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i'm drunk, and bored. amuse me.

banky (9941) writes | more than 7 years ago

User Journal 11

Please state the nature and status of your pants. Also, do something amusing. Entertain me.

Please state the nature and status of your pants. Also, do something amusing. Entertain me.

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Pants or pants? (1)

KshGoddess (454304) | more than 7 years ago | (#17405754)

My current pants are jeans, and their status is "being worn" and "with snow around the cuffs that is melting and annoying the crap out of me." If you mean pants in the british sense, sorry, can't help. That's between me and my jeans. ;)

Off. (1)

bethanie (675210) | more than 7 years ago | (#17405804)

Gone. Completely. Put 'em on to go downstairs to get dinner & dessert a while ago, but as I'm sitting here in bed putzin' around on the 'puter there is no longer any need.

British version, either.

....Bethanie....

Black (2, Interesting)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 7 years ago | (#17406636)

Woolen. Gabardine. Narrow. Plain front. Pressed. 32 waist, 32 length. Cuff - 16/17 inches. They were copies of a pair I bought in the Portobello market, about 15 years ago.

Plain black belt, 2 inches wide. Silver-coloured buckle - not quite chrome, with old-fashioned tang.

The top-coat that matches these is slung across the back of my chair here.

If it's of interest, I've kicked off my shoes. They are Italian-style winklepickers - also black.

Re:Black (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17436188)

They were copies of a pair I bought in the Portobello market, about 15 years ago.
Q1) Why not buy new?

Q2) Where do you get copies made of a pair of pants?

Q3) How much does it cost?

Q4) What unearthly kind of pants do you have that can survive 15 years of wear and tear in London anyway?!

Re:Black (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 7 years ago | (#17437500)

A1)I found this pair - they were a great, heavy wool, with a black on black herring-bone. Like "Darth Tweed". Exquisitely made. There's no tailor's label - but they were a bespoke item, and fit my long rise/high waist without belt or braces. I think they were made abot '65 or so.

A2) You go to a cheap, asian tailor, who apprenticed as a cutter, etc for the name shops. I have a Bengali guy in th eUK. I haven't seen him in about 7 years tho'. There's a Thai tailor, based in Bangkok who is pretty good. he comes to San Francisco on tours twice a year. I get 3 suits from him, every couple of years.

A3) Mr Prince, my Bangkok tailor currently set me back about 2K USD for three suits, with extra trousers. I guess a pair on their own would be about 200 USD, these days. This is a steal. There's an Armenian of comparable work near Chinatown in SF. He is 1.1K USD per suit.

A4) London, NYC, SFO, Seattle, Toronto... Oh, yeah. Also Koln. The original pair are a bit thread-worn in the seat. They are about 40 years old. The copies? Like new, really.

Re:Black (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 7 years ago | (#17437548)

Oh,

For the interested, try the Blog of Thomas Mahon:
http://www.englishcut.com/ [englishcut.com]

For Saville Row tailoring, he's the genuine article.

Re:Black (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17453356)

Top quality bespoke tailoring. Very impressive. I think I'd follow your lower cost path of finding a cheap Asian tailor outside Savile Row. Thank you for the tips and answering my nosey questions! Now if only there was a solution to the biggest hazard of wearing any good suit on London public transport namely those gobs of gum that seem to be everywhere...

Re:Black (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 7 years ago | (#17459384)

Yes.

I think the old answer was to stand, with a folded Times. ;-)

Pants (1)

Tet (2721) | more than 7 years ago | (#17408264)

None

Pants Status Report (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 7 years ago | (#17408736)

Nature= N/A
Status= Off

For your amusement (1)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 7 years ago | (#17411054)

Pants: on my head.

Cheers,

Ethelred

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