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Just Bought Incotex

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bachbeet, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. bachbeet

    bachbeet Well-Known Member

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    Just got these all cotton dress pants in sort of light slate blue (blue-gray?) color. My first pair of Incotex. Excellent!

    I brought them to the tailor for hemming and asked him about that loop in the front near the waist. I noticed it on a pair of Brioni suit pants and wondered what it was for. He said it was to put the clasp (?) through to prevent sliding up or down of the belt. Of course! Great idea! How many here already knew this? Be honest.
     
  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Well-Known Member

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    How many here already knew this? Be honest.


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  3. Teacher

    Teacher Well-Known Member

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    I did; however, I admit that I had a pair of pants with this feature for a while before I discovered what the hell this thing did. I thought it was there to wipe after I peed.[​IMG]
     
  4. epa

    epa Well-Known Member

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    How many here already knew this? Be honest.
    I didn't. Actually, it happens that I was trying on a pair of Zegna flanel trousers the other day, and the salesman was praising some details of those trousers, including that thing, and I actually wondered what the **** it was meant to be used for. I actually thought that it was some silly ornament...
    Your are supposed to learn something new everyday, here it is 8:25 a.m. local time and I have already learnt that piece of something new for today.
     
  5. teddieriley

    teddieriley Well-Known Member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    I thought it was there to wipe after I peed.[​IMG]
    Not a bad guess. I have a 12x15 inch piece of extra cloth on the front of my pants to do the wiping. It's just barely big enough to do the job. [​IMG]
     
  6. pinchi22

    pinchi22 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for enlightening me. I thought it was purely decorative!
     
  7. Dragon

    Dragon Well-Known Member

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    Wow...I love browsing this forum!

    I didn`t even know that that loop existed until my wife asked me about it.[​IMG]
     
  8. lifersfc

    lifersfc Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up my first few pairs of Incotex and I too was wondering what the hell that little tab was for! It makes perfect sense.
     
  9. mumbojumbo

    mumbojumbo Well-Known Member

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    ... to prevent sliding up or down of the belt. ...

    I was aware of this and it also (or is this the core purpose?) keeps the buckle always in the center (almost no horizontal sliding).
     
  10. kabert

    kabert Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad guess. I have a 12x15 inch piece of extra cloth on the front of my pants to do the wiping. It's just barely big enough to do the job. [​IMG]

    [... wiping tears from laughing...]
     
  11. johninla

    johninla Well-Known Member

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    I did know about the loop and the amazing things is it works!
     
  12. Carey

    Carey Well-Known Member

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    Loop also is on E. Zegna's. Have it, knew it, use it.
     
  13. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    I think a lot of the Zegna's are in fact made by Incotex. I like the loop, and have seen it on quite a few of my Italian made pants. It feels strange to wear pants and a belt now that do not have it.
     
  14. romafan

    romafan Well-Known Member

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    I think a lot of the Zegna's are in fact made by Incotex. I like the loop, and have seen it on quite a few of my Italian made pants. It feels strange to wear pants and a belt now that do not have it.

    I had a similar (opposite kind of ) experience. I have a nice black croc belt w/ a solid sterling silver buckle. The tightening system is a belt-wide bar that you fold in to position when the belt is at the proper level of taughtness (i.e. no clasp) - very nice belt that I always wore to complete an especially sharp ensemble if I were wearing black shoes. First time I wore it w/ 'looped' Italian trousers it felt very strange not having a 'clasp' to pass through the loop. Even w/ the belt cinched securely it felt like the buckle was sliding all over the place!
     
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    thinman Well-Known Member

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    Loop also is on E. Zegna's. Have it, knew it, use it.

    Ditto. But only because the topic has come up on the forum before.
     
  16. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    I knew about the loop but I never use it; just too inconvenient.

    I love the Incotex trouser. They are very comfy and well made.
     
  17. tsherry

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    Isaia suits have them. Tailor doing the alterations had to tell me what it was.
     

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