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post #26401 of 29123

What causes a trouser's pockets to flare out?

post #26402 of 29123
Too tight. Generally across the front. Basically, they don't fit.
post #26403 of 29123
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Too tight. Generally across the front. Basically, they don't fit.

The reason I ask is because my thighs have gotten bigger recently from being at the gym. I find that my butt looks better on my trousers, and my waist size has remained the same. However, there is definitely a lot of creasing in the front. It was rather apparent that my pockets were flaring out.


Can a tailor fix this in anyway?

post #26404 of 29123

Are snuff suede shoes supposed to flop since its an unstructured shoe? These are allen edmonds 2nds (Neumok) 

 

 

 

 

post #26405 of 29123
Not normal, not okay.
post #26406 of 29123
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Not normal, not okay.


Jeez, you sound like my therapist. :rimshot:

 

As for those AEs, the ones I tried on in Nordstroms did that. That model has nothing to it other than floppy suede, which is, well, floppy. If a shoe with a lining, or one made out of thicker leather, did that, I'd be concerned.


Edited by YRR92 - 2/6/14 at 8:50pm
post #26407 of 29123
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Either criss-cross or straight bar lacing, with the choice dependent on factors like the formality of the shoes (the more formal the shoe, the more I prefer straight bar lacing) and the number of eyelet pairs (even vs. odd is relevant in straight bar lacing, although there are ways around the issue).

Ian's Shoelace Site has pretty much all the information anyone needs to know (and then some) about lacing shoes.

I do criss cross on open laced shoes, bar on closed lace shoes.
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 


Jeez, you sound like my therapist.

 

As for those AEs, the ones I tried on in Nordstroms did that. That model has nothing to it other than floppy suede, which is, well, floppy. If a shoe with a lining, or one made out of thicker leather, did that, I'd be concerned.

 

I saw the picture on my phone and thought it looked like the welt was separating. On a computer screen it looks much less terrifying. It looks fine to me, maybe a little sloppy, but okay.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

I saw the picture on my phone and thought it looked like the welt was separating. On a computer screen it looks much less terrifying. It looks fine to me, maybe a little sloppy, but okay.


Yeah, looking at it again, the join in the welt (in the first photo) has been done rather badly -- just the kind of cosmetic (but not, I think, structural) defect that sends AEs to the shoebank.

post #26410 of 29123

What are some quality olive parkas from $100 to $400?

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Originally Posted by MMoon24 View Post

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Too tight. Generally across the front. Basically, they don't fit.
The reason I ask is because my thighs have gotten bigger recently from being at the gym. I find that my butt looks better on my trousers, and my waist size has remained the same. However, there is definitely a lot of creasing in the front. It was rather apparent that my pockets were flaring out.


Can a tailor fix this in anyway?

As far as I have been told, if the problem is actually your thighs and not in the seat, not completely. Usually the side seams can't be let out because there's no seam allowance. My tailor told me the best solution is to size up and have the waist and seat taken in. Maybe someone else has a better answer, because I'd be curious to get a second opinion.
post #26412 of 29123
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Originally Posted by tcln1456 View Post

What are some quality olive parkas from $100 to $400?
L.L. Bean's Baxter State Parka might not be a bad choice. A tried-and-true parka from a well established retailer, comfortably within your price range, and I've seen them in olive.

'Course, to a certain extent any advice on parkas will depend on the conditions you expect to face, and the activities in which you'll be engaged. The best parka for a 2 block walk between Metro stop and DC office, may not be the best parka for winter hiking in Alaska. And you've failed to provide any details beyond (1) olive; and (2) $100-400.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

As far as I have been told, if the problem is actually your thighs and not in the seat, not completely. Usually the side seams can't be let out because there's no seam allowance. My tailor told me the best solution is to size up and have the waist and seat taken in. Maybe someone else has a better answer, because I'd be curious to get a second opinion.

Have been told the same.
post #26414 of 29123

So I recently picked up a pair of penny loafers that have a very thin sole. Someone recommended I get a rubber sole protector for them--otherwise water would easily soak through if I got caught in rain or happened to step in a puddle or something. Any truth to this or should I disregard it and keep the leather sole? 

post #26415 of 29123
Leather isn't ideal for the wet but nor is it impractical. Leave them as they are in my opinion.
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