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#51 2015-07-06 10:50:43

Worried Man
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

Without visual references at immediate hand I'd guess.... both?


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#52 2015-07-06 13:45:24

alkydrinker
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

lurker here...can anyone provide info on how much vanity sizing there is in the waist of the Orvis trim fits?

I typically fit in pants marked either 35 or 36 (the actual waist width that fits me is 36.5-37 inches). Not sure if I should go with a 35 or 36 in the Orvis.

I see one comment on the reviews on the Orvis website that say the waist runs a bit large.

 

#53 2015-07-07 09:12:00

Armchaired
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

I believe !  The trim fits arrived today and the cut is absolutely perfect in my opinion.

Excellent in fact.....Tapered but with enough room if you know what i mean.

A slight elephant ears problem with the pockets but overall a thumbs up from me



Thanks for the tip Woof.


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#54 2015-07-07 09:22:55

Worried Man
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

So, compared to the OC's?  Better?


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#55 2015-07-07 09:38:49

Armchaired
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

Thats a difficult question to answer WM.

As you know in my big boy size the cut on the OCs was humungous and needed major surgery.

For me and my shape the Orvis really are the winner.

The OCs do edge it on the cloth and construction though.

However remember my Khaki OCs were completely different to my Navy ones.

At the time we spoke and suspected that the Khaki were Hertling and the Navy not.


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#56 2015-07-07 10:02:28

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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

Do you reckon a tailor could get rid of the elephant ears thing (reshaping the edge of the pocket) or is that something you just have to live with ?

I have one other pair of trousers that does that and it annoys me a bit

 

#57 2015-07-07 10:53:16

Worried Man
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

^
Usually a result of the waist and/or seat being too tight.  I've had two pairs of khakis start doing that after a few washings as they shrank a bit.  Took them to the alterations lady to have the seat and waist let out a bit and it fixed it.  But, with flat-front trousers with on-seam pockets, this is a fairly typical issue.  The pockets just want to bulge, especially when sitting.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#58 2015-07-07 11:49:44

Armchaired
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

If anyone with a 36W is interested in these send me a PM

I have a link for a pair NWT at a cut down price.


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#59 2015-07-07 12:27:05

Jeff Reed
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

Worried Man wrote:

^
Usually a result of the waist and/or seat being too tight.  I've had two pairs of khakis start doing that after a few washings as they shrank a bit.  Took them to the alterations lady to have the seat and waist let out a bit and it fixed it.  But, with flat-front trousers with on-seam pockets, this is a fairly typical issue.  The pockets just want to bulge, especially when sitting.

Usually. That's not the case with these Orvis. We all seem to be experiencing this, and mine actually fit a little loose. Ironing kept them at bay for a few hours. Not exactly a fix for me even if that were successful as I do not want to iron my chinos, at least not with so much attention.

There is a definite flaw in the construction causing this problem.


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#60 2015-07-07 12:49:30

Armchaired
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

Armchaired wrote:

If anyone with a 36W is interested in these send me a PM

I have a link for a pair NWT at a cut down price.

Ok i have passed the link so move along there is nothing to see here.


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#61 2015-07-15 14:47:12

woofboxer
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

Now on sale reduced by £20 to £49 a pair

http://www.orvis.co.uk/p/ultimate-khakis-trim-fit/12pns


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#62 2015-07-15 14:48:54

Yuca
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

Sorry I'm too lazy to reread the whole thread - how does the rise on these compare to O'Connell's? Do they all have some sort of pocket problem? 49 pounds is tempting but not unmissable.


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#63 2015-07-16 07:40:30

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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

I ordered a pair last night with cuffs.  Orvis have just called to say that cuffs are not an option, and only plain bottoms are available.  I asked why they offer them as an option on the website, and was told that ..................wait for it....................it was a "computer error". Priceless.


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#64 2015-07-16 09:50:29

ZarJazz
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

...the cuffs are an inch wide anyway Chet.
You didn't miss out on much.

 

#65 2015-07-16 11:51:52

Chet
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

ZarJazz wrote:

...the cuffs are an inch wide anyway Chet.
You didn't miss out on much.

Ah, I wasn't aware of that.  Maybe they have done me a favour.

Thanks ZJ


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#66 2015-07-16 13:33:19

woofboxer
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

Chet wrote:

I ordered a pair last night with cuffs.  Orvis have just called to say that cuffs are not an option, and only plain bottoms are available.  I asked why they offer them as an option on the website, and was told that ..................wait for it....................it was a "computer error". Priceless.

Computer says 'Yes ...er No'


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#67 2015-07-16 20:21:56

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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

That's odd about the cuffs... I ordered over the phone and they were able to do me a 1 1/2" cuff upon request.  However I returned them as a little too baggy in the seat/thigh for me and the seams weren't even on the right leg (a problem discussed on here in relation to other cheaply made trousers, something about not being cut on the bias).

 

#68 2015-07-17 02:12:47

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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

..they were done an inch wide for me.

Orvis are OK after a tweak at a seamstress for knocking about in but they don't compare at all to O'connell's in my opinion.

*Thanks Yuca ; )*

 

#69 2015-08-07 04:25:18

woofboxer
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

Currently £34 on sale, size 32 & 34 only.

http://www.orvis.co.uk/p/ultimate-khakis-trim-fit/12pns


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#70 2015-08-07 06:18:25

Bop
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

Breath in!

 

#71 2015-08-07 06:42:42

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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

^ they've re-appeared in 36, 38 and for 40 still at £34


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#72 2015-08-07 06:45:25

Bop
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

And breathe out...

 

#73 2015-08-07 11:54:56

Armchaired
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

You bloody lot of swines... i have just ordered another two pairs.


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#74 2015-08-07 13:24:23

woofboxer
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

Armchaired wrote:

You bloody lot of swines... i have just ordered another two pairs.

I ordered another pair, at that price it would be rude not to.

Don't feel bad AC any man worth his salt needs at least five pairs of reserve chinos. We must have a contingency plan in case the world cotton crop fails several years running.


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#75 2015-08-07 13:57:51

Chet
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Re: I believe in Orvis khakis!

woofboxer wrote:

Armchaired wrote:

You bloody lot of swines... i have just ordered another two pairs.

I ordered another pair, at that price it would be rude not to.

Don't feel bad AC any man worth his salt needs at least five pairs of reserve chinos. We must have a contingency plan in case the world cotton crop fails several years running.

Five pairs in reserve?  I need to buy another pair........


Do you know what a Palmist once said to me? She said: will you let go!
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