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post #23821 of 37429
My point is why would noodles pay 500, let alone 1250 for pants when he doesn't even know what he wants?
post #23822 of 37429
Will somebody buy me some $1250 Ambrosi pants?

stitchy? noodles? justinkapur? pck1?

kthnx bai
post #23823 of 37429
Noodles, I think you are simply too worried about things. Nothing will ever be perfect. Smoke a doobie in that Formosa and just relax it Jaxson.
post #23824 of 37429
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Noodles, I think you are simply too worried about things. Nothing will ever be perfect. Smoke a doobie in that Formosa and just relax it Jaxson.

el oh el
post #23825 of 37429
Thread Starter 
I think it just depends how important pants are to you. For someone that really just sees them as fabric which connects his shoes to his jacket, spending 1250 won't ever make sense (though spending 4k on a jacket would).

If pants get you hard, on the other hand, then 1250 for a pair is fine (provided you can afford it)
post #23826 of 37429
how much are pants from BNT?
post #23827 of 37429
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I think it just depends how important pants are to you. For someone that really just sees them as fabric which connects his shoes to his jacket, spending 1250 won't ever make sense (though spending 4k on a jacket would).

If pants get you hard, on the other hand, then 1250 for a pair is fine (provided you can afford it)

 

This is a very good point. 

 

I have never had a pair of trousers fit comfortably other than bespoke options...which is one of the major reasons I consider the cost acceptable. And in terms of fit...Ambrosi really knows what he is doing.

post #23828 of 37429
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

This is a very good point. 

I have never had a pair of trousers fit comfortably other than bespoke options...which is one of the major reasons I consider the cost acceptable.

I can understand that. I thought cheap jackets looked ok on me. Then I started spending more and finding how much better they fit and drape.

I respect am jealous of a dude that can drop that kind of cash on a trouser
post #23829 of 37429
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If pants get you hard, on the other hand, then 1250 for a pair is fine (provided you can afford it)

 

The joke writes itself.  :smarmy:

post #23830 of 37429
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I think it just depends how important pants are to you. For someone that really just sees them as fabric which connects his shoes to his jacket, spending 1250 won't ever make sense (though spending 4k on a jacket would).
 

 

This is something I'm really curious about: how many consider themselves clothing "generalists" who care relatively equally about all aspects of their wardrobe, and how many are "specialists" who care primarily about one aspect and build functionally around that?

 

I'm a "specialist" whose interest is largely in sportcoats and ties, and whose shirts, shoes, and trousers are purely complementary.  

post #23831 of 37429
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post


$1250 for bespoke and less than $200 for subsequent pairs via Luxire. 

Not a bad deal considering you can get perfect pairs of pants going forward if that's what noodles crave. 

Fair point and a fine way to rationalize it, which I'm always a fan of! Like Justin, I didn't mean to imply that it's not a cool thing to be able to do, just that I'm in no position to do it.
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Noodles, I think you are simply too worried about things. Nothing will ever be perfect. Smoke a doobie in that Formosa and just relax it Jaxson.

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post #23832 of 37429
From a fit and comfort standpoint I have a harder time with trousers than anything else. If I had the dough Id happily drop 1k or more for perfectly fitted supremely comfortable pants if thats what I needed. Fortunately, I dont think I need to.
post #23833 of 37429
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Noodles - The three Formosas are a good start, but you are wearing the crap out of your beaters and you wear a suit 6 days a week. You've made a bunch of comments about wanting / needing new suits and have gone back and forth between SuitSupply, Kent Wang, Formosa, B&T, etc. and that does make you sound a bit indecisive. People make bad purchases when they don't have a good plan (e.g. buying overpriced stuff that doesn't fit you at NM that results in you not having money to buy enough good suits to get you through the week). My concern is that you'll end up buying something else, not liking it and selling it for 50 cents on the dollar on B&S at best.
First off, thank you for your post. But I simply wanted to discuss. I may have come across as indecisive but I am not. People told me to try Suit Supply do I did. I found that what the local store carried was P.O.S. and there were inconsistencies in sizing. Formosa? I would like to get one but I've gotten all the RTWs that I want and am looking into MTO. B&T is most likely the next place that I will go to get suits from. Until then, I may look at Formosa MTO or Kent Wang. I am liking his trousers thus far. And there is no way in hell that I will be paying full retail for a Zegna or an Isaia suit nor do I have any interest in them.

That is why I am looking at filling in the holes with odd trousers. (I don't know about jackets). Speaking of trousers, is this Panta mid gray?http://www.pantaclothing.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SignaMohair&CartID=1

And $1,250 for a pair of trousers is too extreme for me.
post #23834 of 37429

I wear out pants like a motherfucker. Guess it's my thighs. There are a lot of jokes here but seriously.  If it's got something remotely resembling a woolen flannel texture it's gonna start to pill, even my Barbera and Corneliani (for PRL) trousers. I've started wearing braces w/ the PRL trousers (also double forward pleated with a very high rise, like 12" because they're OTR, I'd prefer maybe 10.5-11 but whatever, when I can afford Luxire I'll request it) and maybe that'll help with the wear. But the point of this was to say I feel like shirts and pants, being closest to the body (undergarments excepted), wear out the fastest for most people and for that reason I can't justify spending $1250 on a pair of pants, amazing though they may be.

post #23835 of 37429
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Originally Posted by losrockets View Post
 

I wear out pants like a motherfucker. Guess it's my thighs. There are a lot of jokes here but seriously.  If it's got something remotely resembling a woolen flannel texture it's gonna start to pill, even my Barbera and Corneliani (for PRL) trousers. I've started wearing braces w/ the PRL trousers (also double forward pleated with a very high rise, like 12" because they're OTR, I'd prefer maybe 10.5-11 but whatever, when I can afford Luxire I'll request it) and maybe that'll help with the wear. But the point of this was to say I feel like shirts and pants, being closest to the body (undergarments excepted), wear out the fastest for most people and for that reason I can't justify spending $1250 on a pair of pants, amazing though they may be.

 

Sounds like your fit issues with off-the-rack trousers are causing them to wear out...bespoke would solve this problem...hence they wouldn't wear nearly as quickly.

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