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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

More like a actual 31-32".

I like my leg opening between 8-8.25".

I like my leg opening... Oh never mind.

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Something to keep in mind with Kent Wang is that you can do MTM for the trousers for $255 for an A fabric.

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Dat drop. Murl is secretly a model

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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post
 

Something to keep in mind with Kent Wang is that you can do MTM for the trousers for $255 for an A fabric.

 

This is his argument against RTW. But for folks who don't need MTM trousers, that 80 bucks isn't worth it.

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Leg opening too small at 8", I wear between 8.5" and 9". I don't like that it has belt loops. I don't like the low rise. I don't like the zipper. I do like the fabric though. Anyway, there are plenty of brands offering trouser like this. Epaulet comes to mind in the US.

 

I wonder why no one offers RTW trousers with a slightly higher rise, at least 8.25" leg openings, and side adjusters?

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Epaulet is significantly more expensive. Anyway. Definitely starting a thread for this as soon as I get the OK from KW. Because I think most people will agree that we need an alternative to Howard Yount (even if you, specifically, don't). Panta and Epaulet are at a different price point and S&M are of a different quality.

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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post

Dat drop. Murl is secretly a model

That's a big negative. I was born with the drop for the most part. I would much rather be able to buy suits with having to MTO.

MF, someone does....HY. He has dropped off the map and screwed quite a few people, which is why Clags is looking for alternatives.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I like Steed's work (though I am questioning whether I really like drape - personal preference, in no way a reflection on Steed), but their fully canvassed MTM option is going to come to 1200 British Pounds ($1,850 USD) which is Formosa territory and probably a bit out of Noodles' budget for the time being unless he's buying one a year (and he definitely needs a few more suits quickly).

You can find drape/fullness in a lot of the bespoke jackets. My suits from William Field and Paul Stuart all have some amounts of drape. It just so happens that Edwin uses a large amount drape in his default house style. He is able to reduce the amount drape on request. .
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(he definitely needs a few more suits quickly).

Sorry, I've drifted in and out of this thread. Why exactly does he need more suits?
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

Leg opening too small at 8", I wear between 8.5" and 9". I don't like that it has belt loops. I don't like the low rise. I don't like the zipper. I do like the fabric though. Anyway, there are plenty of brands offering trouser like this. Epaulet comes to mind in the US.

 

I wonder why no one offers RTW trousers with a slightly higher rise, at least 8.25" leg openings, and side adjusters?

 

Did you check Panta?  Small selection, but well made.  Pricier, but seems to fall in line with what you want. 

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Originally Posted by Sotiris View Post

Zip fly? Sigh.

 

No Eidos in your future

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Epaulet is significantly more expensive. Anyway. Definitely starting a thread for this as soon as I get the OK from KW. Because I think most people will agree that we need an alternative to Howard Yount (even if you, specifically, don't). Panta and Epaulet are at a different price point and S&M are of a different quality.

 

Some wool epaulet trousers are only $20 more. I bought my mid grey ones for $195. Seeing as the construction quality of Epaulet is better, and the cut is almost the same, I was wondering what sets KW apart?

 

I've also read the same complaints about narrow leg openings and low rise trousers many times on the forums here, so it seems like a good business opportunity. On the other hand, I might remember those complaints because I agree with them.

 

I'm just thinking that a well priced trouser with all of those features would sell out in no time, because there's simply no competition whatsoever.

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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

You can find drape/fullness in a lot of the bespoke jackets. My suits from William Field and Paul Stuart all have some amounts of drape. It just so happens that Edwin uses a large amount drape in his default house style. He is able to reduce the amount drape on request. .
Sorry, I've drifted in and out of this thread. Why exactly does he need more suits.

I agree on the first point and am considering getting a jacket with a bit less drape from Steed at some point (though I do think the extent to which you like a firm's house style is relevant even if they can be flexible).

Noodles' current issue is that he has 3 Formosas sitting in his closet that he won't take to the tailor until he loses weight, has been wearing the same suit everyday for a couple weeks (and is close to killing it) and thus has 3 non-tailored Formosas, his wedding suit and realistically one of his ill-fitting beaters left once the one he's wearing dies. He tends to need a suit 6x a week (5x for work and then for church on Sunday).
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For me, the four biggest selling points for Howard Yount that keep bringing me back are the cut, quality, selection and price.  KW can match the quality and price, but the cut is a little slimmer than the HY Made in the USA cut, which means it may not work for me.  Selection is going to be tough if KW is only going to offer a few choices for the RTW trousers without all the flannels, tropical wool, linen and other seasonal selections that HY has.

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

I agree on the first point and am considering getting a jacket with a bit less drape from Steed at some point (though I do think the extent to which you like a firm's house style is relevant even if they can be flexible).

Noodles' current issue is that he has 3 Formosas sitting in his closet that he won't take to the tailor until he loses weight, has been wearing the same suit everyday for a couple weeks (and is close to killing it) and thus has 3 non-tailored Formosas, his wedding suit and realistically one of his ill-fitting beaters left once the one he's wearing dies. He tends to need a suit 6x a week (5x for work and then for church on Sunday).

They usually insist on one fitting but be sure to ask for two on your first suit if you decide to use them. Also, I asked them to raise the chest and reduce the amount of drape/fullness in the chest. You should be able to get a better hourglass shape where the waist isn't so exaggerated or pinched in.

He bought some suits that don't fit him at his current size? That's asinine. @The Noodles just get them tailored now and when you drop the weight get them tailored again? Your best bet is to go to the Ralph Lauren store in Tysons or Bethesda and try on some POLO /Black Label and figure out which flatter his figure. Make the purchase of the suit for a considerable discount and take the clothes to William Field to be altered.
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Originally Posted by europrep View Post

No Eidos suitsin your future, ever.
True. So sad. Bur maybe SCs. Though the old Lorenzo cut didn't fit me right - shoulder divots on both the 50 and 52 for me. So sad.
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