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Hertling MTO Experience

yungchomsky

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So, yesterday I received the first pair from the 2-for-1 MTO order I had originally placed on 8/7. I expected to receive only one pair at first so I could make sure the fit was right before moving forward with the 2nd. However, in their email a few weeks ago, Hertling offered to throw in a pair of chinos since the order took 3 months rather than 3 weeks; those didn't end up being sent.

I got the super 130s hopsack and they seem good overall, but I'm unsure about one aspect of the fit -- what's with the way the pleats stay open? Seems a little odd. I emailed Hertling but haven't heard from them yet, any thoughts?

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So, yesterday I received the first pair from the 2-for-1 MTO order I had originally placed on 8/7. I expected to receive only one pair at first so I could make sure the fit was right before moving forward with the 2nd. However, in their email a few weeks ago, Hertling offered to throw in a pair of chinos since the order took 3 months rather than 3 weeks; those didn't end up being sent.

I got the super 130s hopsack and they seem good overall, but I'm unsure about one aspect of the fit -- what's with the way the pleats stay open? Seems a little odd. I emailed Hertling but haven't heard from them yet, any thoughts?

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That's how they make their pleats I guess. So far, they held up well for me and helped with how the fabric drapes on the front.
 

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That's how they make their pleats I guess. So far, they held up well for me and helped with how the fabric drapes on the front.
It's nice to see people are receiving their orders-I'm still waiting on mine from early August. The example pictures of pleats they have on their site seem pretty similar to yours, so that may be their style as you said.
 

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the pleats aren't "staying open". The creased edge of the pleat has to rotate from being parallel and flat against your body at the waistband to being perpendicular to your leg and form the crease. Nothing irregular here. They hang better than a lot of pleats pictured on SF.
To minimize this rotation to be more subtle you need a fuller thigh/leg.
 

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