Panta: a first peek at a new high quality pants line

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by voxsartoria, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. winston

    winston Senior member

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    They all look nice, but the brown pair especially. Would kop in a heartbeat when the autumn season is nearer.

    I'd also be interested in very light grey flannel (Lighter even than the light grey in the photo).

    But until then, I look forward to seeing what summer fabrics become available.

    Two thumbs up to this venture.
     


  2. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    Can't you just carry your shizzit in a woman's tote, like the HK guys do?


    - B


    [​IMG]

    Also Doc Holliday's post about finding something in his pant cuff after attending a college party scared me enough to make sure that I can undo my pant cuffs.

    I don't know Doc's story, but when I was in college, I wore pants with big cuffs as I still do today. It was an impromptu roadtrip weekend to Smith...no planning, no change of clothes...big, debauched party. Tossed my cookies.

    The next day, we're driving back to Cambridge on the Pike. Some little shitbox Toyota, so the guys and I are crammed in. We're all sniffing the air because it was kinda foul. Could not figure out the source.

    Once we got back, I'm changing clothes back in my room and I noticed that the smell was lingering rather closely. Ruh roh.

    Guess where it was?

    - B


    I do vaguely recall your original post about this. Incidentally, are those the BB chinos from the 80s that sometimes pop up in your WAYWRN pics?

    Ed, pants look real nice!
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I do vaguely recall your original post about this. Incidentally, are those the BB chinos from the 80s that sometimes pop up in your WAYWRN pics?

    Not them, but close...I think that they were canvas chinos from Murray's on Nantuckett.


    - B
     


  4. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Beautiful pants, dumb name. What's next, Shirta?
     


  5. Flieger

    Flieger Senior member

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    Did Eric Glennie have some input on the crotchless models?
     


  6. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    You should have named these pants "Bonobos" or something like that.
     


  7. romafan

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    thanks everyone and thanks Bill for the review.

    I am at work and can't get into the whole spiel but Bill pretty much hit on all the points, pants are made here in NYC, the waistband, tacking, pick stitching are done by hand. My goal is to make a quality product for a reasonable price. Will have a full launch in the fall of this year but between now and then will be offering various pants on the forum and also working on two other products which I hope to have shortly. Everything will be made in the NY/NJ area and the people I am using have made/make for many of the big names that we discuss here.

    to answer a few questions asked on this thread, the pants are lined to to the knee, a 34 inch waist will be an exact 34 (no vanity sizing), have a 10.5 inch rise, an 8 inch leg opening (and the leg opening will still be 8 inches even after you hem the inseam) and there will not be an option to have button cuffs, sorry, these are not in the Ambrosi league [​IMG]

    In terms of fabrics, the next batch (10-12 days) will have more summer/year round stuff, including a cotton/cashmere khaki (Zegna fabric) and some very nice wool along with some GTH pants.

    In terms of these, if you are interested, yuo can PM me and I will send you measurements and you can buy a pair if you like. I will have an official threak hopefully by next week but this set of pants are ready to go (pants will come with tape/fabric for heel guard and two extra buttons).


    Big Ed - Congratulations on the Panta (unofficial) launch! They look great. [​IMG] Any chance for a back left pocket? [​IMG]
     


  8. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    [​IMG] I carry my wallet in left rear pocket....

    Big Ed - Congratulations on the Panta (unofficial) launch! They look great. [​IMG] Any chance for a back left pocket? [​IMG]

    I have never understood why people carry wallets in rear pockets - AND sit on them. It is so uncomfortable. Haven't you guys heard of sciatica? Keep your wallet in your jacket - your back will thank you.
     


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    I don't know Doc's story, but when I was in college, I wore pants with big cuffs as I still do today. It was an impromptu roadtrip weekend to Smith...no planning, no change of clothes...big, debauched party. Tossed my cookies.

    The next day, we're driving back to Cambridge on the Pike. Some little shitbox Toyota, so the guys and I are crammed in. We're all sniffing the air because it was kinda foul. Could not figure out the source.

    Once we got back, I'm changing clothes back in my room and I noticed that the smell was lingering rather closely. Ruh roh.

    Guess where it was?



    These fine trousers are lined in front to above the knee, Italian style.


    - B


    Yes, that's the story I was thinking about. I hate it when I get the storyteller's mixed up. Will edit.

    Congratulations Ed!! Will the summer weights be available for this season or after the first run of the 4 beauties in Vox's review?
     


  10. romafan

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    I have never understood why people carry wallets in rear pockets - AND sit on them. It is so uncomfortable. Haven't you guys heard of sciatica? Keep your wallet in your jacket - your back will thank you.

    how big is your wallet (mine's quite thin)? [​IMG]
     


  11. TonyThe Tailor

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    Pants look excellent....love the make too![​IMG]
     


  12. gumercindo

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    I wonder where Ed goes from here? Humble beginnings selling these pants out of the trunk of his car, door to door, on B&S and then voila, he changes his name to Edwino Laureno, launches a flagship store on Madison ave and jacks up his prices by 1000%.

    You watch.
     


  13. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    But only one back pocket. Why oh why such cheeseparing?
     


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    dv3 Senior member

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    But only one back pocket. Why oh why such cheeseparing?
    Pre-Buzz, Buzz, Hype, Backlash...all in one day [​IMG] Very SF Ed, can you tease us with the summer fabrics, if possible?
     


  15. teddieriley

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Pre-Buzz, Buzz, Hype, Backlash...all in one day [​IMG]

    Very SF


    Totally. I'm so over these pants. Only because there are none in my size. :unthrilled:
     


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