Snow Pants by Snowman

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  1. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    Snow Pants by Snowman


    Hi and welcome to my thread :)

    I have gotten some really positive feedback and some reasonable demand on this project so I have decided to create this thread.

    BACK STORY: http://www.styleforum.net/t/235763/the-official-and-awesome-diy-thread/855#post_6416198
    Relaxed trousers!!!
    The idea came from wanting the perfect pair of pants and the ability to have them made in any material i wanted
    I started off by taking some measurements of my favourite pants (silent by Damir Doma) and tweaking some things.
    I added length in the crotch, width to the thigh, less of a taper. When i had my final measurements it was time to research!
    Calling and emailing some local tailors i finally decided to take the plunge and put my trust in someone that i had not worked with before. After meeting him he said he used to work and apprentice under a familiar name, my father's old tailor!! i had no doubts anymore...

    We talked about details as i handed over the measurements. Specifications like darting over the back pocket, non-lined waistband (so i can wear them oversized and cinch them in comfortable), welt pockets, and of course fabric!!
    The fabric is an all year wool with a slight herringbone effect. it drapes and crinkles like a fabric of this quality should. Pics show how light it is. The front is also half lined.

    It took about 3 weeks and the pants were done. When I showed up he asked what type of button I'd like for the waistband. I chose MOP and he stitched it on within the minute.

    Despite being seen as wool dress pants, they are very versatile. I wear these with sneakers and boots.

    Very happy with the outcome.


    The Details:
    I will be posting some shots of the fabric but I am aiming for a tropical wool (black) or an all year round suiting wool.
    More of an elongated rise than a dropped crotch. designed to be worn at your bellybutton.
    Relaxed silhouette.
    Unfinished hems.

    The Price:
    Not set in stone as of yet because I have to meet with my tailor and discuss fabrics and bulk.
    My one-off pair came in at 200 dollars CANADIAN so I'm hoping it'll come in lower do to the nature of this order.
    I will then charge the buyer for the full cost of the pants up front. After the pants are made I will ship it out and Private message each customer their individual shipping cost.



    The Goal:
    I never intended to sell these pants and/or make any money off of these. This was simply a project that I wanted to do for myself. I'd like to gain experience and I want everyone to be satisfied with their order. It would bring me great joy to know that something I had a hand in is being worn (and enjoyed) by someone in another part of the world!
    Please ask me as many questions as you want because there will be no refunds.

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    WAYWT links:

    winter
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/87540#post_6157734

    summer
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/164384/the-waywt-discussion-thread/96660#post_6415214



    SIZING
    MADE TO MEASURE. ask me please
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013
  2. artishard116

    artishard116 Senior member

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    awesome snow, can't wait to see what happens. thanks for setting this up.
     
  3. Tuma

    Tuma Senior member

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    That's interesting! Though you just seem to wear trousers much higher than I do.
     
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    Those are dope. The vertical front welt pockets and MOP buttons are my favorite details.

    Did you use a program for the grading, or just do it intuitively?
     
  5. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    I did some research and talked with a designer/tailor about the measurements. So to answer your question, intuitively :)
    The measurements look very proportional for all of the sizes in my opinion.

    I guess if you're really tall they can be worn on the hips. But I do recommend that these be worn at your real waist.
     
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    wj4 Senior member

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    Snowbro: I wish nothing but the best in your endeavors!
     
  7. diniro

    diniro Senior member

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    so the length will be customized for every person?
     
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    I'm going to leave them unfinished so everyone can have it hemmed by their own tailor. It'll be much more efficient this way and eliminated error.
     
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    "unfinished hems"... In other words, it's up to the buyer to get them hemmed.
     
  10. A Fellow Linguist

    A Fellow Linguist Senior member

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    Or just roll em up like a cool guy
     
  11. diniro

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    what's the inseam or outseam unhemmed then? I like the small leg opening but it'll most likely be a lot bigger if/when I get them shortened,
     
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    snowmanxl Senior member

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    On my pair (SZ 32). For reference, I am 5'6" and when rolled upso the following inseam they hit my ankles.

    Measurements when rolled up(approx 7.5") :
    Inseam 24"
    Outseam 37"
    Hem 6"
    It actually loses width because of all the fabric rolled in there.

    Measurements (regular) :
    Inseam 30"
    Outseam 43"
    Hem 6.75"
     
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    Do you have any idea on the time frame?
     
  14. snowmanxl

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    I'm estimating before September. To make the actual pant doesn't take long; 3 weeks.
    To get organized and have everyone on board with material is going to be where most of my time is spent.
     
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    will be meeting with my tailor tomorrow (wed, jun 26) and i'll try to pick some fabric samples out for y'all!!!!
     

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