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post #23026 of 57223
What do you all think about getting a second pair of pants made for a suit that have adjusters/bracers buttons, as well as the first pair with normal belt loops. Good idea as a way to add some versatility?

I'm worried that I might end up preferring one over the other resulting in uneven wear. I suppose I could always add loops to the second pair if I didn't like it...
post #23027 of 57223
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

What do you all think about getting a second pair of pants made for a suit that have adjusters/bracers buttons, as well as the first pair with normal belt loops. Good idea as a way to add some versatility?
I'm worried that I might end up preferring one over the other resulting in uneven wear. I suppose I could always add loops to the second pair if I didn't like it...

i think that's a great idea.

i don't wear belts except for chino's and jeans but i think it's a smart option.
post #23028 of 57223
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

What do you all think about getting a second pair of pants made for a suit that have adjusters/bracers buttons, as well as the first pair with normal belt loops. Good idea as a way to add some versatility?
I'm worried that I might end up preferring one over the other resulting in uneven wear. I suppose I could always add loops to the second pair if I didn't like it...

If I had the option, I'd get side adjusters rather than loops on all my trou. I dunno, what is the upside to having to wear a belt?
post #23029 of 57223
I prefer side adjusters myself.
post #23030 of 57223
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

What do you all think about getting a second pair of pants made for a suit that have adjusters/bracers buttons, as well as the first pair with normal belt loops. Good idea as a way to add some versatility?
I'm worried that I might end up preferring one over the other resulting in uneven wear. I suppose I could always add loops to the second pair if I didn't like it...

I brought this up during my last PJ commission; Tom quickly talked me out of it...
post #23031 of 57223
I have only owned one suit that had no belt loops - an RLPL one about two years ago. I didn't really like it at the time, I like the way the belt breaks up the body - I know some people have a complete opposite view though.

I don't want to re-open that can of worms, though, since it's purely personal preference.

When you own a pair of trousers with side tabs and internal bracers buttons you don't have to wear bracers with them every time, right? ie if you don't want to make that statement every day, they work just fine without.

As I understand it, a tailor can add belt loops (and internal bracers buttons) to a pair of trousers that have side tabs, but it is not possible to add side tabs to a pair of trousers with just belt loops - is this correct?
post #23032 of 57223
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

I have only owned one suit that had no belt loops - an RLPL one about two years ago. I didn't really like it at the time, I like the way the belt breaks up the body - I know some people have a complete opposite view though.
I don't want to re-open that can of worms, though, since it's purely personal preference.
When you own a pair of trousers with side tabs and internal bracers buttons you don't have to wear bracers with them every time, right? ie if you don't want to make that statement every day, they work just fine without.
As I understand it, a tailor can add belt loops (and internal bracers buttons) to a pair of trousers that have side tabs, but it is not possible to add side tabs to a pair of trousers with just belt loops - is this correct?

All of my PJ pants have side tabs and buttons for suspenders but I have never actually worn suspenders with them.
post #23033 of 57223
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

As I understand it, a tailor can add belt loops (and internal bracers buttons) to a pair of trousers that have side tabs, but it is not possible to add side tabs to a pair of trousers with just belt loops - is this correct?

I imagine that if you were to source additional fabric in the same material as the trouser, you would be able to have a tailor add side adjusters on your trousers, and remove the belt loops.
post #23034 of 57223
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

If I had the option, I'd get side adjusters rather than loops on all my trou. I dunno, what is the upside to having to wear a belt?

Keeps belly fat in place when you are not a slim line 20+ year old.
Edited by meister - 12/11/12 at 8:21pm
post #23035 of 57223
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

If I had the option, I'd get side adjusters rather than loops on all my trou. I dunno, what is the upside to having to wear a belt?

Belts are better on odd trousers and jackets as the line is somewhat broken up anyway and the belt contributes to the less formal or contrasting pieces look - side adjusters and higher rise can look a bit off and/or too formal. With suits the line is better extended without the contrast of the belt material and colour interrupting.

Some people - depending how they are built - hips etc - do better with a belt than side (or back ) adjusters. Side straps can slip more than belts. There is the option, rarely seen these days, of a "tunnel" of same/self material around top of trousers - a continuous belt loop if you like - waist band - that will conceal most of a belt except buckle. There is also the option of a self belt made out of trouser material.
post #23036 of 57223
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Keepsd belly fat in place when you are not a slim line 20+ year old.

I don't think that would apply to anyone on a forum meister.
post #23037 of 57223
Last night while clearing out the back shed I found a Sam Browne belt which my old man bought back from the middle east in 1941. It's been packed away for years and I found that the belt fitted a couple of pairs of shorts, which have wide loops.

Seeing its at least 70 years old the $64 dollar question is should I polish the brass bucked and belt stud and then give the belt a good going over with leather conditioner, this will no doubt darken it, its still in very good nic, so I am not sure what course of action to take.

Opinions?
post #23038 of 57223
I'm not sure if it will darken it much.

If you want to avoid that you can give it a drink in the reverse side instead of the show side. Just try a few inches of it.
post #23039 of 57223

on the topic of lack of alterations tailors, I'm considering making a trip down to Sydney to have a couple of jackets fixed up. I've lost all faith in the "tailors" round Newcastle. The one place that describes itself as a proper tailor instead of just alterationist doesn't seem to understand the basics of fit in the slightest and thinks it appropriate to take all jackets in from the centre seam wherever possible...

 

Is there somewhere in Sydney that I can go who should be able to do a decent job at waist suppression and jacket shortening. I'm tossing up whether it is worth touching the jacket I have or just trying to sell it on. I remember hearing something about M & R tailors somewhere in the city?
 

post #23040 of 57223
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I'm not sure if it will darken it much.
If you want to avoid that you can give it a drink in the reverse side instead of the show side. Just try a few inches of it.

Recently uses Oakbark leather conditioner to deepen the colour of a belt I got from the UK to good effect. The reverse is well worn the front has faded will post a pic of tonight.
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