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The next time Epaulet does an "Ends for Friends" trouser promotion would be a good time to try out the Rudy cut. More unusual fabrics and lower cost.

post #24677 of 37438
I have about 6 Walts from EP, I'd recommend them for the price point. Obviously not on par with Rota/Edios, but they're about a third cheaper too, so can't really compare.

If you like the fit, order it.
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oh please link?

 

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I snagged from my local B&M. I will check all the tags at home tonight to see if there is any sort of fabric # or anything on there that could help you. I'll also snap a close up so you can see the shade of blue that they are - I'd definitely call them steel blue.

 

Here are the ones I ordered.  http://www.dapperclassics.com/Shop/trousers/slim-fit  

 

The slim cut is supposed to be similar to HY's American cut.  I ordered the mid-blue and tan wool hopsack trousers at 20% off last weekend.  Hope they fit.

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Should #I# get a navy #Rota#?

well, the smartest move is to keep saving for a freaking suit.#
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Do you need a navy pant? Do you need rota quality?
If yes to both, then yes.
If no to the first, don't buy.
If no the the second, look at other makers.
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Do you need a navy pant? Do you need rota quality?
If yes to both, then yes.
If no to the first, don't buy.
If no the the second, look at other makers.
I have too many navy suits that come with #navy pants. I don't have odd navy trousers. I want to stock up on grey and brown since I have so many navy suits that come with navy pants#.
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What is with all these damn hashtags?
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

I have too many navy suits that come with #navy pants. I don't have odd navy trousers. I want to stock up on grey and brown since I have so many navy suits that come with navy pants#.

Noodles, here's the deal. You have no odd jackets. When you get odd jackets, you are probably going to start with something in blue. Navy pants will not go with this jacket. I'd personally avoid navy odd trousers, not just because I don't like them, but because:

(1) You have a lot of navy and blue suits. In other words, you wear navy enough.
(2) Grey is more versatile (even navy trousers boosters admit this).
(3) Grey will go better with your beater navy suit jackets if you decide to start wearing orphans.

If you start wearing more odd jackets down the road and decide you want some navy trousers, go for it, but when you have no odd jackets and your first ones are more likely to go with grey, buying navy trousers just seems silly.
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What is with all these damn hashtags?
Noodles, here's the deal. You have no odd jackets. When you get odd jackets, you are probably going to start with something in blue. Navy pants will not go with this jacket. I'd personally avoid navy odd trousers, not just because I don't like them, but because:

(1) You have a lot of navy and blue suits. In other words, you wear navy enough.
(2) Grey is more versatile (even navy trousers boosters admit this).
(3) Grey will go better with your beater navy suit jackets if you decide to start wearing orphans.

If you start wearing more odd jackets down the road and decide you want some navy trousers, go for it, but when you have no odd jackets and your first ones are more likely to go with grey, buying navy trousers just seems silly.

Navy/blue pants would work well with a purple jacket....
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Navy/blue pants would work well with a purple jacket....

Charcoal trousers work even better with a purple jacket, imo.

@Joenobody0 your shoulders seem to be pointing forward a bit, which makes them sit off centre in the jacket's armhole. Together with the sloping you showed yesterday, that makes it very hard to find a good fit OTR, I'm afraid.
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Thanks to everyone who replied to my last query. Here's another round of fit pictures. It's a different suit, but still a 38S. I realize both the jacket and shirt sleeves are too long. The tailor who worked on this jacket, while the best in town, was downright atrocious. Besides the poorly done sleeves, he removed the collar roll I have on every BB jacket.

The first picture shows the unflattering (fat looking) fit from the front. I'd say I look about 40 pounds heavier than I am in actuality (I'm 5'8" and 130lbs).


The back picture shows the excess shoulder volume. When I stand next to a wall, my shoulder muscle hits before the jacket shoulder - whatever that means - but my shoulder muscle extends far past my actual shoulder joint.


The side pictures show how my arms don't sit centered in the armhole. I've experienced this, to a greater or lesser degree, in every Brooks Brothers suit I've tried.




Besides not looking great, can anyone comment? Would I be better served sizing down to a 36S/R? Would a more/less natural shoulder work better? Anything specific the more experienced guys can point out?

Thanks a lot, in advance.

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This suit is beyond repair IMO. Too much going on. The fit of the sleeve pitch is particularly bad, and something I find common with OTR suits. They attach the sleeves in a position as if you are pushing a shopping trolley at arms length, and with arms by your sides you get all those rumbles in your triceps area. If you just bought it I would recommend taking it back for refund. It's not flattering at all. Sorry.
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@Mr. Six - Tough call.

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If I had to pick of those two, Id say I think I like the second one better.

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@TweedyProf - Good call on the gray herringbone tweed. For shame I dont have one. Its the perfect go to F/W SC with or without a tie.
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I #pick# 1st one Mr.Six.

Archi always speaks the #truth#
I will save up for #suits# and buy more #gray pants# when I have some play #money#
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Grey herringbone tweed is one of the best looking (and possibly the only good looking) grey odd jackets. Here's Vox wearing one:
  Herringbone Pics (Click to show)

 

 

 

I've tried on Canali grey herringbone and loved it, but it didn't make me any less happy to have gone with a grey twill or whatever this is.


Edited by Bill Dlwgosh - 5/28/15 at 7:17pm
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that's not a twill ^

looks more like a "nailhead" tweed
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