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Bespoke Trousers: Current Trend

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Franc Lloyd, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    No I am merely reading what he did type.

    See post number sevben from the OP.

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    Franc Lloyd

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    Words seem very strange? Hmm, pleading guilty as charged, your honor!

    He concedes the point I make.

    May I commend reading the whole thread?
     
  2. jimhones

    jimhones Active Member

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    ^^is all irony lost on you, or just the written kind?
     
  3. jimhones

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    and i did read the whole thread. i am interested in it. exluding the parts where you accuse the OP of some nefarious plot to sell his tailoring services.
     
  4. FlyingMonkey

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    Personally, I have never considered wearing a belt with a suit. It has always seemed wrong. I avoid this first of all by buying suit trousers that actually fit, however because my waist line varies a bit with whether it's race season or not (I'm a runner and triathlete), I much prefer suit trousers with side adjusters and/or buttons for braces (if part of a 3-piece), so I'm glad both are becoming more common again.
     
  5. jimhones

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    I've not yet graduated to a point where I feel.comfortable without a belt, and i dont need it to keep my trousers up. I feel, for me, the outfit is unfinished without one.
     
  6. Itsuo

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    Millerp, good point. I guess it never hurts to ask.


    So I have a few follow up questions on side-braces:

    Are they considered any more or less formal than a traditional set up with a belt?

    Are they only to be incorporated onto suit pants? (Or pants that you expect to always have them covered with a jacket.) Or are they also okay for odd trousers?

    Thanks to everyone for the input.
     
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    Given the hideous contrasting cuff buttonholes in his avatar, I'm guessing he's a MTMer.



    The OP certainly had the feel of an unctuous ad. If you're here to drum up business, be upfront about it.

    If it's about imparting knowledge, I think you'll soon find that SF has seen side tabs before.
     
  8. Zac Duncan

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    a neat simple good quality pants without belt-loops is my fav
     
  9. stupendous

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    I have begun to like, more and more, trousers wihtout belt loops, but do not have these in abundance at the moment. There are two reasons: 1. I live in the tropics, where odd trousers, shirt and tie are standard CBD, and odd trousers generally do not come off the rack with side adjusters (there are some brands; it's just not common); and 2) my weight has fluctuated a bit this year and, with it, my waistline. I'm not sure I could keep my pants up without a belt!

    Tha being said, they do form a cleaner line, and tend to come across, even if you are not a clothes junkie, to be special.
     
  10. VRaivio

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    Some months ago I gave suspenders a go and haven't looked back since. Much more comfortable than stiff, suffocating belts. Loopless waistbands have clear lines, cuffs both give eyes something to look at and help the fabric drape better. These are details too few makers offer in RTW.
     
  11. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have some suits and pants that were my fathers.
    these have self fabric belts.

    I really like the look. Sadly, The last fabric beltmaker, I know of, closed years ago.
    I was just given the name of a beltmaker who can do self fabric, so I will have to report back.
     

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