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adding a hip pocket

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brainchild, May 15, 2010.

  1. brainchild

    brainchild Senior member

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    I am in the market for a handful of mid-range RTW suits available as separates (as I have a 4" drop). I absolutely insist on several features, including DV jackets and FF trousers. Charles Tyrwhitt's offerings fit the bill (and I am impressed by functional cuffs and a floating canvas), but I am annoyed that all the trousers have only a single hip (rear) pocket. I am wondering whether a competent tailor would be able to add a second, and if so, how substantial I might expect to be his fee.
     
  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    I am in the market for a handful of mid-range RTW suits available as separates (as I have a 4" drop). I absolutely insist on several features, including DV jackets and FF trousers. Charles Tyrwhitt's offerings fit the bill (and I am impressed by functional cuffs and a floating canvas), but I am annoyed that all the trousers have only a single hip (rear) pocket. I am wondering whether a competent tailor would be able to add a second, and if so, how substantial I might expect to be his fee.

    You are quite right to demand this feature but it might be difficult and it is unlikely that enough material can be garnered from the garment. Ask the supplier if a piece of material 'suitable for any future repairs' might be supplied. Repairs should be the last thing in your mind but their might be sufficient to undertake this desirable change.

    If it has cuffs then removing them might well provide sufficeint cloth.

    I have no clue on costs but it should not be that expensive as it is an easy alteration.
     
  3. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    If you like Tyrwhitt try TM Lewin
     
  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I am in the market for a handful of mid-range RTW suits available as separates (as I have a 4" drop). I absolutely insist on several features, including DV jackets and FF trousers. Charles Tyrwhitt's offerings fit the bill (and I am impressed by functional cuffs and a floating canvas), but I am annoyed that all the trousers have only a single hip (rear) pocket. I am wondering whether a competent tailor would be able to add a second, and if so, how substantial I might expect to be his fee.

    Just be forewarned that working buttonholes means (in 99% of cases) that any adjustments to the sleeve length has to be done from the shoulder, which is not inexpensive. As well, anything above a $300 jacket will normally utilize a 'floating chest piece', since every jacket on earth (other than the rare unlined) utilizes some sort of 'canvas', where that canvas is glued or stitched.


    If you like Tyrwhitt try TM Lewin

    This. TM Lewin is cheaper, has a bigger cloth / pattern selection and utilizes non-fused cuffs / collar.
     
  5. jemcgarvey

    jemcgarvey Well-Known Member

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    If they're not fused, then what do you call ripply lapels that have come unglued inside?
     
  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Charles Tyrwhitt's offerings fit the bill (and I am impressed by functional cuffs and a floating canvas), but I am annoyed that all the trousers have only a single hip (rear) pocket.

    If two front and one rear pocket are insufficient trouser storage, have you considered this?

    [​IMG]

    Note that this version fits a handgun, and is popular among English tailors.


    - B
     
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    If they're not fused, then what do you call ripply lapels that have come unglued inside?

    Fused = glued. I don't understand your post, please elaborate. [​IMG]
     
  8. brainchild

    brainchild Senior member

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    You are quite right to demand this feature but it might be difficult and it is unlikely that enough material can be garnered from the garment. Ask the supplier if a piece of material 'suitable for any future repairs' might be supplied. Repairs should be the last thing in your mind but their might be sufficient to undertake this desirable change.

    If it has cuffs then removing them might well provide sufficeint cloth.

    I have no clue on costs but it should not be that expensive as it is an easy alteration.


    Good suggestion about asking for additional material. Would excess from the trouser hem be adequate for this purpose?

    If you like Tyrwhitt try TM Lewin

    Thanks!

    Just be forewarned that working buttonholes means (in 99% of cases) that any adjustments to the sleeve length has to be done from the shoulder, which is not inexpensive. As well, anything above a $300 jacket will normally utilize a 'floating chest piece', since every jacket on earth (other than the rare unlined) utilizes some sort of 'canvas', where that canvas is glued or stitched.

    As I understand, "floating chest piece" means "full canvas construction". Am I mistaken?
     
  9. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    As well, anything above a $300 jacket will normally utilize a 'floating chest piece', since every jacket on earth (other than the rare unlined) utilizes some sort of 'canvas', where that canvas is glued or stitched.

    If it's glued then it's hardly 'floating' is it...
     
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    jemcgarvey Well-Known Member

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    Fused = glued. I don't understand your post, please elaborate. [​IMG]


    The lapels are ripply, no longer flat, and you can pull the front and back pieces of each lapel apart and it makes a tearing sound, as in brittle glue that has decayed.
     
  12. Kazou

    Kazou Senior member

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    If you like Tyrwhitt try TM Lewin

    TMLewin is also having a suit sale at the moment. They emailed this code to me for an extra 10% off . At checkout enter this code SUITS2 I got it yesterday and ends Monday at 9am UK time (or so they claim)
     
  13. jemcgarvey

    jemcgarvey Well-Known Member

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    I actually love their ties and shirts... I wish the sale applied to Belgium...
     

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