alternative to adjustable side tabs....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Toiletduck, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    Hi guys,

    Just yesterday I saw a pair of trousers with one adjustable tab right at the back of the trousers. I remember seeing this before but I'm never seen them mentioned on this forum. I thought it looked very interesting...do tailors offer this feature on their pants?



    anyone have thoughts/experience/opinions on this?
     


  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    .do tailors offer this feature on their pants?


    Sure, but it's not that popular. I had it on a pair of trousers when I was a kid and I recall that it could be uncomfortable when seated.
     


  3. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    These are really not very functional by themselves, and usually they are found on trousers made to be worn with braces. I don't like them either, because of their tendency to dig into the back.
     


  4. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    I think I know what you're talking about. The fishtailed high back trousers from the 1930s?
     


  5. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    i dont think they necessarily fishtail. The pair i saw were like plain side tab ones except with one back tab. I guess it was a modern take on that. does anyone know the proper name to this feature so i can google? [​IMG]
     


  6. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Rear adjustable buckle. They're not uncommon. Even Gucci had some trousers with them a couplk eseasons back.
     


  7. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    More normally associated with trousers cut for braces & having a plain waistband.

    Two side adjusters are preferable about on or tothe rear of the hips.
     


  8. gza

    gza Senior member

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    Known as a buckle- or cinchback, they're also a classic feature on jeans, especially those made for workers. As for non-denim trousers, I've only seen them on designer stuff.

    I agree they can be uncomfortable.
     


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    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Only seen such a thing once, on a pair of vintage trousers from the 40s.
     


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