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post #8746 of 10340

The folks commenting on the button fly, I don't mind at all on the jeans.  In fact I prefer it.  Unbuttons with just a simple pull and I can button them up very fast after broken in.  On the chinos, the button fly definitely takes ALOT longer.  And I don't even get that annoyed with the length of time, but I worry every time I unbutton that I'm going to lose a button since they are held on with thread like traditional buttons.  The jean buttons you have no worries because they are metal (not held on by string) and they are riveted on.  So you can be way more rough with them.  So I guess I would prefer a metal button for the chinos if they are button fly.  I know the plastic are lighter and more formal/dressy so I understand why they are used.  BUT, like I said, every time I unbutton I'm really careful because I'm afraid of losing that button...  LOL.  :-)

post #8747 of 10340
I would also prefer a zipper on the chinos. Especially annoying in a busy bathroom when others are waiting while you're trying to get it buttoned up. Love them otherwise and do prefer button fly for jeans.
post #8748 of 10340
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Originally Posted by Captain Insano View Post
 

The folks commenting on the button fly, I don't mind at all on the jeans.  In fact I prefer it.  Unbuttons with just a simple pull and I can button them up very fast after broken in.  On the chinos, the button fly definitely takes ALOT longer.  And I don't even get that annoyed with the length of time, but I worry every time I unbutton that I'm going to lose a button since they are held on with thread like traditional buttons.  The jean buttons you have no worries because they are metal (not held on by string) and they are riveted on.  So you can be way more rough with them.  So I guess I would prefer a metal button for the chinos if they are button fly.  I know the plastic are lighter and more formal/dressy so I understand why they are used.  BUT, like I said, every time I unbutton I'm really careful because I'm afraid of losing that button...  LOL.  :-)

 

Have you sought therapy for your irrational fears?  :happy:

 

Once one of those buttons pops off then its reasonable to be worried and careful about it.  But until then, have faith in the thread doing its job!

 

I think zippers are slightly more convenient but not nearly as nice as buttons.  The feeling of the zipper when my hand touches it, the tendency to snag fabric or worse, they are just not as "nice".  These little traditional craftsmanship details are an important difference between clothing from a small USA manufacturer like Gustin and a huge mega production company in Asia like Calvin Klein.  If you really prefer modern convenience over subtle details, then save some money and go to the outlet mall or Costco and pick up a pair of CK or one of many other similar variants.  You can own an entire wardrobe of CKs for the price of one nice Gustin.

 

But let's not push Gustin in that direction.  Let them be what they are and enjoy them for what they are, or encourage them to better live up to their vision and place in the market.

 

Ideas about how to make the Gustin product more unique, with better quality and craftsmanship, are GREAT!

 

Along those lines, I'll post something I love about one of my favorite pair of jeans which would make me even more happy with my Gustins.  Surprisingly, this pair of jeans is from 7 for Mankind.  Its a total anomaly and I've never seen another like it from them.  It is a limited edition 100% cotton selvedge with features that place it way above typical 7 jeans.  First, the selvedge denim is marvelous in both texture and color, wish I knew where it was from.  But I want to point out the interior details.  I love the printed linings and pockets.  Take a look at the photo.  All the pocket and lining material has a nice coordinated stripe, inside and out.  The interior is beautifully assembled too.  I enjoy this attention to detail on the inside even though nobody but the ladies and myself get to enjoy it.  I also like the selvedge on the coin pocket where covered by the outer pocket.

 

So Gustin, please take a look and consider for the Gustin jean 2.0.

 

 

post #8749 of 10340
I like the button fly. I just pull it down all at once; I don't get the 'fumbling' complaint, they can be pretty easily just pulled down and open. Putting it back up will obviously take time, but after you get used to it it won't take more than a few seconds. And it looks so much better than a zipper fly
post #8750 of 10340

Maybe Gustin can try some of the TS styling for L2


Edited by Robertson - 3/10/16 at 4:35am
post #8751 of 10340
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Maybe Gustin can try some of the TS styling for L2


+1

 

I love the leather options on the Gustin jackets.  I think the TS jacket is too busy on the back, but it has a more pleasing taper to my eye.

My ideal jacket would be an amalgamation of the two with the leather options and cleaner overall look of the Gustins and the hardware of the TS.  I always go for double zippers and love the TS sleeve zippers as well.  I think this means I need to design and build my own jacket!

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I really wonder if the L1 just isn't broken in all the way in the photos. The drape will be way different after a season of wear and I suspect most of the issues people are having with the back would go away. We certainly can't expect a cloth drape out of stiff new(ish) 3.5" leather

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Still looking for a workshirt in a new primo denim     

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+1

I love the leather options on the Gustin jackets.  I think the TS jacket is too busy on the back, but it has a more pleasing taper to my eye.
My ideal jacket would be an amalgamation of the two with the leather options and cleaner overall look of the Gustins and the hardware of the TS.  I always go for double zippers and love the TS sleeve zippers as well.  I think this means I need to design and build my own jacket!

It's always going to be a trade-off; having more panels in the back means you can have a more shaped fit, and shoulder gussets give you more freedom of movement in your arms even when your jacket is relatively slim. I mildly prefer the TS for its shoulder gussets and 2-way zip, but both look good.
post #8755 of 10340
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Still looking for a workshirt in a new primo denim     

 

Me too. It seems like there was a flurry of WS and now they are done again...

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Darn!  I was so excited to see the #8 boot repost.  Logged in to back it.  And then saw that only a few sizes were available, only really small and really big.  None of the average sizes (ie 8.5 to 10.5).  Such a bummer to not be able to order an item even when its posted.  :angry:

 

I previously was trying to change from 10 to 9.5 on this boot during the last posting and received an interesting and surprising explanation from Gustin on why I could not.  Apparently the shoe makers only accept orders with a particular ratio of sizes.  For example 6x8 + 12x9 + 16x10 + 12x11 + 6x12, etc.  Those are made up numbers as examples.  So Gustin has to try to align their orders with the standard size ratios.  Sometimes that means keeping an item posted longer hoping the ratio will improve, other times it means ordering a few extra of a size even though there are not enough backers and then selling them later in the stock store.

 

Or apparently in this case it means reposting the item and only offering the unpopular sizes they need to sell to make the ratio right.

 

Crud.

 

I speculate that the shoe makers have a limited quantity of last molds and sized tooling and that limits the production rate such that they want the distribution of sizes to align with average.

post #8757 of 10340
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Originally Posted by AdRock View Post
 

 

Me too. It seems like there was a flurry of WS and now they are done again...

 

Well in fairness there might be more, we will have to see...  

 

 

It was a bad way to release an item that was brought back due to demand, IMO..  

 

Gustin said there was not enough demand... It was proven there was, 5 workshirts went up inside 2-3 weeks and all funded without issue.  

 

 

However none of them were really new or that great.  I will give kudos that they did offer lower cost options and may have hit the price point correctly, which would attribute to quicker funding.  A+ there.   

 

 

 

It would have been better to spread out the 5 shirts over 3 months, let that demand still be there, one bite at a time...  It's much easier to buy 1 a month for 3 months, than potentially 3 in 2 weeks.  

 

 

I assume they did it to submit 1 order to their sewing factory.  Which I can appreciate from a Mfg perspective, being an Mfg myself. 

 

 

Still looking for a unique denim, something with slub or contrast, or brown or grey.  

 

So many denims they have shown that keep coming back as jeans that would look great as shirts.  Still think that Japan Silk Slub is the Workshirt grail.  

 

 

Anyways, my last bitch fest on the workshirt.     

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So one chino & one Jean came in today. But gustin Oxblood 2 is totally some things else. Love love love the color & recommend all you gent to get one icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #8759 of 10340
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Originally Posted by mountainman3520 View Post
 

Darn!  I was so excited to see the #8 boot repost.  Logged in to back it.  And then saw that only a few sizes were available, only really small and really big.  None of the average sizes (ie 8.5 to 10.5).  Such a bummer to not be able to order an item even when its posted.  :angry:

 

I previously was trying to change from 10 to 9.5 on this boot during the last posting and received an interesting and surprising explanation from Gustin on why I could not.  Apparently the shoe makers only accept orders with a particular ratio of sizes.  For example 6x8 + 12x9 + 16x10 + 12x11 + 6x12, etc.  Those are made up numbers as examples.  So Gustin has to try to align their orders with the standard size ratios.  Sometimes that means keeping an item posted longer hoping the ratio will improve, other times it means ordering a few extra of a size even though there are not enough backers and then selling them later in the stock store.

 

Or apparently in this case it means reposting the item and only offering the unpopular sizes they need to sell to make the ratio right.

 

Crud.

 

I speculate that the shoe makers have a limited quantity of last molds and sized tooling and that limits the production rate such that they want the distribution of sizes to align with average.


Very interesting... your explanation of last molds makes sense, but definitely annoying.

 

I am in the first group for #8 boots (size 13).  Looks like for once my clown feet would have come in handy had I waited.  Usually its a pain to try and find shoes, particularly from European shoemakers.  I can't even order in-stock shoes from many of their retail outlets because they simply do not carry anything larger than a US12.

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Giving the G socks a go today:

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