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post #17866 of 37395
I like the value Spier and M present so naturally their pants spoke to me. I especially like the fabric and the cut of the slim fit camel flannel pants and at $55 it is worth any risk (that is less than half the price of some ties with shipping included). Construction is decent but I have a quite a rotation of pants so it's going to take me abusing those pants before I run into any major issue.
post #17867 of 37395
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@Academic2
, @Claghorn

I'm not @Kulata
 and I don't have many comparisons I can draw to pants sold by other SF affiliates (or to SM's slim fit, for that matter), but I can say that SM's contemporary fit are the best OTR pants I've found so far for builds with larger thighs and rears. I ordered a pair of the mid-grey flannels, and as @LoKey
 stated, the material feels great for the price. My only beef is that the inseam was too short for me (reasonably tall at 6'3") to put cuffs larger than 1.5" on.

Faux cuff.
post #17868 of 37395
I know the answer is lurking in one of the tailoring threads somewhere, but I'm not finding it right now; Murl, could you explain how faux cuffs work? 
post #17869 of 37395

I have Spier and McKay pants in both the camel and medium grey flannel. I like them a lot. Solid construction and a nice cut. I went with the contemporary, which is pretty slim to me -similar to my Charles Tyrwhitt slim fit pants.

post #17870 of 37395
Visually, no different than a normal cuff. Gdl suggested it to me a while ago and now I can cuff just about anything that is 35" or +....I'm 6'3" too.
post #17871 of 37395
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I'm aware that newc is right. But the world is a more fun place if he's wrong.
That being said, threads like this make such binge buying sprees less dangerous than they once were.
@Kulata on the SM pants?

I think it was Foo who once said that clothing should not be fun. Loloooool
post #17872 of 37395
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So never oxfords with sports coats?

I'm not a stickler for that general rule for people with small shoe wardrobes, but you have enough shoes that I really cannot imagine a reason to break it. If you must, heavily brogued oxfords (especially if suede) could work, but save the stitch cap / punch cap / austerity brogues for something more formal.

 

That's a pretty important exception. I think suede oxfords with a sport coat are fine, with or without broguing.

post #17873 of 37395
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It's basically a fake cuff that the tailor cuts and sews on, allowing them to use about half of the fabric of a normal cuff. Visually, no different than a normal cuff. Gdl suggested it to me a while ago and now I can cuff just about anything that is 35" or +....I'm 6'3" too.

 

My tailor simply makes the first fold (the hidden fold) higher, using less fabric. Doesnt save much, but sometimes it's enough.

post #17874 of 37395
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My tailor simply makes the first fold (the hidden fold) higher, using less fabric. Doesnt save much, but sometimes it's enough.

Yeah, that sounds more like it. I think there is another method that cuts and sews, but what the hell do I know? I do know that is has worked for me.
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My tailor simply makes the first fold (the hidden fold) higher, using less fabric. Doesnt save much, but sometimes it's enough.

 

 

That is what I envisioned originally, I'll have to ask my tailor about that. 

post #17876 of 37395
I must confess I did go on a small buying spree after culling my shoes last night. I think I need more casual shoes for sports coats and also for the two pairs of jeans I own but never wear (but maybe I will if I have the right shoes!) This is what I bought - opinions? The split toe textured calf is a MTO Bonafé from skoaktiebolaget so it won't arrive for a bit. The middle shoe is Alden and the slip on is Lobb.



post #17877 of 37395
Thread Starter 
First is great. Don't know about the second. That sole might make it too casual.
post #17878 of 37395

Treated with some Saphir Invulner or similar, the second would make a pretty good wet weather shoe with sportcoats toward the more rustic end of the spectrum.  It's kind of a niche shoe, though.  Then again, you have 32 pair and counting. 

post #17879 of 37395
12, 18, 19 are the ones I'd cull. The rest are fine (depending on taste) to good. Of the three new pairs, 1 is a definite, 2 less versatile but still useful, 3 is a loafer which is bad enough but also a not particularly lovely loafer.
post #17880 of 37395
I like the loafers a lot. The other 2 I dont love the last all that much.
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