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Official blake x RЯL officer chino contest

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by blklblk, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    :thumbs-up: I agree, tapering is the way to go. but beware, altering those pants is contagious. After I had the leg tapered I took them back to the tailor to get the waist and seat taken in. It begins to feel like you are wearing a completely new pair once you get it tailored.
     
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  2. randomkoreandude

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    for some reason, the right back pocket with my wallet looks a lot more pronounced in the angle of my pic ... but yeah
     
  3. karmaguy

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    just out of curiosity, how slim fitting are these?
     
  4. jimmyfingers

    jimmyfingers Senior member

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    Nice and slim throughout the thigh area. Look at Namor's fit pics to get an idea on the top block, but ignore the bottom half since he got them tapered.

    In SVB pics, you can get an idea on the bottom half. These are much slimmer than the regulation chinos which tend to be on the straight or relaxed side.

    These are not super tapered like Petite Standards or Dior, but they are not meant to be like that.
     
  5. slide13

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    do these loosen up in the thigh at all after a little wear? Tried on size 32 and 33 today. The 32s fit great in the waist, seat, and from the knee down but were just a touch slimmer then ideal in the thigh. The 33s were perfect in the thigh but a little too big everywhere else. I'm leaning towards the 32s I think but thought those of you who have been wearing these might have some advice.
     
  6. NAMOR

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    yeah they will loosen up everywhere, especially in the waist. If you can manage the initial tightness of the break in period, I would go with the 32. Otherwise you will be swimming in the 33s in about a few months
     
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    Thanks Namor, that was what I needed to know. 32 it is then. Much appreciated!
     
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    edubs01 Senior member

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    wrong post
     
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  9. SLAB

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    still no size 28 available? how about size 29, does any shop still have that size in stock?
     
  10. clee1982

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    I think both Context and Blake "had" 29, couple days ago, you should email them.
     
  11. slide13

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    I was in Context last night and smallest I saw was 32...which I bought....so now 33 is looks to be as small as they have, but I could be wrong so it might be worth checking.

    Love these pants, can't wait to really start breaking them in. I've gotten bored with the whole jeans thing a little and wanted something different. These are going to get treated like a new pair of raw denim for me. I'll wear them most days, avoid washing when I can, and just generally wear the crap out of them. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
     
  12. Froosh

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    ^ You know what's weird, I got measurements from Context and according to them, 32 and 33 measure exactly the same (waist, thigh, knee etc). So someone looking for a 32 might be able to do a 33. FYI
     
  13. EddieAnthony

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    Just got back from Blake, they had a 29 or 28 (can't remember) and a 36.
     
  14. bdeuce22

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    i've really been slacking wearing these. honestly it's been in 90s for about 2 weeks running with humidity levels that rival a rainforest.
     
  15. NAMOR

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    +1. also got them slimmed down which doesn't help. oh and the buttons are popping off. anyone here having problems with buttons? I don't know why RRL went with sewable buttons. You effectively have a pair of jean and jeans need rivet buttons to account for the tough fabric.

    btw, SF 2.0 = :fu:
     
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  16. Froosh

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    Hrmmm, is it possible to add rivet buttons? That'd be pretty cool.
     
  17. slide13

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    I'm sure if you can find rivet buttons of the right size it could be done pretty easily actually. My buttons seem very secure so far, but I do wish they were riveted instead. My EP's Rivet chinos have that (which is maybe why they are called Rivet) and they are fantastic and much easier to button/unbutton.

    oh well, still loving these officers chinos. This is my second RRL purchase (first was a shawl collar cardigan from the Lighthouse collection) and I've been pretty impressed.
     
  18. randomkoreandude

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    beware ... once you start, you cant stop :)
     
  19. saxamaphone

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    Was the waist stretch on these ever pinned down?

    Are we talking like .5"-1" ?
     
  20. NAMOR

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    I would say 1" - 1.5"
     

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