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Thanks all for the advice and laughs.  What would be considered the narrowest leg opening without being overly fashion forward (so that I can still be wearing them in a year or 2 or 3)?

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First half of today, color #8 LWB and some cotton/linen pants.

 

 

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The rest of the day: unboxing my new Navy CXL wingtip boots on Plaza, from Yenni at B&M. Very pleased with them. Really awesome makeup, and Yenni is, as always, wonderful to deal with.

 

 

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Decided to wear them for the rest of the day/evening with my (still being broken in) pair of Gustin Oxblood2 denim.

 

 

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Love the pants but I now have to ask why the hell do you need to break in pants...honestly between indigo stains, breaking in, disgusting non washing of jeans..I don't know why anyone goes through all that...of course I only learned what a break in pants was today ...so is that want you meant with "breaking" them in? finding the right spot to do whatever to the bottom of the pants? Can we call them pants or is that taboo....LOL just having some fun...though I really have no idea what breaking in pants does.

 

Boots are stellar congrats!...does anyone know if that is the same leather as Leffots? The Leffots seem much lighter blue -perhaps it is just the light welt.

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Love the pants but I now have to ask why the hell do you need to break in pants...honestly between indigo stains, breaking in, disgusting non washing of jeans..I don't know why anyone goes through all that...of course I only learned what a break in pants was today ...so is that want you meant with "breaking" them in? finding the right spot to do whatever to the bottom of the pants? Can we call them pants or is that taboo....LOL just having some fun...though I really have no idea what breaking in pants does.

 

Boots are stellar congrats!...does anyone know if that is the same leather as Leffots? The Leffots seem much lighter blue -perhaps it is just the light welt.

 

They're just heavier denim than most of my other denim, so they're stiff. Wearing them for a while makes them less stiff. Plus, the waistband needs to loosen up a bit, as well, as when I bought them I didn't realize that Gustin doesn't do "vanity" sizing like most others do, so they're a touch tighter in the waistband that I expected them to be. Incentive to lose a few pounds, I guess.

 

Thank you - do you have the Leffot Greenwich boot, or just looking at pictures online?

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Thanks all for the advice and laughs.  What would be considered the narrowest leg opening without being overly fashion forward (so that I can still be wearing them in a year or 2 or 3)?

 

Go with what you like and what is comfortable for you!

 

I would say around 7.5" minimum ... the Epaulet Walts come in around roughly 8"+ and that's good and versatile (I mostly wear Epaulet pants and Alden shoes). Depends on your waist size, too. You'll probably hear different opinions, but as I said... comfort zone is really important. Feeling good in what you have on is the best.

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Love the pants but I now have to ask why the hell do you need to break in pants...honestly between indigo stains, breaking in, disgusting non washing of jeans..I don't know why anyone goes through all that...of course I only learned what a break in pants was today ...so is that want you meant with "breaking" them in? finding the right spot to do whatever to the bottom of the pants? Can we call them pants or is that taboo....LOL just having some fun...though I really have no idea what breaking in pants does.

 

Boots are stellar congrats!...does anyone know if that is the same leather as Leffots? The Leffots seem much lighter blue -perhaps it is just the light welt.

 

They're just heavier denim than most of my other denim, so they're stiff. Wearing them for a while makes them less stiff. Plus, the waistband needs to loosen up a bit, as well, as when I bought them I didn't realize that Gustin doesn't do "vanity" sizing like most others do, so they're a touch tighter in the waistband that I expected them to be. Incentive to lose a few pounds, I guess.

 

Thank you - do you have the Leffot Greenwich boot, or just looking at pictures online?

 

Thanks for the explanation, I am a bozo when it comes denim and no I don't have that Leffot boot - by time  I decided I might want it they were submited and my size gone. And of course I have no idea what Vanity sizing is LOL

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 I have no idea what Vanity sizing is LOL

 

Ever notice how when you buy a belt, they tell you to buy the belt 2 sizes longer than your pant size? That's partially because of vanity sizing. When you go to the store and try on size 30 pants, they're not actually 30 inches at the waist. They're larger, often by at least a few inches. And over time, clothing has gotten even larger for a given size. So if you have a 32-33" waist, you might wear size 30 in most jeans. Some makers, like Gustin, don't do the vanity sizing thing, so their jeans are smaller in a particular size than the jeans of another maker in that same size.

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And of course I have no idea what Vanity sizing is LOL

"Vanity sizing" = a smaller size than your actual measurement. e.g. size 34 jeans have a larger waist.
True to size = the size you actually are. e.g. if 36" waist buy size 36 jeans.
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If your waist is 36 and you buy 36 jeans you might be ok if jeans stretch. Other pants with no real stretch you want a 37 I would think to button them comfortably and eat a cheeseburger without your buttons popping off. Not sure I'd call a true 37 waist on a 36 pant vanity sizing. Larger yes.
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Ocho Leffot LWB

Id recognize these anywhere! Gilded age from mr porter ?
post #116185 of 122416
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"Vanity sizing" = a smaller size than your actual measurement. e.g. size 34 jeans have a larger waist.
True to size = the size you actually are. e.g. if 36" waist buy size 36 jeans.

 

I was trying on jeans recently, and the girl was trying very hard to get me to move down a waist size.  I said I thought that size was "aspirational."  After she and her coworker stopped laughing, they found the size I was asking for... :)

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First half of today, color #8 LWB and some cotton/linen pants.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

The rest of the day: unboxing my new Navy CXL wingtip boots on Plaza, from Yenni at B&M. Very pleased with them. Really awesome makeup, and Yenni is, as always, wonderful to deal with.


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 


 

A few more photos... (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Decided to wear them for the rest of the day/evening with my (still being broken in) pair of Gustin Oxblood2 denim.

 

 

Fantastic looking LWB, but I got to say, I love the Oxblood/Navy combination. I have seen @bkotsko do it with his Oxbloods and his Vibergs before and it is awesome. Great choice!

 

-Mike

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Fantastic looking LWB, but I got to say, I love the Oxblood/Navy combination. I have seen @bkotsko do it with his Oxbloods and his Vibergs before and it is awesome. Great choice!

 

-Mike


Thanks, Mike!

 

As a side note - where do you guys get your boot laces? Alden's are WAY too long. Doesn't need to be flat, but needs to be nice. Maybe a nice dark brown round lace, or dark brown flat laces. Or something a little lighter - maybe a tan lace to pick up the welt/edge?

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Thanks, Mike!

 

As a side note - where do you guys get your boot laces? Alden's are WAY too long. Doesn't need to be flat, but needs to be nice. Maybe a nice dark brown round lace, or dark brown flat laces. Or something a little lighter - maybe a tan lace to pick up the welt/edge?

Here is a source:  http://shoelacesexpress.com/fashionrounddresslaces.asp

 

54 inches is for boots.

post #116189 of 122416

Whiskey Wednesday. Alden Whiskey Wingtip Balmoral by Alden DC on the Tremont Last.

 

 

 

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-Mike

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Here is a source:  http://shoelacesexpress.com/fashionrounddresslaces.asp

 

54 inches is for boots.

 

I was just about to email you to ask this question. Thanks!

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