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SPIER & MACKAY - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spiermackay, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. exfalso

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  2. 7_rocket

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    I really liked the cotton casual pants/chino whatever you called them. Will this be coming back? I think I asked you this but I"m getting old lol..
     


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    I think it will give me a bit more space in the legs so I don't get gaping pockets.
     


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    35 contemporary will probably do it for you. I personally have a very flat backside so I go down to 34 contemporary—it's on par with 36 slim in measurements, but the subtle differences make for a straighter silhouette which I dig (and the rise is like .25-.5 inch higher which looks better). Not sure if you could get away with 34contemp or not.
     


  5. Mr. Six

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    In my experience the way the fabric is behaving behind your knees is because of the back rise being too long. Making it about a cm shorter has resulted in a cleaner drape for me on a recent commission. I don't know what other adjustments the maker made, if any, to go along with that change. Hope it helps!
     


  6. Betelgeuse

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    I think I might but I think the 35 has a bit more space and the waist can be taken in leaving maybe that extra space I need. Thanks M!
     


  7. Betelgeuse

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    For real? Would never think of that... does pulling it down (without altering it yet) may cause the illusion of the correction? Thanks Six!
     


  8. Mr. Six

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    I think the best way to create the illusion of the change is either the pull of the back of the waistband a bit while leaving the front of the waistband where it is, or leave the waistband where you would normally wear it and pull up the back of the trousers a bit from the center seam. As I understand it, an alterations tailor can remove (fully or partially) the waistband, shorten the back rise, and reattach the waistband. To see what it would be like you want to do something that similarly pulls up the pants just in the back.
     


  9. FlyingHorker

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    Agreed with your addition.

    Rick did mention(I think) steaming the sleevecap for the heavier sports coats, due to the canvas not settling.

    I wonder if this would work for lighter garments as well
     


  10. Betelgeuse

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    Well this makes sense now, cause usually the trousers fell of from the back part and since I'm not wearing suspenders the only thing holding them is the belt but it's not optimal so they end up lower and the back part looks bad. So if lowering the rise will make them fit higher, makes sense.

    I don't know what I just said but I understand it. :lol:
     


  11. Mr. Six

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    :thumbs-up:
     


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    Rick, I am soooo ready for that extra slim fit!! Saw the measurement today and the 15 1/2 is spot on for my body!!
     


  13. FlyingHorker

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    I've always had to size up to 15 to get a collar that comfortably closes when wearing a tie, but the body/shoulders are a bit too big. The body of a 14.5 fits me better.

    Looking at the ESF in 15, it seems like it will be the best of both worlds for me.
     


  14. spiermackay

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    Stock is scheduled to arrive next week.
     


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    Does this stock include the LONG anticipated lighter wash denim shirts?
     


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