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Dress pants getting stuck in back of shoes... help!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by peterparker20, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. peterparker20

    peterparker20 Active Member

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    Hello all--

    I just bought some new wool dress pants and had them hemmed to a slight break.

    Unfortunately, the back of my pant legs are now are getting wedged in the back of my shoe between my sock and the leather with every step I take.

    Anyone have any experience with this or any ideas? It seems fairly uncommon, but now is an annoying problem.


    Should I add more weight to the back of the pant hem? Should I add an extra piece of fabric to the inside so they aren't thin enough to get stuck in my shoe? Should I just take them back to the tailor and tell him to something?

    I know it would be easy not to wear the pants/ shoe combo, but I currently only own one pair of dress shoes, sadly.
     


  2. sportin_life

    sportin_life Senior member

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    Is there a gap in the back of your shoe? It sounds like the length of the pants at the back is just perfect to slip in. Probably need the pants a little longer or little shorter?
     


  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    did you wear the shoes when you've been the tailor?
     


  4. Xenon

    Xenon Senior member

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    You could alter the pant length but ultimately I think your shoes are to loose. It's seems very likely to me that your feet are moving too far forward with every step you take
     


  5. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    This. More than likely you wear a size larger than the length of your foot would normally dictate.
     


  6. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    ich lach mich tot.
     


  7. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    Fritzl: you have 12,014 posts of which: (i) 500 are on the merits of Austrian shoes; (ii) 500 are on why black is the only acceptable choice for shoes; and (iii) 11,014 are laughing at posts and telling the poster he is an idiot. I don't even have to translate your post to know which category it falls under.
     


  8. Lord Mulberry

    Lord Mulberry Senior member

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    Why not have a once step put in them? i.e. longer at the back than the front, usually turned up on the side streams. I have a few pairs of trousers like this.It's great to annoy other people with and besides, you don't want to be like everyone else do you?
     


  9. peterparker20

    peterparker20 Active Member

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    Eh, the fit of the shoes is completely fine - actually a half a size smaller than I normally wear. They are not lose.

    I did wear the same shoes when the pants were being measured to tailor --- I don't think a tailor would have predicted the problem.


    I guess I'll have to find a creative solution, since the problem seems rare but a huge nuisance. The problem is really just a combination of things --- the fabric is light to move a lot while I'm walking, but straight and just heavy enough to slide down a very thin divot between my sock and shoe, and get stuck there.
     


  10. mingus2112

    mingus2112 Senior member

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    Perhaps a picture of the offending pants/shoe combination taken by someone else at shoe level? I would guess this was more a shoe problem than a pants problem but I'd take your word on it if you claim otherwise. With uncuffed pants, my tailor angles the hem towards the back of the shoe. If these had been my pants, with a small break in the front, the pants would be well below the top of my shoes - even while walking. If your shoes fit fine, perhaps it's a combination of only having a super slight break and a straight hem?

    -James
     


  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    thanks for confirming.
     


  12. peterparker20

    peterparker20 Active Member

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    Go do something productive with your time other than stroke yourself on this forum. [​IMG]
     


  13. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Are you sure the shoe fits?
    I'd think your heels are coming up and out of the shoe.
     


  14. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    i'll follow this advice. great idea :nodding:
     


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