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#1 2016-06-17 05:30:28

Philly 86
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High rise pants list

Let's compile a list of brands, and if you can list specific models that's even better, of pants with a high rise. Add specs if you got 'em.

 

#2 2016-06-17 09:24:27

Yuca
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Re: High rise pants list

If it's strictly those still in production then it won't be a long list. O'Connell's, Hertling, Press . . . that's it I think, and the middle one is normally responsible for the other 2.

There's also the tailored option, which is probably even more expensive than importing the above brands.

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#3 2016-06-17 09:53:44

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Re: High rise pants list

Levi's 519 cords!




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#4 2016-06-17 12:48:46

Philly 86
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Re: High rise pants list

Yuca wrote:

If it's strictly those still in production then it won't be a long list. O'Connell's, Hertling, Press . . . that's it I think, and the middle one is normally responsible for the other 2.

There's also the tailored option, which is probably even more expensive than importing the above brands.

That's three more than I had before.

Do any of the O'Connnells have a slimmer leg and seat, i.e, not an old man cut? Any recommendations for good summery office pants from any of these makers?

 

#5 2016-06-17 13:04:49

Bradley
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Re: High rise pants list

Philly 86 wrote:

Yuca wrote:

If it's strictly those still in production then it won't be a long list. O'Connell's, Hertling, Press . . . that's it I think, and the middle one is normally responsible for the other 2.

There's also the tailored option, which is probably even more expensive than importing the above brands.

That's three more than I had before.

Do any of the O'Connnells have a slimmer leg and seat, i.e, not an old man cut? Any recommendations for good summery office pants from any of these makers?

Do what I do: find out your exact waist size for O'Connell's, hem em to your inseam (they do it for free), then have them tapered by your tailor.

 

#6 2016-06-17 14:05:38

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Re: High rise pants list

Lands' End makes a "long rise" in some of their traditional fit chinos. I have a few, and the rise is not quite as high as my O'Connell's but is respectable.


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#7 2016-06-17 14:25:05

Philly 86
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Re: High rise pants list

Bradley wrote:

Philly 86 wrote:

Yuca wrote:

If it's strictly those still in production then it won't be a long list. O'Connell's, Hertling, Press . . . that's it I think, and the middle one is normally responsible for the other 2.

There's also the tailored option, which is probably even more expensive than importing the above brands.

That's three more than I had before.

Do any of the O'Connnells have a slimmer leg and seat, i.e, not an old man cut? Any recommendations for good summery office pants from any of these makers?

Do what I do: find out your exact waist size for O'Connell's, hem em to your inseam (they do it for free), then have them tapered by your tailor.

Going to place an O Connells  order tonight. Questions: measuring waist, do you go around the navel? And how do you measure inseam? I was going to order a couple pairs to try and find right size, thinking gabardine cotton plain front because it's starting to get hot out (and they're relatively inexpensive) but if you have any recommendations let me know.

 

#8 2016-06-17 14:38:40

Yuca
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Re: High rise pants list

I'd add a couple of inches to your typical high street brand sizing i.e. whatever you take in LE/Levis/similar plus 2" should be correct.


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#9 2016-06-17 15:32:51

Chipper
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Re: High rise pants list

Sizing, anywhere, I've found, can be a pain in the keister. I think my experience has been about the same, though--I've had to go up in the waist with O'Connell's. I wear a 34 in LE, and when I first ordered from O'C, their 34 about cut me in half. At the same time, if I order 35 or 36, the butt looks like I'm wearing diapers and the legs are way too baggy. Through trial and error, I learned to order my usual size (34) and, in the instructions, request that the waist be let out 1.5 inches. This gives me a perfect fit.

Another great thing about O'Cs is they will honor reasonable alteration requests of almost any kind, free of charge--although that also means the item becomes nonreturnable, so you have to be sure about what you're requesting.

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#10 2016-06-27 21:18:09

Philly 86
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Re: High rise pants list

Update - tried O'Connells cotton gabardine trousers. I normally wear a 34, and tried a 34 and 35 - they were practically up to my nips! And incredibly long. The fit in the seat and leg wasn't too bad, but definitely fuller in the leg than I would normally wear. Going to try J Press next as I am fortunate enough to be near a store. Thanks for all the suggestions.

 

#11 2016-06-28 14:45:26

_XII_
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Re: High rise pants list

O'Connell's trousers don´t necessarily have high rise. The options are L (long/high), R (regular) and S (short). One might assume this refers to the length of hem.

EDIT: I like L

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#12 2016-07-19 19:16:20

Philly 86
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Re: High rise pants list

Went with these tropical wool J Press Blue trousers from their recent line of stuff. When pulled up all the way they go about a half inch over my navel, nice slim leg. Had to have them hemmed, didn't go with a cuff but probably will for next pair. Very pleased with them.

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#13 2016-07-19 22:02:58

Bradley
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Re: High rise pants list

Philly 86 wrote:

Went with these tropical wool J Press Blue trousers from their recent line of stuff. When pulled up all the way they go about a half inch over my navel, nice slim leg. Had to have them hemmed, didn't go with a cuff but probably will for next pair. Very pleased with them.

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What size did you get, and what does the front rise measure?

J. Press has a few of their blue line trousers on 60% discount at the moment, but I'm wary of buying them out of fear that the rise will be too low.

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#14 2016-07-20 04:52:55

Patrick
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Re: High rise pants list

Bill's M1 if you can still find them anywhere.

Long rise and super-baggy in every regard.

Not everyone's thing, especially not here in the Land of the Skinny Men

 

#15 2016-07-20 07:34:53

Chief Brody
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Re: High rise pants list

Yuca, spoke to Tahir at Rafaelle Candillos just now. £150 for pants. You supply the cloth. From scratch or for copies. Boom shakalaka.

Quoted me £300 to copy a jacket...forgot to bring the Bleeding Madras with me!

 

#16 2016-07-20 07:42:55

Yuca
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Re: High rise pants list

Thanks that's the same as I was paying up here. A lot of money but a good way to get some old Brooks trousers cloned. A lot of O'Connell's trousers must work out at about the same or more, particularly after shipping, customs and possible tailoring costs (although they will do the cuffing etc themselves).


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#17 2016-07-20 07:53:12

Chief Brody
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Re: High rise pants list

Yeah and thing is I have nothing to copy...trouser wise. Poor me. But I am sure I'll figure it out... I am a bright boy! wink

 

#18 2016-07-20 09:12:11

Yuca
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Re: High rise pants list

Get hold of on old Brooks suit and away you go. Or any decent vintage natural shoulder trousers really.


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#19 2016-07-20 13:30:43

Philly 86
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Re: High rise pants list

Is there a consensus way to measure rise? I saw mention of leg opening to
Waist minus the inseam length, but wasn't exactly sure where on the inseam to
Measure from, as the actual lowest crotch point isn't really clear.

 

#20 2016-07-20 14:26:59

Bradley
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Re: High rise pants list

Philly 86 wrote:

Is there a consensus way to measure rise? I saw mention of leg opening to
Waist minus the inseam length, but wasn't exactly sure where on the inseam to
Measure from, as the actual lowest crotch point isn't really clear.

For the rise, just measure from the top of the front of the waistband to the crotch seam (where both inseams meet).

 

#21 2016-07-20 15:04:03

Bradley
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Re: High rise pants list

Also, what is the measurement of the waist (straight across the front when laid flat) on your pair? I'm a 30", but I'm curious as to how close to true-to-size these are.

 

#22 2016-07-20 19:55:55

Philly 86
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Re: High rise pants list

Rise from the line I measured is 11" exactly, and the waist on these size 36 across is 18" exactly. I don't know if 11" is a super high, these certainly aren't as high as the O'Connell's I tried (although I think I'm going to give those another chance). I will say that these have a higher rise than all of my other dress pants, and I'm definitely enjoying the cut but do wish they were about half an inch higher or maybe even a little more.

My other realization is that, even with the higher rise, they do tend to fall down like all other dress pants. It seems that suspenders/braces would really be ideal, but that's a look I just can't get into (maybe I should lose this gut...)

Side note, do people here recommend O'Connell's khakis?

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#23 2017-05-09 08:01:13

Pennies_and_Oxfords
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Re: High rise pants list

I just bought a fresh pair of Levis 501CTs. The rise seems pretty high to me, higher than the 501 I tried a size up. It recorded 12-inches on a pair of 31 pre-wash. They seem to have changed their pattern from the initial release though, because it seems to be a lot slimmer than the first pair I bought. Still, worth a shot.

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#24 2017-06-24 12:49:46

ste
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Re: High rise pants list

This is probably the most important thread in my life.

I've tried to get stuff made - although in Japan with communication problems. And I did a MTM thing at Jos A Bank. Never quite right.
The 3rd time at Tailor Fukuoka in Aoyama worked out quite nicely but the rise is possibly 1/2 too low. But they're the best so far.

Thought about O'Connell's and J.Press but haven't bit the bullet yet. There's Cable Car Clothiers in my town and I will try out their poplin pants today. The salesman/owner is a bit pushy for my tastes, but I will suffer through.

 

#25 2017-06-25 02:38:32

woofboxer
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Re: High rise pants list

ste wrote:

This is probably the most important thread in my life.

I've tried to get stuff made - although in Japan with communication problems. And I did a MTM thing at Jos A Bank. Never quite right.
The 3rd time at Tailor Fukuoka in Aoyama worked out quite nicely but the rise is possibly 1/2 too low. But they're the best so far.

Thought about O'Connell's and J.Press but haven't bit the bullet yet. There's Cable Car Clothiers in my town and I will try out their poplin pants today. The salesman/owner is a bit pushy for my tastes, but I will suffer through.

I think we're all in the same boat Ste, the right 'natural shoulder' trouser seems to be the hardest bit of the ivy wardrobe to source. Buzz Rickson chinos are worth a look, they are based on old military items and the legs may require some tapering, depending on your personal taste, but the quality and the riseability are good. O'Connells are a sure bet, pricey but you won't be disappointed. J Press is also worth considering, but be careful they slip some low rise terrors in when you least expect it. Their sales people are good and will guide you, so its worth ringing one of the stores. I've found Chris in the Washington DC branch to be very good in the past. I say past of course because I'm talking about the halcyon days when the £ stood at nearly $2 and I could breeze into J Press at sale time and walk out with bagfuls of stuff.

Let us know how you get on at Cable Car.


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