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My Panta Endorsement.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by w.o.e.is.me., Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Metlin

    Metlin Well-Known Member

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    Great ensemble!
     
  2. sharks9022

    sharks9022 Well-Known Member

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    SC fits great IMO. Liking the lapels and elbow patches.
     
  3. sartorialism

    sartorialism Well-Known Member

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    SC fits great IMO. Liking the lapels and elbow patches.

    I like the jacket, but I have to disagree about the fit. It's just too small. Nice to see A&B doing well.
     
  4. chasingred

    chasingred Well-Known Member

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    I can see many folks on this board that have an eye toward more classic styling cringe at the way some of your clothes fit, and of course fit is all part of style, blah blah blah...but at the end of the day, you have such a cool vibe and swagger as part of your style and your ability to put things together makes others with their perfectly draping pants, divot-less shoulders, soporific ties and draped chests look irrelevant. Of course, you'd look that much better if you addressed some of the fit issues. [​IMG]

    The thing I like about Panta the best is the imagination in the fabrics offered. Some really neat stuff that you really can't find anywhere else (at least I can't) but isn't so out there that I wouldn't wear it.

    Agreed. Woe's jacket is a bit tight, but he has an uncanny knack for pulling things off even when something is really off. I believe he used to have a bit of a problem with his collars, but that didn't stop him from still pulling off better fits than 99.99% of the posters here. FWIW, I think his jacket would fit much better if he hadn't stuffed a scarf underneath.

    Also agree about Panta's fabrics. You just can't beat the material that Ed's pants come in.
     
  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Panta fabric is mostly jobber fabric.

    It probably give him latitude to try all sorts of interesting things you can't do when you are selling to the buyers for major department stores.
     
  6. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't seem too small to me; a little less waist suppression, perhaps, but the fit looks pretty awesome.
     
  7. ginlimetonic

    ginlimetonic Well-Known Member

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    looks very satorial/satorical ..whatever.. personally i feel fit is consistently a bit small, but looks pleasing.

    only qualm is the orange gloves- was it necessary in this ensemble? Looks like you're trying too hard to constrast colors. If you take off the gloves, as you would need to when indoors, showing some cuff, watch and bare hands would be more natural.
     
  8. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Well-Known Member

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    Great colors, glad to see the G&G's fit so well!!
     
  9. fritzl

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    [​IMG]


    ...time for a stop at b.nelson to have the toe plates done...
     
  10. dshell

    dshell Well-Known Member

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    oh word button fly?

    The pair of panta I own have have a button fly. I'm not actually enamored with them. Its like the buttons are weirdly spaced so that it pulls in an odd way. At first I'd thought that it was just the way they were lying down, but the oddness is actually exacerbated in three dimensions. I'm thinking of having my tailor put in a zip... which seems like such a retro-grade step. Still, the fabric is nice enough.
     
  11. chasingred

    chasingred Well-Known Member

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    The pair of panta I own have have a button fly. I'm not actually enamored with them. Its like the buttons are weirdly spaced so that it pulls in an odd way. At first I'd thought that it was just the way they were lying down, but the oddness is actually exacerbated in three dimensions. I'm thinking of having my tailor put in a zip... which seems like such a retro-grade step. Still, the fabric is nice enough.


    I haven't had that problem with my Pantas, but just a warning - if you put in a zipper, you'll get a crotch tent.

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  12. fritzl

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    I'll go ahead and say my bit, which I suspect will be an unpopular opinion.

    I honestly believe you need to try out a more subdued look, and first work towards refining the fit of your clothes. ... ... not necessarily someone whose style I admire. Bold outfits coupled with a sub-par fit would lead me to such a conclusion.

    As I've said in the past, I really admire your enthusiasm for our common hobby, and the 'lifestyle shots' (I mean that in a good way) are enjoyable.


    this, more or less.
     
  13. notalwaysrig

    notalwaysrig Active Member

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    Sharp RED shoes....awesome, !....so many colors!!!
     
  14. van Tienhoven

    van Tienhoven New Member

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    First of all, great looking outfit. It looks like a lot of care putting it together went into it.

    A small question. Is there a name for this style of shoe? The cap toe with the u-throat?
     
  15. apropos

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    It probably give him latitude to try all sorts of interesting things you can't do when you are selling to the buyers for major department stores.
    Single back pocket aside, there is nothing 'interesting' per se about Panta pants. Horn buttons, button fly, 3 way fastening, et al are all easily available at any good departmental store. But please don't take that as a Panta slam. Just stating facts, nothing more nothing less. They are nicely made.
    A small question. Is there a name for this style of shoe? The cap toe with the u-throat?
    Adelaides.
     
  16. chasingred

    chasingred Well-Known Member

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    w.o.e. - could you tell us who made that scarf? It's quite nice.
     
  17. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Well-Known Member

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    w.o.e. - could you tell us who made that scarf? It's quite nice.
    Thanks. It's a Japanese brand someone recommended to me before my visit there last year. Unfortunately the tag came off recently (not indicative of the scarf's quality). The brand is a two word male name. I believe initials "T" and "M" or "H"?. Relatively popular in Japan I assume, as I saw their men's store in both Osaka and Tokyo. But don't recall exactly who it is.
     
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    nmprisons Well-Known Member

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    Single back pocket aside, there is nothing 'interesting' per se about Panta pants. Horn buttons, button fly, 3 way fastening, et al are all easily available at any good departmental store.

    But please don't take that as a Panta slam. Just stating facts, nothing more nothing less. They are nicely made.


    For the money (i.e. in the $200 range), what I think sets Panta apart are the materials used and the quality of construction. It is not just that Panta uses horn buttons, but that the buttons are pretty fantastic. It is not just that they are nicely made, but the detailing is steps above other pants in that price range.

    Your quote is similar to saying, four doors, sunroof, engine, et al are easily available at any car lot, there is nothing interesting per se about your BMW.
     
  19. Shirtmaven

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    Panta fabric is mostly jobber fabric.

    what is wrong with jobber fabric? these are not seconds. what do you call the stuff at tiptop?
    Hart marx dumped over 400,000 yards
    Ed Picked the good stuff Lora Piana, Barbaris, etc
    If he had to buy regular goods, he would have to add at least $50 to the cost of the pant.

    Woe
    you should try one of the two tailors I keep posting about in Phila. better quality then Astor and black.
    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...96#post3923196

    Overcoat: there is a store on chestnut and 13th that might have a really interesting milatary overcoat that could compliment your look and keep you warm!
    maybe you bought your thermals there!
     
  20. tim_horton

    tim_horton Well-Known Member

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    Panta fabric is mostly jobber fabric.

    Really? I've gotta disagree. I'll admit I'm probably small time compared to most of the people here but to me that along with the way it fits me are the main selling points of Panta.

    Granted, I'm not looking for Super 1,000,000+ fabric; I'm looking for pants I can wear to work on a regular basis.
     

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