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Seersucker at STP and SYMS

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rdawson808, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member

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    Nicely done, Bob. I went to Syms last week to check them out. Sizing was all over the place, truly bizarre. I ended up passing because the closest, a 38S would have cost more in tailoring than I want to spend. It's not a lot of money, but taking in the waist and back, lengthening the sleeves, and finishing the trousers is, what, at least $50-$75? Then the suit costs $200, still a pretty good deal, but...

    Can seersucker sleeves be lengthened without leaving evidence?
     
  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    As for the colors, Jo. A Bank has seersucker in pink, blue, brown, purple (?), and yellow, I think. Nice colors but JAB, so ech at another $100. bob
    Do you, or does anyone else, know how good the JAB trousers are, and how full they are cut? I've been so far unable to find the right seersucker odd trousers. Doc, good point. I hadn't thought of that, but I imagine it would leave a mark. Makes me even happier with my decision.
     
  3. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    I've been so far unable to find the right seersucker odd trousers.
    I saw that STP had some seersucker odd trousers from Riviera in the latest catalog I got. If I recall they were a linen/cotton blend, which would be nice. Haven't done a search on the website.

    Edit: Here they are.
     
  4. rdawson808

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    This is not a ton of help, but either Nordstrom Rack, Syms, or FB (all in Towson Md) had a huge rack of Nautica odd seersucker trousers.

    I have a pair I bought a couple years ago in a "relaxed" fit. They are friggin' huge. The seat of them is just enormous. I didn't look at these though since I was on a mission to get the Haspel at Syms and that was our last stop.

    bob
     
  5. chorse123

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    I tried on some of the Nautica at Filene's Basement, and they were okay, but only 30" long. Wearable, but a little short for me. The Riviera look interesting.
     
  6. DocHolliday

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    I tried on some of the Nautica at Filene's Basement, and they were okay, but only 30" long. Wearable, but a little short for me. The Riviera look interesting.

    I tried on some Nautica seersucker too, but it seemed very heavily fused. Odd, considering the material and season it is made for. The Haspel was much lighter.
     
  7. psycho1964

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    My first entry on the Forum!

    Bought a b/w ss at Sym's (downtown Manhattan) yesterday ($119 but on sale for Fathers day for $99). 3 button, flat front. I am a pretty perfect 44R so the jacket was fine. Wanted the seat tailored a little bit, but the tailor said part of the use of ss is to allow air to flow so he suggested do nothing to the seat.

    Will be going to Saratoga for the ponies this summer and will be ready!
     
  8. Earthmover

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    I saw that STP had some seersucker odd trousers from Riviera in the latest catalog I got. If I recall they were a linen/cotton blend, which would be nice. Haven't done a search on the website.

    Edit: Here they are.


    I actually have one of these. I think it's really great, except that it's not "real" seersucker. First, the stripes are about only as half as wide as the normal seersucker, and second, the 50/50 linen/cotton blend makes the fabric softer to the touch, and doesn't feel like seersucker in the normal sense. I personally think it feels better (it's not as cool to the touch, but it is very comfortable when worn). So I like it a lot, but if you're going for the real seersucker trouser, this won't be it. I recommend it highly to everyone, though.
     

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