the " feeling they aren't super-thrilled to have lots of tailoring work"? Just curious. I have had over 7 pairs of denim (5 Gustin) hemmed at AB Fits, and Howard and his crew have been nothing but professional, personable, gracious, helpful and going above and beyond. They even did the extra red chain stitching (at my request, and at no extra charge- in hindsight... it was unnecessary on my part) on my Okayama Standards! I didn't get any tapering done, though. I'm debating on whether or not to on 1 or 2 of my Standards, as they may alter the fit and overall look when I'm wearing them with either boots or low cut sneakers. I did request a either a quarter or half inch on the addition to the hem on my Oxblood 2's and IndigoxBlacks, since I had not soaked either prior to the hem, so keep that in mind... my mistake though with 2 of my Okayamas, that were hemmed but still unsoaked. I've since soaked the Oxblood 2's and the IndigoxBlacks, with no noticeable shrinkage. Haven't soaked the Okayamas, yet, so I'm not sure what to expect.d
Edited by ninjabynight - 10/19/16 at 12:46am
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The new Gustin "Simple Wallet" is a great step toward the perfect wallet and resembles what I'm using today after experimenting with MANY wallet designs.

 

The inside out wallet designs with no fold over are by far the best I've used.  This design allows for a thin wallet that works comfortably with modern tight jeans but still offers sufficient capacity and organization.

 

Actually I do recommend two changes to make the Gustin model perfect:

(1) include two slots on each side for a total of 4 side slots.  This is enough to fit a DL, ATM, credit card, and backup credit card.  I don't like to stack more than one card in a slot and two slots isn't enough to carry an ID card, ATM, and credit card, which is a mandatory set to carry.  So I can't use a two slot wallet.

 

(2) leave one side of the central pocket unsewn so only the bottom and other side are sewn.  This allows bills to be easily inserted in that center slot without having to pack them in or carefully fold them.  The bills still won't fall out and its a lot easier to use.  I saw one like this from Ferragamo that was awesome, but not in a color I liked.  My one complaint about my current slim inside out 4 slot wallet with 3 sides of the center pocket sewn is that it can be difficult to insert bills and it causes me to fumble around too long in line after receiving my change.

 

I think this is already true for the Gustin wallets so I didn't list this as a change, but its important that a wallet is 100% leather.  Pocket internal surfaces or dividers can be a thin soft glove leather to minimize overall thickness, but not nylon or other synthetic or it turns a nice high end wallet into a crappy typical wallet.

 

Then make these is a bunch of cool leathers and I'll be thrilled to buy Gustin instead of searching for $200 designer versions such as I'm using today.

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Originally Posted by ninjabynight View Post


What gave you the " feeling they aren't super-thrilled to have lots of tailoring work"? Just curious. I have had over 7 pairs of denim (5 Gustin) hemmed at AB Fits, and Howard and his crew have been nothing but professional, personable, gracious, helpful and going above and beyond. They even did the extra red chain stitching (at my request, and at no extra charge- in hindsight... it was unnecessary on my part) on my Okayama Standards! I didn't get any tapering done, though. I'm debating on whether or not to on 1 or 2 of my Standards, as they may alter the fit and overall look when I'm wearing them with either boots or low cut sneakers. I did request a either a quarter or half inch on the addition to the hem on my Oxblood 2's and IndigoxBlacks, since I had not soaked either prior to the hem, so keep that in mind... my mistake though with 2 of my Okayamas, that were hemmed but still unsoaked. I've since soaked the Oxblood 2's and the IndigoxBlacks, with no noticeable shrinkage. Haven't soaked the Okayamas, yet, so I'm not sure what to expect.d

I hope I didn't give the wrong impression - the folks at AB Fits were absolutely outstanding.  In my job I read people a lot, and it was a tiny thing.  They were completely professional, really nice and helpful and I love their shop.  I'd totally recommend them - they have a great and consultative approach, and I've got my eye on a couple things from their shop.

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Ok, the Chelsea release today. 

Interesting. Great price point. 

Who is the maker if they make RedWing/Frye/Wolverine as well?

I don't know that AE makes RedWing or Frye, and they have been around a lot longer than 50 years. 

There is one discrepancy on the Cognac page, the description sayd Steerhide, but somnewhere else it says Chromepack (which it is not).

Not a showstopper, just an observance.

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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

Ok, the Chelsea release today. 
Interesting. Great price point. 
Who is the maker if they make RedWing/Frye/Wolverine as well?
I don't know that AE makes RedWing or Frye, and they have been around a lot longer than 50 years. 
There is one discrepancy on the Cognac page, the description sayd Steerhide, but somnewhere else it says Chromepack (which it is not).
Not a showstopper, just an observance.
Don't love the last for a Chelsea, but does work with the more casual leather. I like my Chelseas dressier.
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I like the chelseas but disappointed by the two leathers offered in this run.  Almost anything else would be more interesting to me but oh well - maybe next time.

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I like the part in the email about people wanting boots for cold winter weather... And they aren't shipping until February/March??

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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

Another guy needs an athletic tapered fit!

(1). I just found Gustin and just love the rust duck canvas chinos but the regular cut has an inseam 1 inch too long for me. The skinny version is too tight in the thighs.

It's a shame as I would buy frequently at those fabrics and prices!

Could I pay an extra fee for shorter rise?

(2). The field jackets look nice and I assume wool versions are coming? Could you make it a few inches longer? Seems a bit short as it wouldn't cover some sweaters.....


When you say the regular cut has an inseam that is 1" too long, why aren't you considering having them hemmed?  That's the intention Gustin has when releasing it with a set long inseam.  Almost all of us have to have their pants hemmed. 

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Originally Posted by Churchill W View Post


Don't love the last for a Chelsea, but does work with the more casual leather. I like my Chelseas dressier.


I'm with you there, though, for a more casual Chelsea boot, I like what Viberg is offering.  I think suedes are better options IMO if Gustin has access to snuff/tan/grey suede which pair well with selvedge denim

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Originally Posted by JR Magat View Post
 


I'm with you there, though, for a more casual Chelsea boot, I like what Viberg is offering.  I think suedes are better options IMO if Gustin has access to snuff/tan/grey suede which pair well with selvedge denim

I love what Viberg is doing.  But $710 vs. $215...

 

Agree on the suede.

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