Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I hate how cords and other cotton trousers don't hold a crease, so I tried sewing a permanent one. Left leg has the crease, right leg not yet, for comparison. Thought you guys might like to see it. I might just do this for all of my cotton and linen trousers.

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  2. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    You cray.

    Also you need socks.

    Also also I love those loafers (JF, right?)
     
  3. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    I'm not actually wearing shoes at the moment. Just put them on quickly for the pic, and I knew someone was going to comment on it. Yep, they're JF.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    Is anyone here a 36R or 37R? I found an amazing lot of 4 vintage NWT suits on fleabay that I'd like a noodler to pick up. (Rather than posting it forum-wide)

    PM me for details. You're gonna want to see this one
     
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  5. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    @schmidtdalton13 you should hit him up!
     
  6. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Monkeyface:

    Didn't @NickPollica do something similar with pintucked moleskins?
     
  7. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    @Monkeyface, that's a nice jacket, but it is effectively as easy to match as any navy or blue jacket.

    @heldentenor has a similar blue gunclub jacket

    Maybe I'll make a special section for navy patterned jackets...
     
  8. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Yeah, I saw that when I was googling for some info. Couldn't find anything that was helpful though, so I just winged it. Finished the grey cords, now doing my cream cords. I think I'm going to ask Luxire to do this on all my future trousers, perhaps even on wool ones. Sitting behind my desk all day always causes the crease on the knees to disappear.

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  9. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Correct. We actually sell a model called the pintuck that we did in moleskin this season. Its my favorite pant at the moment. Edward Sexton does this on a lot if his tailoring as well.
     
  10. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Those moleskin pants look awesome. Is this the way to do it, or is the stitching done differently?
     
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    EliodA Senior member

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    MF, though I admire your creativity, skills and effort, I'm not sure I like the result. Looks a bit contrived and too OCD to me. Why not accept the inherent qualities of the fabrics? Part of why cords and moleskin work in looking less formal is precisely because they don't look so crisp as wool. Just my 2 rupiah...
     
  12. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Because I like the texture of the farbic, but not how it drapes. This is how they look after just 10 minutes of wearing them:

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  13. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    But those pants can have a single pleat or have this, I don't see the harm IMHO. If it makes him happy to do this to his pants instead of having to press and have it fall out then sure. It's certainly nothing new!

    MF, I wonder what it'll do after a wash, no?
     
  14. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Yeah, I've seen plenty of single/double pleated cords, some creased and some uncreased. The heavier ones seem to keep their crease relatively well. Mine, unfortunately, do not. I've seen plenty of people on here complain about linen or linen blend fabrics not holding a crease, so this would be the perfect solution for that. You don't really notice it has been stiched, unless I'm standing perfectly still and you're only a feet or two away.

    Washing won't be a problem, as I don't wash my trousers. I usually have them dry cleaned once a year. I wear each pair less than once a week, so they're not used too frequently.
     
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  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I saw Sexton stitched the crease on a donegal suit, and it looked good there. I think it's best on a variegated fabric so that the stitching blends in a bit.
     

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