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Flat front advice needed

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manic, May 25, 2006.

  1. Manic

    Manic Active Member

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    Good day all,

    I'm new-ish here. Great forum. For once in my life I don't feel out of place because I am into clothing.

    Anyway, to my question.

    Flat front pants... I wear them often but I tend to have a problem with some of the tighter fitting "italian" styled pants (D&G mostly) causing my.... ummmm.... ermmmmm.... package, to really stand out.

    Honestly it's sort of embarrassing.[​IMG]

    With my frame and body type, the lower waist and snug fit work very well. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any decent brands that fit in the nether regions, and still manage to have a bit of a snug upper leg and low waist.
     


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    Have you had them let out at all?
     


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    Have you had them let out at all?

    Crap, I misread that initially as in, uhm, you know, had them let out [​IMG]
    Anyway, I agree. If there is surplus material you can have them loosened.
     


  4. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    You could buy them a size up on the waist, and have a tailor take them back in which will still leave the crotch area a tad roomier than if you had bought your correct size.
     


  5. Manic

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    My tailor basically told me he could let them out in the crotch a bit. But it would affect the overall fit in the hip and leg area.

    His big joke was to just sew another leg on them... and no skalogre... I haven't had them let out[​IMG]

    I'll think about buying them a size bigger and getting them taken down like Smart mentioned, but I don't know if I would still achieve the same perfect fit everywhere else. But I think that is the way I will have to go.

    I was hoping that there was a designer out there who realized that men, are not all shaped like 12 year old boys in that area.

    Oh well... I guess it's a curse I can live with. [​IMG]

    Thanks guys
     


  6. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    My tailor basically told me he could let them out in the crotch a bit. But it would affect the overall fit in the hip and leg area.

    His big joke was to just sew another leg on them... and no skalogre... I haven't had them let out[​IMG]

    I'll think about buying them a size bigger and getting them taken down like Smart mentioned, but I don't know if I would still achieve the same perfect fit everywhere else. But I think that is the way I will have to go.

    I was hoping that there was a designer out there who realized that men, are not all shaped like 12 year old boys in that area.

    Oh well... I guess it's a curse I can live with. [​IMG]

    Thanks guys

    I think it's more that D&G like to emphasize "that area" (cf. a quote from one of them that their jeans are meant to show off "the ass of a man").

    Welcome to the forum BTW.
     


  7. Manic

    Manic Active Member

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    I think it's more that D&G like to emphasize "that area"

    Thanks for the welcome!

    As for D&G putting a little emphasis on the "area", I figured as much. The problem is;
    1. It's more than emphasis... It seriously looks like I have a pair of socks in my pants.
    2. It's not just D&G. Even my el cheapo Kenneth Cole's (swear words, I know) do the same. As do some of my other flat fronts.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm ok with a little emphasis on the goodies. But when it starts to draw attention from strange women, it gets more than a little embarrassing.

    I did go shopping tonight and tried on some D&G's in a size larger. With a little tailoring they should be better. Not great. But much better.

    I don't know why I am even bothering with all of this. Tight fitted flat fronts are pretty much on the way out anyway.[​IMG]
     


  8. acidboy

    acidboy Stylish Dinosaur

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    a non-pleated pair of pants is a very dangerous thing. just look at this guy below: [​IMG]
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Another option would be to wear different underwear with those pants. I have some Calvin Klein synthetic "trunks" (like boxers, kind of, but shorter) that help to avoid this problem.
     


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    Looks like tenting more than a boner. [​IMG] j: I wouldn't be surprised about the jeans, though most brands of jeans do this anyways if you have a slimmer fit. In that GQ article you're quoting from, I think he was saying their suit trousers are meant to do that.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Looks like tenting more than a boner. [​IMG] j: I wouldn't be surprised about the jeans, though most brands of jeans do this anyways if you have a slimmer fit. In that GQ article you're quoting from, I think he was saying their suit trousers are meant to do that.
    You may be right. Someone read it aloud to me and it's been kind of a running joke ever since.

    Although I'd have to say that unless specifically designed to do so, most jeans do not show off "the ass of a man" very well, being anti-fit for comfort's sake. And I am fine with this.
     


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    Not a pleat. Not sure what it is.

    [​IMG]
     


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    a non-pleated pair of pants is a very dangerous thing. just look at this guy below:

    [​IMG]


    I fail to see how Hilary does that to him. There must be an intern off the left somewhere that we cannot see.
     


  15. Manic

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    a non-pleated pair of pants is a very dangerous thing. just look at this guy below:

    [​IMG]


    God bless America.[​IMG]

    Fortunately for me, my flat fronts are too snug to get that kind of "leverage".

    Unfortunately, there isn't enough room in them for.... ummmm.... expansion of any sort.[​IMG]

    I ended up buying a pair of D&G's one size larger and have already dropped them off to be tailored. I'm hoping it works.
     


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