The best fitting linen trousers challenge

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Butler, Jul 22, 2013.

The best fitting linen trousers challenge

Poll closed Jul 29, 2013.
  1. Victor Elfo

    12 vote(s)
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  2. J.P. Hardy

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Emptym

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    16.7%
  4. Butler

    10 vote(s)
    41.7%
  5. Andrey2

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  1. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Your tailor does a fantastic job fitting trousers. I've come to respect that more and more--I honestly think it's harder to get a pair of great fitting trousers than a great fitting jacket.
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Those look great, Victor. That was your tailor's first try on that waistband style?
     


  3. Butler

    Butler Senior member

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    I must say that I'm surprised of this weeks meagre number of entries. One always read about how much the members love their linen outfits and can't wait until the season starts etc., but maybe it has something to do with summer holidays or whatever?

    I did not plan to participate this week, but due to so very few entries, here is a couple of examples of how I do it:

    NSM linen trousers, Simonet Goddard chambray shirt and detached collar by Sean O'Flynn, Hermes tie and nubucks by John Lobb, St. James's

    While I fully subscribe to the charm of a wrinkled coat, the same does not go for trousers. I dislike the unbecoming way they wrinkle and thus subscribe to the old adage of getting two pairs made and change at midday.
    :bigstar:

    PS And yes I'm aware of the tie, tied too long:)




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  4. andreyb2

    andreyb2 Senior member

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    Probably too late, but nevertheless.

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  5. Victor Elfo

    Victor Elfo Senior member

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    Thank you, I'm very pleased with his work. One week from ordering to finish, offers as many fittings as needed, open to try different styles, and charges what I consider a bargain. However, the stitching is not very good and the materials are also mediocre. A cheap bespoke.
    Yes, Unbelragazzo, this was his first try on this waistband style.
     


  6. Butler

    Butler Senior member

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    It's ok - I'm extending the deadline a bit, in the hope that more posters will turn up! :bigstar:
     


  7. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    I can't say I am. Obviously I can't speak for others, but my own lack of participation this week derived from several factors, and I wouldn't be surprised if they're at least partly shared by others. Firstly and most importantly to me, I post outfits in challenges because I find it rather fun to experiment with a new outfit concept for that week, within whatever the theme's restrictions are. I find the challenge most fun when said outfits have to be worn by participants at some point during the challenge week rather than simply throwing entries open to dredging of photo archives. It diminishes my interest in coming up with something new.

    Secondly, any "best-fitting" challenge is naturally going to restrict entries compared to themes that concentrate on patterns or specific items, simply because it's unlikely that anyone without bespoke items will feel excited to participate. Narrowing it further it to a single item of clothing, without any reference to the overall outfit, will diminish inspiration further as it becomes a dry comparison of various tailors' skill & cut rather than being an active creative challenge for participants. So despite having some decently-fitting RTW linen trousers, I wasn't interested in posting them, as they should (I would hope!) pale in comparison to other members' good bespoke examples.

    Having said all of that, there are some certainly some nicely-fitting pairs of trousers in this thread and I daresay that it's very useful to the membership to have such examples posted somewhere on the board; I just can't say that it inspires me to have fun & experiment around the challenge theme in the way that, say, the recent four-pattern theme did.

    YMMV, naturally.
     


  8. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Senior member

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    Mr.Butler, I've always admire your posts. Your fits have always been inspirational to me. If I may ask, as I am intrigued: how large are the cuffs on your trouser?
     
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  9. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    emptym, victor and butler. nice pents.


    hard not to lol at all the butt pics in this thread tho. :hide:
     
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  10. Butler

    Butler Senior member

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    Thanks - 2 1/2 inch (6 cm) :bigstar:
     


  11. Butler

    Butler Senior member

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  12. Butler

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    Thank you - I believe you have a very good point! :bigstar:
     


  13. Frankie22

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    All entries need a serious sliming, imo. Looks to be a wide leg pant showcase.
     


  14. kashmir

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    them dadpants
     


  15. aravenel

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    Linen pants are to be worn in hot weather, when you generally don't want fabric right up on you. There's a reason linen pants tend to be cut a bit wider.
     


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