- Sep 5, 2014
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+1 on a wilhelm shape, need something for us thicc boys
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The rivets did not work for me when I tried them in the past. It has been a long time since I have seen you do anything with the Sandow fit; have you abandoned that one? At least offer a Wilhelm. Otherwise, I like the idea of a pair or two of garment-dyed denim. I have gotten similar products before from cheaper brands but always wanted something that felt a little higher quality.
Haha I absolutely understand the Thicc issues that you guys face. So here's the story from my side:+1 on a wilhelm shape, need something for us thicc boys
DAYUMMM.... those look awesome! What a boss pairing together.
Haha yeah, it's been surprisingly cold here too in the mornings. I've been wearing Cosmic Thunderbird sweatpants myself in the mornings when I take my daughter to school.No fit pic (lol) but I sure did enjoy my Epaulet sweatpants this morning on my walk. Mmmmmm morning rain in LA. Definitely my favorite time of the year. Get to break out all the sweaters!
No. I can not believe this. I have both Wilhelms and Sandows in the same size, and they don't feel the same at all. The most obvious difference is the Wilhelms have way more rise.1) The Sandow and the Wilhelm are essentially the same fit. Wilhelm seemed to be a better name, so that's what we went with. That's going to be the name of our larger-fit RTC trouser too.
You could count me for a pair of Wilhelm in size 31. Wearing my trusty cotton twill khaki Wilhelm todayHaha I absolutely understand the Thicc issues that you guys face. So here's the story from my side:
1) The Sandow and the Wilhelm are essentially the same fit. Wilhelm seemed to be a better name, so that's what we went with. That's going to be the name of our larger-fit RTC trouser too.
2) This jean concept will be fairly mass-produced (150 units minimum per cut), and to date, I've had a difficult time maintaining an active customer base of stock Wilhelm guys.
It's a bit strange, as the Rudy/Wilhelm makes up about 25% of our custom orders, but stock items are often pretty difficult to sell. The return rate is really high as well, as guys with larger legs will have fairly varied physiques.. and just because the chinos fit in the thighs doesn't mean that they also fit in the waist.
3) So I doubt that we'd have a Wilhelm option for these, at least in the early days, but I am developing a new stock resource for inexpensive biz-caz trousers and chinos with much smaller minimums. If I could bring in 36 pairs of Wilhelms, I'd do it in a second. It's the larger quantities that are especially difficult.
DAYUMMM.... those look awesome! What a boss pairing together.
Haha yeah, it's been surprisingly cold here too in the mornings. I've been wearing Cosmic Thunderbird sweatpants myself in the mornings when I take my daughter to school.
@nd1nd2nd3 Thanks! So we're in the midst of re-doing the RTC presentation, but three things:Are the suiting fabric options up-to-date? I’m in need of a new suit - are you about to release any new options?
Thank you so much Sam!! Thanks for all of your support and enjoy those beautiful shirts!Just a quick shout out to Eva and Ming for an excellent customer service experience. Had an issue with sleeve length on some made-to-order shirts but they got it sorted with no fuss. Very much appreciated, team.
Sorry, already sent those off to LuxeSwap. I'll definitely post links here once they're live, though.
For the weight loss, I did a 4 week pause on added sugars. Outside of that, I'm generally adhering to the 16/8 intermittent fasting unless I wake up really hungry and mostly leaving the wine and whisky for weekends. That was enough to for me to drop about 15lbs over a couple months and it's stayed off for about 4 months now so I'm apt to believe it's gonna be permanent.
Just wanted to congratulate both of these guys for the weight loss testimonials that they posted on our B&S thread. One silver lining to the COVID shitshow is that a lot of people have been able to reevaluate their lifestyles and get on a healthier track. I've heard similar stories from a lot of customers, and it's a great thing. If anyone ever wants to post about health/fitness/wellness/whatever on the thread please go ahead!Just wanted to chime in that I went through something similar around the time I burned 40 (I'm near 50 now) where high cholesterol and blood sugar labs made me take my body's health seriously for the first time, ever. I would say the two things that made the biggest difference in regards to weight was 1) cutting down on carbs (but not going full zero carb) and 2) as Duke Silver mentioned, 16/8 intermittent fasting (i.e. 16 hours fasting, 8 hour window to eat). The summer I started, I dropped ~25 pounds and have maintained the same, new weight for almost a decade now. (It's also what brought me to this forum because I needed a whole new wardrobe and needed ideas of how to start!)
Obviously, "your mileage may vary" but I will say that the thing about intermittent fasting that works is simply how it almost naturally leads to calorie restriction because many folks aren't going to try to pack in the same amount of calories into an 8 hour eating day vs.16 hour one. I never was much of a breakfast eater but once I stopped snacking after 8pm, that became a major way in which I was reducing my daily calorie intake without consciously trying to (I don't count calories in the least).
Hope that you all are well and thanks for all of the notes and feedback. I want to be transparent about things so I'll break this into four sections:
1) We've been in regular contact with @thegenius throughout this process, and I sincerely apologize for the issues that he's had. For his specific trousers -- which were custom Wilhelms -- we've actually paid for both the fabric and the make on them twice. They are scheduled to ship out to us from Rochester around the end of next week.
Our first time was last year in Los Angeles. You guys might recall that we did an order round for custom Rivets and Wilhelms. These had to be cut a small sample room as our usual factory cannot make individual pants, just jackets. They took fabric and payment for about 25 pairs of Wilhelms and then closed up shop. There's actually a pair of Natural Sashiko trousers in there for Ming as well... which he bought months before he started working with us.
We kept trying to get them done last year and eventually settled on sending the cloth and orders to Hertling. They should have arrived this past Summer along with the 70-odd pants that we successfully received from hertling, but none of the Wilhelms were made. That fabric, and the payment for those units, was lost once again. When we buy stuff at wholesale like this, we pay via a bank transfer, so there is no chargeback or real recourse. It's not a ton of money or a ton of units, but it did anger and inconvenience quite a few of our customers.
The ball is now in Hickey Freeman's court. We have around 30 trousers leaving next week, which will largely be super old backorders from this ill-fated Wilhelm round and some lost Southwick & Hertling units. We are keeping track of any and all unfulfilled orders and no one is going to get cheated out of their product. They're also the best pants maker that we've ever used, so I'm happy to say that the final product will be superior to both the LA and Hertling units that were originally scheduled.