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Anyone with experience on Hopsack trousers?

I already owned a Filarte navy hopsack blazer, and I picked up the matching trousers during trouser liquidation (not shipped yet).

I have been reading that hopsack is not an ideal fabric for trousers, but at $49 it seems worth the risk.

 

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Anyone with experience on Hopsack trousers?

I already owned a Filarte navy hopsack blazer, and I picked up the matching trousers during trouser liquidation (not shipped yet).

I have been reading that hopsack is not an ideal fabric for trousers, but at $49 it seems worth the risk.

It ultimately comes down to the thickness/weight of the Hopsack for trousers. Too thin and it will just show everything, like thin white linen. Need that thickness right in the middle where it is still lightweight, but doesn’t show everything
 

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Anyone with experience on Hopsack trousers?

I already owned a Filarte navy hopsack blazer, and I picked up the matching trousers during trouser liquidation (not shipped yet).

I have been reading that hopsack is not an ideal fabric for trousers, but at $49 it seems worth the risk.

I have the filarte blazer. I think that hopsack is a tightly woven hopsack as opposed to loosely woven. I think that Filarte fabric would work fine as pants. I have other hopsack blazers that the same fabric wouldn’t work as pants.
 

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Has anyone here had a particularly tough time breaking in the loafers?

I did .5 miles Friday (broken up into two .25 mile trips).
I did 1.5 miles Saturday (broken up into 3 .5 mile trips).

I thought my left foot was going to fall off. The right one was chaffing somewhat but my left heel was rubbed completely raw and blistered. Much more intense than any other shoe I've worn.

I was limping by the time I made it back home.
 

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Has anyone here had a particularly tough time breaking in the loafers?

I did .5 miles Friday (broken up into two .25 mile trips).
I did 1.5 miles Saturday (broken up into 3 .5 mile trips).

I thought my left foot was going to fall off. The right one was chaffing somewhat but my left heel was rubbed completely raw and blistered. Much more intense than any other shoe I've worn.

I was limping by the time I made it back home.
Shoes are particularly hard to break in during the colder months. A shoe takes the repetitive motion of your foot moving and the heat to soften and compress the leather, being cold means it will take longer to do so. Since you are only on short trips, with it taking longer to heat up the leather, it won't break in as easily. One tip I can give you is just wear them around the house for a few days, or even just sit down on the couch and massage the leather to loosen the fibers up. The worst thing to do is take a new pair of shoes out and walk a long distance as it sucks for your foot. It usually takes around 24 hours of total wear time to break in any shoe
 

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Shoes are particularly hard to break in during the colder months. A shoe takes the repetitive motion of your foot moving and the heat to soften and compress the leather, being cold means it will take longer to do so. Since you are only on short trips, with it taking longer to heat up the leather, it won't break in as easily. One tip I can give you is just wear them around the house for a few days, or even just sit down on the couch and massage the leather to loosen the fibers up. The worst thing to do is take a new pair of shoes out and walk a long distance as it sucks for your foot. It usually takes around 24 hours of total wear time to break in any shoe
My heel is still bandaged up from Saturday. Maybe I'll try to do this a bit in a week or so.
 

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Trousers that I intend to wear with a jacket or waist covering of some kind are worn at my natural waist. This allows me to either forego a belt or use side-adjusters when I choose. Some others, like summer trousers, are worn somewhat below this. Jeans are certainly lower.

Incidentally, the reason many modern, pleated trousers don't look good is that they aren't sitting at the proper height. They should hang like this:

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- where the pleated area goes over and around the hips, and is cinched at the waist. The top is covered by the jacket, and the overall effect should be neither voluminous nor slouchy.

The ideally-proportioned man should be able to have his trouser waist, sitting precisely at the natural waist, and the buttoning point on a single-breasted jacket be at the same spot. This is obviously adjustable slightly in length of both jacket and trouser rise in order to achieve the illusion of the same effect, but the proportion should look the same on different bodily frames when compared. If you are after a different sort of look than idealized proportions, that's another story.
I always thought that picture looked ridiculous for showing ideal pleated trousers. He looks like a walking pear.

I like this picture better for showing rise. Once the rise gets this high, it doesn't look so good without a jacket, only with a jacket.

 

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My heel is still bandaged up from Saturday. Maybe I'll try to do this a bit in a week or so.
Is it your entire heal or just part of it? It could be that the shape of the heel is constructive on one side but not the other. Expanding it might then be an option
 

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After receiving my sportcoat liquidation order today, I can say the new garment bags are a very nice surprise. The button fasteners are more convenient than the zippers everyone else uses, and the plastic window is really helpful when you have dozens of S&M black garment bags hanging next to each other. I just wish I could trade all the old ones for the new windowed bags...
 

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After receiving my sportcoat liquidation order today, I can say the new garment bags are a very nice surprise. The button fasteners are more convenient than the zippers everyone else uses, and the plastic window is really helpful when you have dozens of S&M black garment bags hanging next to each other. I just wish I could trade all the old ones for the new windowed bags...
I agree, a nice upgrade! Though it still bugs me that they zip up from the bottom.
 

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