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#1 Bobbie

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 01:19 PM

I came across this photo on http://www.chriskerr...oice/#more-1397 

 

Considering they are recommending bespoke trousers, it seems to me that the trousers on both men in the photo have fitting problems.  They seem to be too tight on the client – there are drag lines toward his crotch and the pleats are pulled open.  And the trousers on the man holding the basted coat look like they need some stretching and shrinking ironwork.

 

I asked my trouser expert and she said that the trousers don't fit because they are too tight to hang wrinkle-free, and that the guys are trying to go for style.

 

It seems to me that bad fit is bad fit.  Since when is bad fit a good style?

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 02:15 PM

Thight fit. The pleats should be darts. The 70thies were even more crazy.


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 02:22 PM

Fashions are not always about good fit. Back in the sixties many tailors cut close fitting trousers, but how much of the knowledge has been lost between then and now? There are pictures of good fitting close fitting trousers. The trick is putting the goods where they belong. Of course, too tight has (ridiculous) problems. "High" Fashions pass pretty quickly. 

 

Those pleats are of the short kind. They could be eased in, not so tight. 



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 02:25 PM

Thight fit. The pleats should be darts. The 70thies were even more crazy.

 

The seventies were fun, groovy, etc. 



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:11 PM

To be fair this pic is not the best to judge the fit.

 

The man in dark trousers spreads his legs very wide. No trouser can be creaseless in this pose. The "whiskers" and probably the gaping pockets may be an effect of this pose. (the see through of the pocketing is probably not).

 

The plait trousers are obviousely worked to have perfectly matched stripes. This of course limits the possibilities for a perfect fit especially when the  customers legs are not of the "Grissini" style.



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 11:01 PM

I love that - "whiskers". . . makes me think of Mickey Mouse ;p

 

The horrible fashion I see in Australia is to appear that one is so Buff with new muscles that one is literally bursting out of ones new suit.  Just like Daniel Craig in James Bond.

 

I don't think this guy qualifies for that dishonour.

 

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:52 AM

What is a reasonable knee/foot width for durability rather than fashion? I've made 18/16 which looks pretty slim whilst 18.5/15.5 has been recommended by the person cutting a suit for me at present.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:37 PM

Back when I was a preschooler my oldest brother came home from school asking mom to make his pant legs as narrow as possible, the whole length. To be somebody you had to fit in with the group, or you were nobody. At the end of the day the only way to get most of them off was to roll them off. The pants posted are too loose, don't have to roll them off. ☺



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:18 PM

the trouser needs final ironing on the crotch & the reason the pleats are spread because its not darted (atleast 2.5 cm from the belt area) . The trouser doesnt look tight at all . A wide spread standing position by the customer has created the drag lines on the crotch area . 







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