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The cotton ones look OK, the gray ones look terrible. I don't care how much they cost, or how much handwork they feature - that emperor has no clothes!
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Problem with RTW for me is the rise is often way too low for my taste as I have large hips and thick thighs. They hang on your hips and are held up by a belt, which is most uncomfortable. Most also fall straight down and don't account for the curve of your leg. This is a problem when you have thick thigh/wide calves like myself. When you take into account the silhouette of entire body body RTW almost always falls short in creating a balance between your upper and lower body. In the past I had to compensate by wearing pants RTW with 8" + leg openings. Just didn't look right.

 

I'm jealous of those that can find a nice fitting pair of pents for less than 500. I pretty much have to go MTM/bespoke route. Curse me big booty 

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Same boat here body wise. Sad solidarity.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Yeah, they're awesome. The pleat style looks English, so they might be Steed. Could also be his mystery tailor or NSM, but my bet would be Steed. I'm sure someone here knows who made them.

I believe I read somewhere they're Steed.
Those Ambrosi trousers look awful. For 1250 but even if they were half that price.
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I never paid more than 300 for pants. I dont know what I would do with $1250 pants. Better last me my whole life. And get me laid every day

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No offense meant but $1,250 for a pair of pants is borderline absurd...unless you're filthy rich like @PCK1 

 

Who here has experience with Shibumi ties? Them 7 folds lookie nice

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Shibumi Sevenfold Ties

 

Need help picking out some ties...as usual. I don't know anything about this maker.

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Sam Hober

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Sky Blue / Green & Soft Yellow on Dark Red Macclesfield Print Silk Tie #253
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Sky Blue / Burnt Orang & Off-White on Black with a touch of Green Macclesfield Print Silk Tie #252
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Sky Blue / Dark Blue & Light Yellow on Burgundy Macclesfield Print Silk Tie #231

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

No offense meant but $1,250 for a pair of pants is borderline absurd...unless you're filthy rich like @PCK1
 

Who here has experience with Shibumi ties? Them 7 folds lookie nice Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Need help picking out some ties...as usual. I don't know anything about this maker. #1 (Click to show)
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I ordered 3 shibumi ties that should be here soon.
2 grenadines and one linen. I've been wanting to try them and finally found the opportunity to purchase
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I have two Shibumi ties: a 7-fold and a garza grossa grenadine.  I love my grenadine.  The 7 fold is beautiful but very thin silk, so it absolutely positively needs a double FIH or a half windsor to produce any kind of knot worthy of the name.  It's a really beautiful tie, but I treat it with kid gloves and don't wear it much because of its delicacy.  

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The problem with this forum is someone post's one picture of someone's work that doesn't appear that great in the pic and everyone jumps on the bandwagon that the artisan is crap and overpriced.

 

I will post pics soon of my Ambrosi trousers and that will dispell all of your band-wagoning.

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The problem with this forum is someone post's one picture of someone's work that doesn't appear that great in the pic and everyone jumps on the bandwagon that the artisan is crap and overpriced.

I will post pics soon of my Ambrosi trousers and that will dispell all of your band-wagoning.

I agree with this. I'm sure the owner/purchaser wanted his trousers made that way. Can't hate on Ambrosi for making it to those specs
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

The problem with this forum is someone post's one picture of someone's work that doesn't appear that great in the pic and everyone jumps on the bandwagon that the artisan is crap and overpriced.

I will post pics soon of my Ambrosi trousers and that will dispell all of your band-wagoning.

Not just one picture though. I've seen dozens by those armoury dudes, and I've seen how he wears them himself, and it's not very appealing. Looking forward to seeing your pics though!

I had Luxire make me ambrosi style trousers with the extended waistband, the many button fly, and the stitched down single reverse pleat, but it's not my favourite pair. I've settled on double forward pleats, a regular waistband and side adjusters, and a 4 button fly.
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I agree with this. I'm sure the owner/purchaser wanted his trousers made that way. Can't hate on Ambrosi for making it to those specs

Lol, the owner asked for a wrinkled back and gaping pleats?
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

I agree with this. I'm sure the owner/purchaser wanted his trousers made that way. Can't hate on Ambrosi for making it to those specs
Would you give another maker the same benefit of doubt? The flaws on those pants are objective flaws regardless of who the maker is and I would find it absurd for anyone to request pleats that don't lie flat. But we can't use one bad pic to judge Ambrosi, I am sure he makes great pants but it is relatively overpriced compared to other credible options like NSM, Ercoles etc. But just like any purchase decision, it is your money so spend it how you see fit.
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Lol, the owner asked for a wrinkled back and gaping pleats?

To be fair, maybe the guy got fat after his commission. I'm sure the maker is high quality and could produce something I'd like. I'm also sure that I wouldn't experience dramatically increased durability from a better fitting trouser. I'm even more sure that the terrible pair of trousers looks like a costume gone wrong.
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We're sure it is high quality. What they are saying is that 'high quality' doesn't justify the 700 price hike over $500 pants.

 

But this debate doesn't matter. Noodles doesn't need to be going bespoke anyway.

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