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post #34711 of 37395

I need to up my trousers game. Unfortunately BnT is a little too pricey, so looking at either Rota (+alterations), Luxire (using BnT trousers as a template) or Panta.

 

Can anyone compare Luxire and Panta, both in terms of quality and the process of having them made?

post #34712 of 37395
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Mood: fun, confident

 

The key to your predicament is to figure out which shoe you would wear when you are feeling fun and confident, and then wear that shoe.

post #34713 of 37395
@bigruss
You came to the right place.

You have sloping shoulders and I think you can benefit from jackets that have structured shoulders.

That jacket seems short as well.
post #34714 of 37395
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post
 

I need to up my trousers game. Unfortunately BnT is a little too pricey, so looking at either Rota (+alterations), Luxire (using BnT trousers as a template) or Panta.

 

Can anyone compare Luxire and Panta, both in terms of quality and the process of having them made?

 

I haven't used Panta before, but my experience with Luxire is very good. 

 

The work is very good and you can pretty much customize everything - split waist band, handwork, cuffs, various buttons, extra loops, no loops. You name it, they can probably do it. 

 

The fabric ranges from decent to very good as well. 

 

Once you get your fit nailed down, all you have to do is pick the fabric. I have used fabric ranging from $75 to $300, and they're pretty good. 

post #34715 of 37395
Claghorn: "Kent Wang"

...and where is Claghorn!
post #34716 of 37395
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

 

I haven't used Panta before, but my experience with Luxire is very good. 

 

The work is very good and you can pretty much customize everything - split waist band, handwork, cuffs, various buttons, extra loops, no loops. You name it, they can probably do it. 

 

The fabric ranges from decent to very good as well. 

 

Once you get your fit nailed down, all you have to do is pick the fabric. I have used fabric ranging from $75 to $300, and they're pretty good. 


Great, did you order the trial pants first and go from there, or just work off existing measurements?

post #34717 of 37395
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Great, did you order the trial pants first and go from there, or just work off existing measurements?

I believe I sent in a bespoke pair and made minor adjustments. 

 

I would send in an ideal-fitting pair and go from there.

 

You don't have to use trial pants if you're fairly confident with your measurements. There are lot of options under $100 that are pretty good. 

post #34718 of 37395

I'm reluctant to send in a pair for them to copy because I'm not based in the US. Would I be making a big mistake trying to take the measurements myself?

post #34719 of 37395
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post
 

I'm reluctant to send in a pair for them to copy because I'm not based in the US. Would I be making a big mistake trying to take the measurements myself?

 

Hard to say, I would ask the guys over at the affiliate thread. 

 

It shouldn't be way off as long as follow the measurement method on the site. 

post #34720 of 37395
Thank to all for the input. I don't have much into this jacket at this point and fine to move on if it isn't the right fit. Here is a pic with a more natural perspective, as well as a back shot. The button point is in the neighborhood of my natural waist/navel but I am pretty new to tailored clothing. Definitely value any opinions you have



post #34721 of 37395
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I'm reluctant to send in a pair for them to copy because I'm not based in the US. Would I be making a big mistake trying to take the measurements myself?

Measure a couple times, take the average. That helps. My best results came by averaging 3 pairs of trousers I liked and making small adjustments.
post #34722 of 37395
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Claghorn: "Kent Wang"

...and where is Claghorn!

I miss Howard Yount's selection, but yes, I'm very happy with Kent's RTW pants, and not just because I pushed him into making them.
post #34723 of 37395
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Originally Posted by sebastian mcfox View Post
 

I need to up my trousers game. Unfortunately BnT is a little too pricey, so looking at either Rota (+alterations), Luxire (using BnT trousers as a template) or Panta.

 

Can anyone compare Luxire and Panta, both in terms of quality and the process of having them made?

 

Seb, while I have no experience with either Luxire or Kent Wang MTM, I'd encourage you to try both Rota and Panta if you haven't already.  They both make really excellent trousers, and if they fit you well OTR you're set.  

post #34724 of 37395

I have two pairs of Rota (one linen/cotton; one flannel) and they fit pretty well with some alternations (waist/seat taken in, hemming). But for Rota at full price + the alterations I could get Luxire or Panta MTM in very nice fabrics that would, in theory, fit better. I prefer a slightly higher rise than that found on the standard Rota (MTO Rota requires forward planning because I'm out of sync with the northern hemisphere seasons)

post #34725 of 37395
I highly recommend Panta trousers, they fit extremely well because you can have them adjusted and made to your specs.
I have 2 wool and 1 cotton. I just confirmed 2 more wool trousers with Ed as well as a MTM sportcoat
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