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Originally Posted by shimshimhae View Post

I was wondering if I could get someone's advice on tailoring pants.

I did search, but I couldn't seem to find a definitive answer cause my inquiry seems a bit too specific (I'm really picky shog[1].gif)

I need some wool trousers for my internship this summer, and I had a couple questions.

I'm a really skinny asian college student, and so most of the pants I've found don't seem to fit me as slim as I want.
I'm looking for something with a 32 in waist, 10-10.5 inch rise, 11-11.5 inch thighs, a 7-7.5 inch opening, and 100% wool under $150 a piece. I know my measurements are a little weird, specially for the waist size, but I have a naturally thick waist (bone structure I guess), even though I'm pretty lean.

I know that my measurements aren't something I can easily find, so I was planning on just buying a pair of landend's tailored fit wool pants (since they're only $70) and just getting them altered.

My question was, how much can I alter these pants before they start getting weird? Can I slim down the legs 2 inches or so and also shorten the rise by 0.5-1 inch?

Thanks for all the help!

The real problem i find with slimming pants too far down is that when you walk, since the top of the pant is slimmer, there is no room for your knee to move in the pant and it ends up pulling the bottom of the pants up with every step. But this may not be the case here. I have slimmed pants by around 2 inches with no problem. I suggest going to the tailor and have him slim up the pants with pins and then walk around and see if it works. If it does, i do not think that it would look weird. 
 

Also, have you thought about MTM. In that price range you can find a few different companies that (i hear) would do a decent job (luxire is an example, http://luxire.com/collections/pants).

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http://www.hm.com/gb/product/07170?article=07170-A

 

Too casual for a 2 week internship at a small marketing firm?

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Originally Posted by icwhp View Post

http://www.hm.com/gb/product/07170?article=07170-A

Too casual for a 2 week internship at a small marketing firm?
Too Ugly.
post #20494 of 30946
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Originally Posted by icwhp View Post

http://www.hm.com/gb/product/07170?article=07170-A

 

Too casual for a 2 week internship at a small marketing firm?

 

Frankly, people in marketing wear all sorts of shit, but it's better to presume more formal than more casual.  The un-stained welt is very casual, so I'd avoid.  If that's your price range, then here's another option: just don't tell anyone I've even heard of anything this cheap!

 

I bought some of these for my fourteen year old son because he needs new ones so often it's not worth anything more expensive.  But think on: cheap or not, these are goodyear welted leather shoes for the price of the glued together shit you pick up in the high street, so worth a go for short-term.  There is a lot better leather out there, but a lot worse shoes for this kind of money.

 

Your classic "city" black cap toe - never wrong for formal workwear: http://www.samuel-windsor.co.uk/buy.cfm/mens-classic-shoes/black-oxford-shoes/73/no/51439

 

Or perhaps something with a little more personality: http://www.samuel-windsor.co.uk/buy.cfm/mens-prestige-italian-shoes/prestige-semi-brogue-black-italian-leather-upper/73/yes/51379

 

Either way, cheap enough for two weeks, and always good to have a pair of "proper" shoes in reserve for weddings and funerals, even if you mostly wear fucking Ugg boots or something. :)

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By the way, has anyone noticed how nobody bothers to say "thank you" in this thread?  People have no manners these days. uhoh.gif

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Originally Posted by eqcitizen View Post

The real problem i find with slimming pants too far down is that when you walk, since the top of the pant is slimmer, there is no room for your knee to move in the pant and it ends up pulling the bottom of the pants up with every step. But this may not be the case here. I have slimmed pants by around 2 inches with no problem. I suggest going to the tailor and have him slim up the pants with pins and then walk around and see if it works. If it does, i do not think that it would look weird. 

 
Also, have you thought about MTM. In that price range you can find a few different companies that (i hear) would do a decent job (luxire is an example, http://luxire.com/collections/pants).
thank you so much!
post #20497 of 30946
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

By the way, has anyone noticed how nobody bothers to say "thank you" in this thread?  People have no manners these days. uhoh.gif
Why, so we can add 50% more useless posts to this thread? I don't need to read a bunch of messages with no real content, just people thanking each other
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Do you miss out these words in any other context, as not being "real content"?  I guess I'm just old fashioned that way.

 

But actually it's more than manners: id someone gets advice here, it would be interesting to see what they do with it in the end, don't you think?

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Originally Posted by 8bpc View Post

I'm not sure what color belt to pair with the Neumok Red Leather (4075) worn with brown chinos or possibly black trousers. With such a stand out color in the shoe does one still match to their belt?

 

No, match in tone or shade to the trousers instead: e.g. a khaki or olive woven belt with the chinos, or a straight black belt with the black trousers.

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Do you miss out these words in any other context, as not being "real content"?  I guess I'm just old fashioned that way.

But actually it's more than manners: id someone gets advice here, it would be interesting to see what they do with it in the end, don't you think?
I actually would be interested in seeing the outcome of the advice. I just don't think this thread needs a bunch of posts with "thank you" as the only text. That could be handled via pm
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I actually would be interested in seeing the outcome of the advice. I just don't think this thread needs a bunch of posts with "thank you" as the only text. That could be handled via pm

It depends...if it is a one-off issue, I agree. For instance, when I noobed it up by not knowing how to fix my brass, 3 members helped me. For me, it was important to say thank you as they all posted some pretty detailed posts. Here, discretion is paramount.
post #20502 of 30946

What are Oxxford's armhole's like in general - high or low?  Also, can they be measured objectively in some way so I can measure mine and ask ebay sellers to do the same for comparison?

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Originally Posted by tben View Post

Bad picture...Men's coat? Zipper on the left.


You want to buy that?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

They sell nice bathrobes at Brooks Brothers.

Agreed.

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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post

Please recommend an alterations tailor in or near northern VA.

Thank you...

Tony. http://bestmastertailor.com/


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Originally Posted by Doktor Corn View Post

What are Oxxford's armhole's like in general - high or low?  Also, can they be measured objectively in some way so I can measure mine and ask ebay sellers to do the same for comparison?

In my admittedly limited experience, low.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post


You want to buy that?
 

No, I own it.

post #20505 of 30946
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

By the way, has anyone noticed how nobody bothers to say "thank you" in this thread?  People have no manners these days. uhoh.gif

 



Thanks, you posted the help while i was in college so only just seen it ;-).

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