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Originally Posted by Xposure View Post

I'm going to buy some more trousers, but need advice on the fit of a pair I received today. Pictures of them in spoiler. (Was going to ask about the shirt fit too, but I don't think the pictures do it justice)

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It's HY Italian size 34, and it's obviously too tight around the thighs. Can I make these pants fit well if I take them to a tailor, or are they a lost cause? For my next purchase, should I choose the US fit in stead (also size 34)?

You definitely need a higher rise and a larger size. The USA fit should serve you well. I'd try the 34 and maybe order one size larger to try … check the measurements. I've heard that people order 1 size up in the new Italian fit BTW. I buy the USA in my normal size and take in the seat and waist, but I'm skinny and have no arse. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by macjedi View Post


You definitely need a higher rise and a larger size. The USA fit should serve you well. I'd try the 34 and maybe order one size larger to try … check the measurements. I've heard that people order 1 size up in the new Italian fit BTW. I buy the USA in my normal size and take in the seat and waist, but I'm skinny and have no arse. smile.gif

I think you're right. Is there anything a tailor can do with my current pair to make them wearable? HY doesn't accept international returns, so I'm stuck with them anyway. 

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I think you're right. Is there anything a tailor can do with my current pair to make them wearable? HY doesn't accept international returns, so I'm stuck with them anyway.
Bummer. frown.gif I wouldn't spend any time or money on alterations. I don't think you'll be happy in the end. I'd try to sell them in the marketplace or eBay. Those trousers would be desirable for someone.
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Bummer. frown.gif I wouldn't spend any time or money on alterations. I don't think you'll be happy in the end. I'd try to sell them in the marketplace or eBay. Those trousers would be desirable for someone.

True. If anyone's interested, send a PM, it's these in size 34, will let them go really cheap: http://www.howardyount.com/collections/pants/products/super-100s-winter-flannel-light-gray-1

Also, not sure if size 34 US fit will be any good either. According to the site, the thigh measurement difference between the US and Italy fit is only .25 inches. Rise measurement is the same on both fits. Don't know if that's correct though.

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This is probably right. Different pillow may help. But I suggest you and spouse agree on a plan in which EVERY time you start snoring, she is allowed, politely but immediately, to wake you and request that you turn on your side. (She should not push you onto your side - you have to wake up and consciously do it yourself.) This may happen several times, even dozens of times per night; however the chances are that you will quickly learn not to sleep on your back. Classical conditioning: you will be trained to associate the sound of your own snoring with an unpleasant experience (being woken up) and will learn an avoidance behaviour (turning on your side).

This was the bit I was missing as I read the suggestion and wondered why the waking up part was so important.

When my wife snores, I've always just pushed my hand under her shoulder and nudged her so she flips to her side.

Of course, I'm loathe to wake her because I probably snore more/louder than her and she'll feel free to wake me every night to turn me!
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There are also things one can do that are passive, the idea being to make sleeping on your back uncomfortable.  Some people sew a tennis ball into the back of a pajama top, for example.   An easier method involves putting the ball into the leg of some pantyhose and tying it around you.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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I should just sleep sitting on a chair with my head taped to a wall or something. 

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What do you guys think of a charcoal w/ white windowpane suit for a non conservative enviroment (ie. mine), what about a SC with a milled cashmere cloth? I've seen a charcoal and white windowpane jacket before and I think it looks good in white or light gray trousers.

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What do you guys think of a charcoal w/ white windowpane suit for a non conservative enviroment (ie. mine), what about a SC with a milled cashmere cloth? I've seen a charcoal and white windowpane jacket before and I think it looks good in white or light gray trousers.
Having trouble seeing it. Maybe a jacket, but I'm not seeing it as a suit … too much contrast combined with the scale of the windowpane might look costumey … thinking guys and dolls. A jacket with light trousers would be a good trad look. Do you have a pic?
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Was thinking of 1345 from here: http://www.dugdalebros.com/cloth-ranges/super-120s-and-cashmere-bunch-203/

 

 

I'm fairly sure this is meant as suiting fabric initially, if anything I would have thought you guys would think it inappropriate for odd jackets.

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Pane too small for odd jacket.

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I think so too, but I might order a swatch just to see. Furthermore I might just get it as a suit because I like it in general.

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That's awesome. The pane looks wider though, no?

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Needs patch pockets and wider lapels, but it doesn't look as bad as I had imagined. Basically a white shirt/silver tie only kind of look, perhaps better in the evenings, but if you already have 10 other jackets it could make a great addition to a wardrobe.

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