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Trousers - who to consider?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by steveabdn, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. steveabdn

    steveabdn Senior member

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    Good evening gents,

    I'm in the market for a nice new pair of trousers, office type wear but also for occasional ventures apres work into restaurant and nice bar territory

    I'm probably looking for something in a nice patterned grey, I'm in the UK and looking for any suggestions anyone may have of who to consider?

    Many thanks
     
  2. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    A lot of the affiliate vendors ship to UK-HY, EP, SF ad there are others
     
  3. steveabdn

    steveabdn Senior member

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    Thanks,

    Currently on the mobile but will check this out later when online at home
     
  4. steveabdn

    steveabdn Senior member

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    Is there a page with links to affiliated vendors? Trying to find one with no luck

    Thanks
     
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    zippyh Senior member

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    Look over to the right column under "Industry Insiders".
    Those are links to the affiliate threads.
     
  6. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Howard Yount, Epaulet, Shopthefinest
     
  7. steveabdn

    steveabdn Senior member

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    Thanks for your help folks
     
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    AlexE Senior member

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    Keep in mind that you will have to pay import taxes if the affiliate vendors are located outside the EU/EFTA.

    Are Hiltl trousers available in the UK? I have been happy with their quality and fabrics. Else Incotex makes nice trousers.
     
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    Ivar Senior member

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    Budget options: suit pants from T.M. Lewin or Charles Tyrwhitt. I'm very happy with my charcoal flannel pants from CT.
     
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    Celadon Senior member

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    I read somewhere that the Duke of Windsor had his trousers made by an American tailor, but for any normal person living in the UK there is certainly no good reason to go outside the country (and certainly not outside the EU) for trouser-shopping of all things.
     
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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Do you have an idea on the fit you want? Rather hard to suggest a brand without hearing that first.
     
  12. steveabdn

    steveabdn Senior member

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    Again thanks everyone for their input

    In terms of fit they have to be very relaxed fit, I played basketball and then rugby when younger so a lifetime of squats has left me with some pretty sizeable legs! I'd also like to give braces a whirl with this pair
     
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    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I would save the braces for a suit, seems bizarre with an odd pant.
     
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    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Agree 100%.
     
  15. steveabdn

    steveabdn Senior member

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    The braces I'd like to try for function more than anything else, I'll like be keeping them undercover with a v-neck but I find a belt uncomfortable over a 10 hour working day
     
  16. archibaldleach

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    Have you considered side adjusters instead? The concern I have with braces and odd trousers is that it really limits their versatility as you pretty much have to wear something over them. I suppose it's not an issue if you are always wearing a jacket or something else to cover the braces, but it's worth considering.
     
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    Do you have particular style or design in mind, or want to have something pretty custom? Check out the Luxire thread. There are several recent posts with pics on custom trousers. They have standard fabrics as well as Dugdale and Minnis. I have an order for custom chinos where I customized pretty much every aspect and sent in an existing pair for measurement.
     
  18. steveabdn

    steveabdn Senior member

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    Hi smoothmoose,

    Right now I'm looking for standard sort of fare, I'm unsure exactly what it is I'm looking for and so I want to look at other examples rather than setting down exactly what I want

    Thanks for your response I will go check out that thread
     

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