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post #25411 of 33125
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post
 

^^ you don't understand why someone might leave enough material on a pair of trousers they plan to wear now, with the idea that they might be able to sell them to more people in the future if they have additional fabric under the hem? :confused:

Yes.

I don't usually buy things thinking, oh I wonder what I should do so I can sell this later... I usually buy things that I plan to wear and fit them so I'll actually wear them.

As far as keeping fabric, only a tailor can answer that properly and it depends on if they're simply hemmed or if they're cuffed as well. Too much fabric stored might make the cuff or hem act funny and that almost defeats the purpose of having them tailored in the first place.

post #25412 of 33125

*snip sorry wrong thread

post #25413 of 33125

I don't know many people that don't look better in side than single vents, and a hopsack weave is very desirable for a blazer in addition to being hard wearing and good for travel.  So, fit being equal (they are both Madison fits), IMO number 2.

post #25414 of 33125
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Yes.

I don't usually buy things thinking, oh I wonder what I should do so I can sell this later... I usually buy things that I plan to wear and fit them so I'll actually wear them.

As far as keeping fabric, only a tailor can answer that properly and it depends on if they're simply hemmed or if they're cuffed as well. Too much fabric stored might make the cuff or hem act funny and that almost defeats the purpose of having them tailored in the first place.

Some people do buy clothes with the idea of wearing them now and selling them later.  The marketplace section of this site is full of them.   Even though you chose not to (which I think is somewhat short sighted given the price of well made clothing and the way taste can change, not to mention bodies) it isn't a difficult thing to understand, if only in concept, is it?

post #25415 of 33125

Typically it is just one or two inches for dress pants, right?

post #25416 of 33125
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Originally Posted by kloss View Post
 

Typically it is just one or two inches for dress pants, right?

I don't cuff, so I can't speak to that, but most of my dress trousers have a minimum of two inches of fabric left after tailoring.  This additional weight helps trousers drape nicely, in addition to allowing for you to cuff later if you chose, or resell (or both). 

post #25417 of 33125

Thanks.

post #25418 of 33125
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post
 

Some people do buy clothes with the idea of wearing them now and selling them later.  The marketplace section of this site is full of them.   Even though you chose not to (which I think is somewhat short sighted given the price of well made clothing and the way taste can change, not to mention bodies) it isn't a difficult thing to understand, if only in concept, is it?

 

Classic never goes out of style.


But like I said, I don't know enough to see how it could be done for a cuff, but it shouldn't be a problem if you're just shortening it. A tailor would be able to answer both the questions. I'm guessing that you can roll the fabric over, hem it, then cuff with the left over material. It's not rocket science, but it's hard to give an answer when the poster doesn't quite know what they're doing re: cuff or not. Also re cuff length, I think the WAYWRN thread seems to favor 1.5-2 inches with 2 being the classic length, though I also think this is dependent on your height as a 2 inch cuff looks very different on someone that's 5'8 vs 6'0 for instance!

That said, I think the logic of doing or not doing something for resell value is a little weird especially if you're refraining from making changes that might make an item fit you better. Would the OP not have the pants hemmed or cuffed if they had to lose an inch or two of length? That was my point. I think that's silly. You don't have to agree with my opinion though! :)

post #25419 of 33125

I do not plan on refraining from alterations. I simply want to evaluate the potential resale value, since I am shorter than average.

post #25420 of 33125
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Classic never goes out of style.


But like I said, I don't know enough to see how it could be done for a cuff, but it shouldn't be a problem if you're just shortening it. A tailor would be able to answer both the questions. I'm guessing that you can roll the fabric over, hem it, then cuff with the left over material. It's not rocket science, but it's hard to give an answer when the poster doesn't quite know what they're doing re: cuff or not. Also re cuff length, I think the WAYWRN thread seems to favor 1.5-2 inches with 2 being the classic length, though I also think this is dependent on your height as a 2 inch cuff looks very different on someone that's 5'8 vs 6'0 for instance!

That said, I think the logic of doing or not doing something for resell value is a little weird especially if you're refraining from making changes that might make an item fit you better. Would the OP not have the pants hemmed or cuffed if they had to lose an inch or two of length? That was my point. I think that's silly. You don't have to agree with my opinion though! :)

I don't.  I'll go further, and I mean this as politely as possible, I think you should refrain from giving advice until you know a bit more about the subject. Your self-edit above is a good indicator that you are dispensing advice without much knowledge, and someone might make a costly mistake following it.  I don't claim to be a guru, but I don't dispense advice unless I know exactly what I am talking about (like bb madison fits, hopsack cloth being the ideal blazer cloth for most people, and whether it might make sense to leave some additional fabric with the idea of resale, to give a few instances). 

post #25421 of 33125
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Originally Posted by kloss View Post
 

I do not plan on refraining from alterations. I simply want to evaluate the potential resale value, since I am shorter than average.

You will clearly reach more potential future buyers if your trousers can fit varying inseams.

post #25422 of 33125
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post
 

I don't.  I'll go further, and I mean this as politely as possible, I think you should refrain from giving advice until you know a bit more about the subject. Your self-edit above is a good indicator that you are dispensing advice without much knowledge, and someone might make a costly mistake following it.  I don't claim to be a guru, but I don't dispense advice unless I know exactly what I am talking about (like bb madison fits, hopsack cloth being the ideal blazer cloth for most people, and whether it might make sense to leave some additional fabric with the idea of resale, to give a few instances). 


Point taken. In this instance, I should have quit while I was ahead.

 

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post #25423 of 33125
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Originally Posted by gringodaddy View Post

I don't know many people that don't look better in side than single vents, and a hopsack weave is very desirable for a blazer in addition to being hard wearing and good for travel.  So, fit being equal (they are both Madison fits), IMO number 2.

Very good points. Thank you for your help!!
post #25424 of 33125
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 


Point taken. In this instance, I should have quit while I was ahead.

 

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It isn't a contest, and I wasn't trying to show you up. I lurked for a year before joining this forum, read many threads going back years.  I don't post much (which is a time issue more than anything else), but I learned a tremendous amount in that year (and continue to) that would have saved me thousands of dollars had I discovered this forum prior.  Fortunately I have been able to sell off many of my mistakes to fund better purchases and a better wardrobe.   

post #25425 of 33125

Nah, I think my SF new years resolution is to probably just observe for a while.

I've already accumulated a TON of knowledge in the last few months of being here, but I feel like I might be stuck in the 'think you know more than you actually do' phase right now and the best way to break out of it is to chill and nod along and learn for a bit asking pertinent questions and taking it from there.

 

I still do think that the question about the pants was best fit for a tailor and I know that it's pretty easy to have atleast 4ish inches of inseam stored in a cuff or when the pants are hemmed. You might end up selling to someone that prefers uncuffed pants because you can't have the right inseam length and a cuff, but beside that you're cutting corners for yourself.

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