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taargus_taargus

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Any opinions on sizing of Technical Field Jacket?

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Honestly, it's probably the same size as the s-22. On the larger side, especially the length. Too long, in fact, without any layers underneath
 

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So I’ve been able to zero in on my trouser size and find that the 34 Slim fits me well OTR. I usually buy the regular rise, flat front trousers. Have bought 3 so far. I have no dreaded shirt triangle and only the bottom half of my belt shows if I have my hand in my pocket while wearing a sport coat. The last trouser purchase I made you all convinced me to try a pair with side tabs… BLUF, I really like the way they look with no belt! I’m eyeing a couple of the new trousers and wanted to get some feedback on the high rise/single reverse pleat style.

If anyone here has bought trousers from Spier in both regular rise w/flat front and high rise:
1. The only difference I see in the size chart is the rise is 1.1 inch higher on the high rise (but that includes the waistband). Is the difference really 1.1 inches? Does it feel significantly higher?
2. How much of a difference does the single pleat make? I don’t find the flat front trousers restricting at all but wonder if the pleats make it more comfortable? I have a slight dad bod but am for the most part slim. I grew up hearing pleats are for old/overweight men. Based on the photos I see posted here I don’t think that’s true but wanted to see if anyone thinks the pleats make things seem too baggy?
 

JTrent82

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So I’ve been able to zero in on my trouser size and find that the 34 Slim fits me well OTR. I usually buy the regular rise, flat front trousers. Have bought 3 so far. I have no dreaded shirt triangle and only the bottom half of my belt shows if I have my hand in my pocket while wearing a sport coat. The last trouser purchase I made you all convinced me to try a pair with side tabs… BLUF, I really like the way they look with no belt! I’m eyeing a couple of the new trousers and wanted to get some feedback on the high rise/single reverse pleat style.

If anyone here has bought trousers from Spier in both regular rise w/flat front and high rise:
1. The only difference I see in the size chart is the rise is 1.1 inch higher on the high rise (but that includes the waistband). Is the difference really 1.1 inches? Does it feel significantly higher?
2. How much of a difference does the single pleat make? I don’t find the flat front trousers restricting at all but wonder if the pleats make it more comfortable? I have a slight dad bod but am for the most part slim. I grew up hearing pleats are for old/overweight men. Based on the photos I see posted here I don’t think that’s true but wanted to see if anyone thinks the pleats make things seem too baggy?
S&M's "high rise" is just where trousers should fit imo. It's right about natural waist on me. I'd actually prefer them half an inch higher. I can't wear anything lower- wearing pants that sit close to the hips feels unnatural to me. As far as pleats, ditch the old man stereotype, or rather realize that old men know what's up. They're designed to expand when seated and contract when upright, so really to counteract bagginess. The thigh can fit closer than on flat fronts and still remain comfortable while seated. It also extends the crease all the way up to the waistband for a clean, elongated line. That said, I do not favor pleats on more casual trousers. Cords, moleskins, chinos, etc. look better with a flat front imo.
 

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So I’ve been able to zero in on my trouser size and find that the 34 Slim fits me well OTR. I usually buy the regular rise, flat front trousers. Have bought 3 so far. I have no dreaded shirt triangle and only the bottom half of my belt shows if I have my hand in my pocket while wearing a sport coat. The last trouser purchase I made you all convinced me to try a pair with side tabs… BLUF, I really like the way they look with no belt! I’m eyeing a couple of the new trousers and wanted to get some feedback on the high rise/single reverse pleat style.

If anyone here has bought trousers from Spier in both regular rise w/flat front and high rise:
1. The only difference I see in the size chart is the rise is 1.1 inch higher on the high rise (but that includes the waistband). Is the difference really 1.1 inches? Does it feel significantly higher?
2. How much of a difference does the single pleat make? I don’t find the flat front trousers restricting at all but wonder if the pleats make it more comfortable? I have a slight dad bod but am for the most part slim. I grew up hearing pleats are for old/overweight men. Based on the photos I see posted here I don’t think that’s true but wanted to see if anyone thinks the pleats make things seem too baggy?
I don`t think pleats cause any difference in fit. This trousers with single pleats, size 34 slim.
P.S. Sorry for the dirty mirror. I took these photos at my office.
 

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Trying my best robo-pose but all S&M today aside from the shoes. Jacket is the new “sand mix” (wearing it into the office today so I can take it to the tailor to have the sleeves shortened), shirt is last year’s copper collar and trousers last years medium brown high twist which are back in stock this year.

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S&M's "high rise" is just where trousers should fit imo. It's right about natural waist on me. I'd actually prefer them half an inch higher. I can't wear anything lower- wearing pants that sit close to the hips feels unnatural to me. As far as pleats, ditch the old man stereotype, or rather realize that old men know what's up. They're designed to expand when seated and contract when upright, so really to counteract bagginess. The thigh can fit closer than on flat fronts and still remain comfortable while seated. It also extends the crease all the way up to the waistband for a clean, elongated line. That said, I do not favor pleats on more casual trousers. Cords, moleskins, chinos, etc. look better with a flat front imo.
Thank you for the response! I think i’ll give them a try, what you said about pleats having more room sitting down makes sense.
 

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Is it too early for polo talk? Usually around this time of year people are comparing stories about how bizarre the polo sizing is. I went back a few pages and nary a polo mentioned.

I'd hate to once again order and find they're not wearable. Last three wound up at Goodwill. Any reviews, fit pics, would be appreciated. Thanks.
I stocked up on white button collar this year. This is my staple shirt and almost all I wear year round under blazers. I’m usually an XL in nearly every other polo brand but an XXL in S&M.

Fit seems the same but I think they haven’t shrunk as much. The fabric is different. It’s stiffer, cooler hand. More prone to wrinkling. More structure. Maybe slightly more transparent

I had to put the old and the new on back to back to try to figure out if the older ones are actually just laundered more and decided that the new fabric is indeed different. The weave is physically different

I need to grab some more of those down nylon vests so I’ll probably get some of the grey melange polos as well
 

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Anyone have any insight as to whether there is more summer suiting or linen trousers coming out soon? Trying to plan some purchases for a wedding in the French countryside this July
 

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Anyone have any insight as to whether there is more summer suiting or linen trousers coming out soon? Trying to plan some purchases for a wedding in the French countryside this July
I'm also interested in seeing if there are more linen trousers coming. Looking for separates to wear for work in warm climates in the coming year or two
 

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Would love to see a cream summer suit! That way I can buy a matching pair for a suit and separates.
 

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I'm gonna fun this summer
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This might come in handy for those sleazy yacht orgies I keep going on about. As usual, no pants allowed, and in this scuzzy 70's rendition, everyone's rocking a full 70's bush and and instead of cocaine we're drowning in quaaludes.

Not to peer too hard into the tea leaves, but I'm starting to wonder if each season's offerings offer us regulars some insights into what sorts of sordid underground Canadian activities Rick is into.
 

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So I’ve been able to zero in on my trouser size and find that the 34 Slim fits me well OTR. I usually buy the regular rise, flat front trousers. Have bought 3 so far. I have no dreaded shirt triangle and only the bottom half of my belt shows if I have my hand in my pocket while wearing a sport coat. The last trouser purchase I made you all convinced me to try a pair with side tabs… BLUF, I really like the way they look with no belt! I’m eyeing a couple of the new trousers and wanted to get some feedback on the high rise/single reverse pleat style.

If anyone here has bought trousers from Spier in both regular rise w/flat front and high rise:
1. The only difference I see in the size chart is the rise is 1.1 inch higher on the high rise (but that includes the waistband). Is the difference really 1.1 inches? Does it feel significantly higher?
2. How much of a difference does the single pleat make? I don’t find the flat front trousers restricting at all but wonder if the pleats make it more comfortable? I have a slight dad bod but am for the most part slim. I grew up hearing pleats are for old/overweight men. Based on the photos I see posted here I don’t think that’s true but wanted to see if anyone thinks the pleats make things seem too baggy?

The difference is about an 1" or slightly less. I don't think the pleats change the fit much, more a design feature. Personally, I just like the aesthetics of high-rise and pleats. An all S&M outfit, btw.

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@SteveMc That looks quite good. I wonder if I should go this route to balance my longer torso. Do those trousers have side adjusters? I think that could be an improvement since I bounce between 33 and 34 regularly.
 
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