The Hollywood Waist-

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by BellyTank, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action


    You can use the word slacks all you want, I'm just not keen on that word.
     
  2. Wild Root

    Wild Root Gone Home

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    That's fine but.... I asked why. Simple question I believe. Any bad memories tied to it? Or, does it just leave a bad taste in your mouth after the use of said word? ;)

    In that case, slacks slacks slacks slacks slacks slacks.... :p


    Sorry.

    WR.
     
  3. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    etymology

    Slacks
    Slack
    Slacker
    Slack-Jawed Weasel

    The word is generally not of positive associations.

    I think more than anything, I associate "slacks" with 70's polyester. But it's just a word.
     
  4. zeus36

    zeus36 A-List Customer

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    To me, slacks is a term for women's pants.
     
  5. Zach R.

    Zach R. Practically Family

    Anyone heard of any progress on this project?
     
  6. HistoricDetroit

    HistoricDetroit New in Town

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    Zach R. - thanks for the revival of this thread! Somehow I totally missed it when looking through the threads posted before my humble August 2005 arrival.

    Although I prefer to buy American whenever possible, I don't think I'm going to find any new and authentic highwaisted pants unless I have them tailor made, which would quickly get too expensive for my college student / blue collar budget. And despite checking eBay nearly every day for months, I have been unable to find a single pair of high waist pants in my size. Having said that, if this project is still a go, I'd definitely be interested in placing an order. And, I for one would be especially interested in speckled or flecked pants if they are done authentic vintage style, as they would look teriffic with my 1950s and 1960s sport shirts as well. Heck, sew me up a pair or two of those rust colored pants with the orange specks!

    I've got shirts, shoes, shorts, ties, and coats, but for God sake man, I need some pants!
     
  7. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Also see this thread:

    HistoricDetroit - also see this thread:
    XXX

    Nevermind. There used to be two threads. The Hollywood Waist and High Waisted Pants. Now just one.
     
  8. HistoricDetroit

    HistoricDetroit New in Town

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    You wouldn't happen to be referring to this thread would you:

    http://thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=1530
     
  9. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Yup

    Thanks - that's the one.
     
  10. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    So.... how's progress on the trousers et al?
     
  11. otterhound

    otterhound One of the Regulars

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    Tom James Makes Them

    Tom James is US-based clothier that does made-to-measure. They make hollywood waist pants. See http://www.tomjames.com/custsuits/trouseroptions.asp and look at the very bottom of the page.

    Tom James sends a salesman out to your office and he measures you. They'll do any detail you want. They aren't cheap, but they are cheaper than the Oxxford ones mentioned in a previous post in this thread.

    I have a Tom James suit with a half-waistband (no waistband in back only). Their workmanship is superb, but make sure you tell the salesman every detail you want. Don't leave it up to him to decide.

    I started by telling him him that I wanted to look like a gangster. After discussing all the details, I got a nice padded-shouldered single-breasted jacket. The pants were wide through the the thigh and calf and tapered at the cuff. The material was a super-150s charcoal solid.

    Now it was by far the most expensive suit I ever bought - $1,300. But I figure that if I can keep my weight under control, I'll get 20 years of use out of it. That's just $65/year.

    Pants by themselves will be much cheaper than that. And you can choose cheaper fabrics too.
     
  12. J. M. Stovall

    J. M. Stovall Call Me a Cab

    There hasn't been a peep about the new Hollywood pants since August, is it dead in the water or slowly limping into port?
     
  13. Wild Root

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    Nope.

    I got the sample sent to me by MK. I'm yet to get them cuffed. I started to work on that then my thread knotted up on me! That put the project at a screeching halt. I'm going to get them cuffed by the end of this week. I'll post some photos of them soon.

    I do say, they are very true to original Hollywood waisted pants, I'm sure if I had a pair made with good heavy fabric and a metal zipper or a button fly, they would be satisfactory!

    More on this later, stay tuned!

    =WR=
     
  14. jake_fink

    jake_fink Call Me a Cab

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    I'm still tuned.... but where the heck are these pants?
     
  15. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Root

    WildRoot's waiting for them to be actual vintage. Check back in 2064. :p
     
  16. thomasbonilsson

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    I want those pants!

    Bellytank.

    I NEED those pants. where have you found them?
     
  17. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Which Pants..?

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  18. thomasbonilsson

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    The grey ones that you show on one of the pictures!
     
  19. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I think we're still discussing Shanghai Jack's pants.



    Lucky Sot.
     
  20. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Oh- I think they are a long gone eBay item.

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