Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Back from the Tailor

Picked my pants from the tailor today, after quite a period without them. In general, they turned out okiedokie. Here's what they looked like before the tailor got ahold of them.

Photo on 2010-08-17 at 15.50

The gray chino turned out a tad short. No break, but with some shoes, like low sneakers, you can see the sock when I'm standing. Luckily, they're shoes that I normally wear without socks. Also, the opening is tapered down to 15" which I've decided is just a bit too faddy for me. I think I'll stick with 16" next time.

Photo on 2010-08-17 at 15.48

These khaki chinos are just about what I want. They're tapered from 17" down to 16". There's a bit of a break, but there's nothing wrong with that. They're khakis, so if I'm really bothered, I can always cuff them.

For $16 a pair, not too bad at all. Then considering what I paid for the pants, it's a steal.


  1. Finally. They look pretty darn good. If you don't mind me asking, who are they by? Can i just buy any pair and make them look like this?

  2. Gray are Calvin Klein and khaki are Chaps. So they're on the low end of things. It's all about knowing a good tailor. Those Chaps have lasted me 4 years and aren't showing signs of crotch rip (the first place khakis rip for me). Others may tell you otherwise, but I think it's unreasonable to spend over $150 on a pair of pants. Including tailoring (so add $16), neither of these cost me more than $50.