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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Quarrel

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    Thanks kopo - I'll check it out.
     


  2. fairlynerdy

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    @Quarrel Shockoe, Gustin, 3sixteen, Left Field, Levi's, and many others all make a proper mid-rise cut that won't, you know, advertise your religion. What is your price range and build?
     


  3. Quarrel

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    thanks fairlynerdy -- I do feel as though some cuts threaten to reveal all. Some of them feel rightish at first, but then they start to move downward and the shirt comes out and are just generally uncomfortable. I'd say I have a pretty normal guy body (roughly 5'11" 190) a little thick around the middle, but generally a 33 sometimes 34 waist and 30 length.

    Price isn't much of an issue - I wear (wore) Bonobos straight cut, but the straight cut seems to have shrunk over time - rise, thighs, calves, and opening all too small now for my taste. I wear Jean Shop Rocker for my sort of weekends, but they're a little loose and probably not quite right to dress up a bit. I tried a Levi's 505 and found them too big and a new 501 and found them uncomfortably small in the legs.

    So that's the story -- I'll check out your suggestions and if you reccommend anything particular after learning the above, I'd greatly appreciate it.
     


  4. fairlynerdy

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    I'm a similar height / weight / waist and have big quads and calves, so I suspect anything that will work for me will work for you. Any of the brands I mentioned above should be good. The Shockoe relaxed fit and 3sixteen will be narrower leg openings and the Gustin straight and Left Field Greasers (and Brave Star True Straight, which I forgot to mention, also good) wider. Worth calling out these are all raw denim, so they will be stiff as hell when you first get them versus prewashed denim like Bonobos. Wash them to soften them up if you need to.

    Hope that's helpful!
     


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    Does anyone know if dress shoe width changes from size 11UK to 11.5UK?
     


  6. SimonC

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    Yes - although it will differ by manufacturer, the same width designation (‘D’, ‘E’ etc) increases in width measurement as the shoe size increases.

    Normally there is about 3/16” difference in width designations, and about the same between the same nominal width designation in two adjacent shoe sizes.
     


  7. cakv

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    Thank you. Do you know if length change is approx 0.5cm or 1/6" for European shoes? Carmina told me 2cm for half size increases but that doesn't sound right. Looking to size up a half size in Carmina but it's hard to find shoes to try on in person.
     
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